AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly completed the season in tenth place together with his first profession win. The Frenchman is pleased with the way it went …
Q: The season ended with a great end in Abu Dhabi, are you happy?
Pierre Gasly: To be trustworthy, I’m very happy with the eighth place, as a result of throughout the entire weekend there have been issues with the automobile. I couldn’t fly as I needed, assault with full drive. And I understood that it could be troublesome for me within the race, particularly when beginning on Tender.
I needed to benefit from the final race of the season, and in the long run it occurred. We fought nice, I overtook two Ferrari vehicles, Lance, Esteban, Daniel – the race was actually energetic. It was nice to earn a pair extra factors, ultimately beating Lance within the particular person competitors.
I completed final yr in seventh place [больше полсезона выступая в Red Bull Racing]having misplaced one level to Sainz, he’s now tenth, forward of Lance. There are a lot of optimistic moments.
Q: Was there no contact when overtaking Lance?
Pierre Gasly: I did not really feel that there was contact, however the combat was very tight. I knew that I needed to overtake him as quickly as the chance arises. And every part labored out.
Query: With what emotions do you go on winter holidays?
Pierre Gasly: I’m very happy and completely happy for the staff. At the start of the season, I bear in mind it nicely, the expectations have been a lot decrease. On the stage in Barcelona, every part was so dangerous that we thought – one or two races in glasses could be our most. Consequently, this yr turned out to be probably the most profitable within the historical past of Toro Rosso / AlphaTauri.
I managed to win the race – I nonetheless cannot imagine it. It was additionally the very best season for me. I’ve develop into extra skilled, I understand how to work with a staff. And the staff carried out at a special degree this yr. So it was a great yr for us.