The 2022 Singapore Grand Prix started off with a literal bang, with Pierre Gasly’s AlphaTauri flaming up in the middle of Free Practice 2. The reason given was that his air intake caught on fire, which caused him to jump out of his car in a hurry in order to escape the immediate danger.
The 26-year-old Frenchman is currently 11th on the driver standings, having scored a total of 22 points this season. There are potential rumours that Gasly will be leaving AlphaTauri in order to go to Alpine to fill Alonso’s vacant seat next year. Fans are excited at the possibility of this and cannot wait to see what kind of skill and performance he will show with the Alpine team alongside Esteban Ocon next year.
Gasly is loved by all the fans and his exceptional driving skills are respected in the sport. He has been with AlphaTauri for quite a while and is the only driver to give them a race win after Sebastian Vettel. He is currently in talks with Alpine in order to occupy the vacant left by Alonso leaving for Aston Martin.
F1 twitter blows up over the news of Pierre Gasly’s car catching fire in FP2
Fans took to Twitter to share Gasly’s recent misfortune in FP2 and commented a variety of reactions to this piece of news.
The comments and reactions by the fans are varying and interesting.
Gasly is currently 11 in the driver standings, having scored a total of 22 points for the AlphaTauri team this season. With 6 races left in the season, there is a possibility for him to move up the rankings if he performs well in the coming few races including the Singapore Grand Prix.