AlphaTauri has had a challenging first half of the season, but Pierre Gasly is “100%” confident that things will improve for the squad in the second half of the year.
After a challenging first half of the 2022 season, Pierre Gasly is optimistic that AlphaTauri may have a successful second half of the year.
In the Constructors’ Championship, the Red Bull sister team finished the 2021 season in sixth place, just 13 points behind Alpine in fifth and with a commanding 65-point lead over Aston Martin in seventh.
But this season, the team has frequently been further back in the pack, and they are presently in eighth place, seven points clear of Aston Martin in ninth.
Gasly is “100%” confident AlphaTauri can get better
When Formula One resumes after the summer vacation, Gasly is confident that despite the squad’s difficult beginning of the year, the second half of the season will go stronger for AlphaTauri. This is especially true given latest races’ performance improvements.
Speaking to the media, including RacingNews365.com, Gasly responded, “Yeah, 100 percent. Knowing the potential of the squad’s package gives me optimism for the rest of 2022.
“We knew at the start of the season that this year is a race of development; new regulations, new cars, people are just going to develop their car throughout the year.
“It doesn’t really matter how you start, what’s important is just to have [progress] through the year.
“I think we started in a decent place. I kind of got slowed down a bit with all the issues we had with porpoising, etc.
“But now it’s clearly bringing performance, and when you see how tight the midfield is, I think it’s clearly going to put us back in that fight.
“Now, two tenths in the midfield go from P8 to P16, so we just need to make sure we maximise the full potential of what we’ve got, for the rest of the year.”
Gasly is pleased to get a break to “reset”
Before the calendar restarts with the Belgian Grand Prix on August 26–28, Formula 1 is now in the midst of its summer vacation. Gasly has appreciated the chance to refocus ahead of the rest of the season.
“I must say, I’m looking forward to it, just to have some downtime and also sort of reset, take the time to analyse this first part of the year, which hasn’t been the way we wanted as a team,” the Frenchman continued.
“[We] didn’t get the result that we would have liked, and [so we can] kind of regroup and see how to approach this second part of the year in the best way possible.”
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