Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri): Everything is much worse

Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri): Everything is much worse

Oct 21, 2021, 9:01:11 AM Sport

AlphaTauri Honda driver Pierre Gasly has a healthy respect for his job on the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) – because the 2020 Monza winner suspects that bumps and waves are distorting the picture.

Pierre Gasly is a racer through and through, so the 25-year-old Frenchman rarely misses a MotoGP race. What he saw a few weeks ago inspires him with respect. The two-wheelers in the top motorcycle category had their hands full keeping their machines under control at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Texas.

The current ninth place in the World Cup, Gasly says: «I guess our task could be quite complicated next weekend. After seeing the pictures from MotoGP, the bumps that we complained about two years ago seem to have gotten worse. “

With regard to this problem, Formula 1 racing director Michael Masi says: “I was in telephone contact with my motorcycle colleagues during the MotoGP weekend. Since Formula 1 was last at the COTA in 2019, parts of the track have been freshly paved. Those areas that are now being criticized by motorcycle racers do not correspond to those areas that have been given a new surface. We have been assured that some of the critical spots will be sanded off. There is still enough time for that. “

Gasly, 2020 Monza GP winner, suspects: “This slope surface will force a compromise in the set-up, but we won’t know how far we have to go until we get there.”

“What comforts me: We have a car that has proven to be competitive on every type of track. But we have to avoid problems if we want to move up to Alpine in the World Cup. “

Turkey Grand Prix

01. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Mercedes W12, 1: 30: 50,347h

02. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing RB16B-Honda, +14.584 sec

03. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing RB16B-Honda, +33.471

04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari SF21, +37.814

05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes W12, +41.812

06. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri AT02-Honda, +44.292

07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren MCL35M-Mercedes, +47.213

08. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari SF21, +51,526

09. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin AMR21-Mercedes, +1: 22.018 min

10. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine A521-Renault, +1 lap

11. Antonio Giovinazzi (I), Alfa Romeo C41-Ferrari, +1 lap

12. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN), Alfa Romeo C41-Ferrari, +1 lap

13. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren MCL35M-Mercedes, +1 lap

14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri AT02-Honda, +1 lap

15. George Russell (GB), Williams FW43B-Mercedes, +1 lap

16. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine A521-Renault, +1 lap

17. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams FW43B-Mercedes, +1 lap

18. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin AMR21-Mercedes, +1 lap

19. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas VF-21-Ferrari, +1 lap

20. Nikita Mazepin (RUS), Haas VF-21-Ferrari, +2 laps

World Championship stand after 16 of 22 races


1. Verstappen 262.5 points

2. Hamilton 256.5 points

3rd Bottas 177

4. Norris 145

5. Pérez 135

6. Sainz 116.5

7. Leclerc 116

8. Ricciardo 95

9. Gasly 74

10. Alonso 58

11. Ocon 46

12. Vettel 35

13. Stroll 26

14. Tsunoda 18

15. Russell 16

16. Latifi 7

17. Raikkonen 6

18. Giovinazzi 1

19. Schumacher 0

20. Kubica 0

21. Mazepin 0


1. Mercedes 433.5

2. Red Bull Racing 397.5

3. McLaren 240

4. Ferrari 232.5

5. Alpine 104

6. AlphaTauri 92

7. Aston Martin 61

8. Williams 23

9. Alfa Romeo 7

10. Haas 0

Published by Micheal Warner


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