Pierre Gasly, who is currently in his sixth season in Formula One, admits he hasn’t yet found his AlphaTauri engine to his satisfaction.
Due to the nature of F1’s close title race in 2022, Pierre Gasly believes AlphaTauri may climb from 14th to 7th on the track with only a slight step up in performance.
The former championship winner, who finished eighth in the World Championship rankings previous season, earned six points from the first three rounds of the season.
In Bahrain, his AlphaTauri AT03 was grounded due to dependability concerns, but he finished second in Saudi Arabia and third in Australia.
Nevertheless, neither Gasly nor his partner Yuki Tsunoda are pleased with their driving style, according to the Frenchman, who claims that Alfa Romeo and Haas have already passed them.
“I must say, we are learning every single session. I think it’s pretty much like any other team, we’re trying to develop the car constantly, weekend after weekend,” Gasly told members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.
“It’s really tight in the midfield, but we haven’t reached a point where both Yuki and myself are really happy with the car that we have.”
Gasly: Two-tenths of a spot could be worth 7th
Many F1 crews will introduce their initial improvements of the 2022 season to Imola, as is customary for the first European race.
One of those squads will be AlphaTauri, who have already laid out their “very interesting” upgrade proposals.
But there is still performance in the vehicle that the squad raced in Australia, with Gasly sure that two tenths of a second of lap time will put them seven places ahead on race day.
“There is quite a lot of work that we’re trying to do over the next couple of races to try to improve the balance, to try to find more performance,” Gasly added.
“These two-tenths that we could find in the midfield could mean that we go from P14 to P7.
“It’s extremely important that we keep focusing on ourselves, but I’m confident in the team, and in ourselves, to make this progress over the next few weeks.”
Below are some of the most well-known FORMULA 1 drivers’ apparels, all of which are available at reasonable costs. Visit our link now if you are interested in the racing clothing collection:
F1, F1 2022, Formula 1, Grand Prix, Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri, Yuki Tsunoda, Alfa Romeo, Haas