Suspension Damage Ends Pierre Gasly’s Race

After a coming together with Charles Leclerc, Pierre Gasly suffered a punctured tyre and suspension damage, which saw him retire from the race.

While it was a disappointing day for Gasly, his teammate Yuki Tsunoda fought his way to a tenth place finish to score a vital point in the Constructor’s Championship battle.

Disappointment For Pierre Gasly

A dejected Pierre Gasly was frustrated not to finish the Styrian Grand Prix, with suspension damage forcing him out of the race.

“Honestly, I don’t think there’s too much to say about today. I was in the middle of the straight when the incident happened, so I don’t believe there was a lot I could do. It was a great weekend up until that moment and I’m obviously extremely disappointed to not be part of the race today, as I think we had a great package to score points here. It’s extremely frustrating, as we’re in a tight fight in the Constructors Championship, but we still remain fifth which is really positive for the team,” said Gasly.

2021 Styrian Grand Prix, Sunday - Pierre Gasly (image courtesy Scuderia AlphaTauri)
2021 Styrian Grand Prix, Sunday – Pierre Gasly (image courtesy Scuderia AlphaTauri)

Points Finish For Yuki Tsunoda

After a recent run of outs, it was a welcome return to form for Yuki Tsunoda, who was happy to be back in the points in Spielberg.

“It’s a good step up from last week and I’m happy to be finishing in the points today. I want to say thank you to the team, we’ve put in a lot of work over the last few weeks, so to be in the top ten is really positive. I think potentially there was the opportunity to even finish in P8 or P9, but we just need to analyse everything and work hard ahead of next week. I believe this has been my most consistent weekend so far and I have to say overall I am happy. It was a real shame for Pierre today, but the pace of the car is definitely there, so we just need to put it all together next week. I’ve got some cool activities planned with AlphaTauri and Red Bull over the next few days and then we’ll start preparing for the second race here in Austria,” added Tsunoda.

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