Gasly: Alpine “expected” to be knocked out in Q1
Gasly and Ocon had a disappointing qualifying session at Monza, with Gasly finishing 17th and Ocon just behind in 18th. Gasly admitted that their car, the A523, was not fast enough on the long straights of Monza. Despite being aware of the challenges, Gasly was hopeful that they could still make it through to Q2 but ultimately fell short. Gasly felt that the hard tyre was particularly difficult for their car, as it affected the balance and performance in corners. Both drivers acknowledged the need to analyze and come up with better solutions for next year. Ocon was surprised by their struggles and expressed the need to find answers for their performance issues at Monza.