Pierre Gasly had a weekend to forget at the Spanish GP for the French man as he finished P14 after a horrible end to his race. But, it seemed that all of his misery was not of his making. The car didn’t seem to have the grip for him to be able to go and express himself.
This could be a major dent to his chances of making that plunge to Red Bull yet again keeping in mind that Sergio Perez has been flying in that RB-18. His problems started from the end of the second practice session which didn’t allow him to feature in the third practice session. The Milton Keynes team did decide to gamble with the set up in qualifying but that didn’t work out as he qualified P 14.
It went from bad to worse for him at the start of the race as he damaged his front wing after wing with Esteban Ocon and later on collided with Lance Stroll at Turn 1 to receive a 5 seconds penalty which only allowed him to finish P14. But the French man seems to have put the disappointment of the Spanish GP behind him and is focused fully to perform at the most legendary races of them all, the Monaco GP.
Pierre Gasly fully focused on the upcoming Monaco GP after a miserable weekend in Spain
But, Pierre Gasly is also wary of the challenges posed by the historic street circuit in Monte Carlo. In his recent interview, he said, “Monaco is both historic and iconic in Formula 1. The whole world knows the Monaco Grand Prix, and photos from the early days of this race show how little this circuit has changed.”
“It is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, race of the year.”
“Driving right on the limit at this circuit requires maximum concentration and it’s a real challenge,” as reported by gpblog.
Pierre Gasly is one of the more talented drivers who has achieved a lot with a midfield team. But, if he’s looking to take that leap, he will have to be more consistent and a good performance at the Monaco GP can go a long way in his bid to drive for a top team.