AlphaTauri need a “perfect” weekend says Gasly

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 17: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT03 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 17, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202206170932 // Usage for editorial use only //
MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 17: Pierre Gasly of France driving the (10) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT03 on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 17, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202206170932 // Usage for editorial use only //

Pierre Gasly wants his AlphaTauri team to deliver a “perfect weekend” at Round 11 of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in Austria.

The Frenchman’s team head to the Red Bull Ring in Speilberg which is owned by the team’s parent company, Red Bull.

Recently re-signed Gasly said: “We will need to have a perfect weekend as, since the start of the season, we have had a few problems, and it will be important to get our package working well on tracks that on paper are not best suited to us. If we do our very best, we can seize opportunities when they come.”

The one-time race winner admitted that the track’s characteristics were likely to make the weekend complicated for his team: “It’s a very fast layout, especially the second and third sectors, and it’s the type of track that has been a bit complicated for us since the start of the year.”

Gasly’s team mate, Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda said he is glad that the team can go racing after just a few days to put the Silverstone weekend behind them.

Tsunoda caused a collision between the two AlphaTauri cars, when he attempted to overtake Gasly at Village corner, which damaged the Frenchman’s rear-wing and inadvertently led to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen picking up damage to his car, which cost him a chance of winning the race.

Speaking of the incident, the 21-year-old said: “We discussed it as a team and now we move forward.”

Tsunoda agreed with Gasly that it could be a tricky weekend for the team: “It could be a slightly difficult weekend for us, as I’m not sure the high speeds will suit our car that well. Our performance level has been different at various tracks, so you never know what to expect really.”

AlphaTauri have failed to live up to their 2021 form, scoring just 27-points this season, leaving them a distance 7th in the Constructors’ Standings, with Gasly having scored 16-points and Tsunoda 11-points.

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