Six days on from his outstanding Monza win, Alpha Tauri’s Pierre Gasly was eradicated from the primary qualifying session on the Tuscan Grand Prix — he’ll begin the race from 16th on the grid.
Gasly claimed his first F1 victory on the wild Italian Grand Prix however didn’t progress previous Q1 on the second Italian race of the 2020 season. The Alpha Tauri driver was simply 0.1s off a spot within the second session.
“It is clearly a really, very disappointing qualifying for us after a terrific consequence,” Gasly mentioned afterwards. “We did a large step again in qualifying.
“We did just a few errors which did not occurred thus far this season and sadly on this midfield, with the margins we’ve got, they had been actually expensive.”
Whereas Alpha Tauri regarded fast at factors in apply, Gasly thinks the workforce sacrificed some tempo with the modifications made forward of qualifying.
“As we speak we missed it for half a tenth and we misplaced over a tenth with the deployment, working out of SOC [State of Charge] means too early earlier than the road. We additionally made just a few [set-up] modifications after P3 which did not go in the fitting course, and we’re nonetheless analysing why we mainly went slower than P3. There may be much less gasoline within the automotive so we misplaced grip and we are able to see it, so we’re nonetheless investigating.
“However I am not blaming anybody. I am simply saying us as a workforce did not do the proper job in the present day and, with the margins of half a tenth, it’s nothing. However in the present day the few little errors we did clearly price us so much.”