Spain GP - Pierre's Debreif

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We went again in sunny Spain, it was a hot weekend as fans camp out with picnic blankets and covers around the track. Teams are trying to keep everything from the car to tires at the desired temperature so as not to break FIA rules in this far from ideal setting. 


Pierre Gasly (AT03-04, Car 10)

First Practice Session - Best lap: 1:21.422, pos. 8th, 23 laps

Second Practice Session - Best lap: 1:20.917, pos. 11th, 28 laps

“It feels good to be back in Barcelona. Today hasn’t been our best Friday though, it’s been extremely difficult. We can’t seem to get the car where we want it, the conditions aren’t helping and it’s hard to cope with, but that’s the same for everyone. It’s not going to be an easy race for anyone, the car has never liked these super-hot temperatures, so we’ll need to analyse everything tonight and work out what’s best for us to get the most from it. There’s a lot of things we need to improve tonight and then after FP3 tomorrow we can look to see what’s achievable for us in Qualifying. We’re not too far from the top 10 so we just need to go away, focus on ourselves and hopefully we’ll be in Q3 tomorrow.”


Pierre Gasly (AT03-04, Car 10)

Third Practice Session – No Time Set

Qualifying - Best lap: (Q1) 1:20.719, (Q2) 1:20.861, pos. 14th

“We’ve been struggling all weekend and then we had the issue in FP3 on the out-lap which meant we couldn’t run at all that session. I want to say a big thank you to all the mechanics that put the car back together in time for Quali today, as there was a lot of work involved. We’ve lacked pace on this track, so we wanted to try some things this morning but unfortunately that wasn’t possible. So, we thought we would try something different for Quali, aiming to get some extra speed from the car, but it just didn’t work and it was a difficult session. It didn’t pay off, but tomorrow is another day and ultimately where we score points. It’s going to be a pretty long race, particularly with the degradation as we think there will be a lot of stops, so I think there will be opportunities to move forward and head towards the points.”

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