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Gasley struggled to digest his crash with Ocon and his retirement in Australia

On the official Formula 1 website, Pierre Gasly (Alpine) commented on his start to the season and his collision with teammate Esteban Ocon at the Australian Grand Prix. 2023 is a particularly “intense” year, says the French driver.

Pierre Gasly took up the pen at the Formula 1 site. In a lengthy speech published on Monday, the French driver looked back on his first three race weekends with Alpine, which was marked in particular by his crash with Esteban Ocon in Australia a fortnight ago. “I was satisfied with how 98% of the race went for us,” said the man who was fighting for the top 5 two laps since his crash.

“Unfortunately circumstances changed and we came away empty-handed. It’s not a pleasant feeling to be so disappointed. It was painful to put in a good performance and see it end at the end.”

“We Explained Internally”

After the race we had the Frenchman very annoyed with the media, perhaps worried about being sanctioned by the FIA ​​when he faced a suspension race and no penalty was handed out to him. So he wanted to turn the page quickly. “After the race I don’t want to think too much about it – express my disappointment – and then try to get over it as soon as possible. As a team we obviously explained internally. Whatever happens we will keep. It’s said. For us.”

The former AlphaTauri rider is already looking forward to the next Grand Prix in Baku (weekend of April 30), where the first sprint race of the season will take place: “As I said, Australia is behind us. The team and I are already working on it. Very hard and aiming for a similar performance in Baku and beyond. , with excellent results.”

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Alpine will have to rely on the quality of the single seater in Melbourne to finally win big points. “I think first of all, looking at the positives, it’s a good step in the right direction,” Gasley added about the Australian GP. “Really, it’s a big step for the team. .”

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