Monza’s qualifying sprint – second of its kind this season – smiled on Valtteri Bottas this Saturday. Not to Pierre Gasly.
Despite a brilliant start, the French pilot of the Alpha Tauri team quickly damaged his front wing in contact with Daniel Ricciardo. He then lost control of his car and ended up in the wall of tires at the third corner.
« I was very disappointed, I started very well with the medium tires and I passed Lando Norris then Lewis Hamilton, who had a bad start. Then I didn’t expect Daniel Ricciardo to slow down so much in the second corner, I hit him at the back. The contact is not very strong, but it is enough to break the front wing which passes under my car on the next turn. I couldn’t turn anymore, I went straight into the wall », Explains the 25-year-old Norman.
It was a year ago…
And to add on the Canal + antenna: » There will be more laps and we have been performing well all weekend, so we will do everything to try to come back and get points if possible. But it will be very difficult, surely starting from the pits … “A year ago, on September 6, 2020, Pierre Gasly triumphed here at Monza, on the Italian Grand Prix. The first French victory in F1 since Olivier Panis in Monaco in 1996.
– Formula 1 (@ F1) September 11, 2021