After a spectacular victory in Monza, many wanted to congratulate Pierre Gasly on this outstanding achievement, but could not immediately get through to him, including French President Emmanuel Macron.
Over the past 24 years, Gasly became the first French driver who managed to win Formula 1 – the count should be started from the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix, when Olivier Panis climbed to the top of the podium. And also under very unusual circumstances, but that’s a different story.
During an interview with Sky Sports, French rider AlphaTauri was asked if he had had time to chat with his girlfriend or parents.
“I haven’t even had time to talk to them yet,” Pierre replied. – And I just saw that the President of France called me! Emmanuel Macron just called – I have to call him back! But so far I have not had a single free second, so now I will have to devote some time to this. “
According to ESPN, on Sunday evening, a conversation between the rider and the president of his country did take place.
The first time Pierre climbed to the podium last year, when he finished second in the Brazilian stage of the season, and now he won, which allowed him to move to 8th place in the individual classification and ahead of Carlos Sainz, who finished second in Monza.