The Alpine driver believed there was more on offer for the team, after he dropped out of the points in the closing stages of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
Alpine driver Pierre Gasly had a difficult race in Las Vegas due to various issues. At the start, he was in a good position, starting from fourth on the grid and holding third after the Safety Car period. While other drivers pitted during the second Safety Car, Alpine chose to keep Gasly out on 12-lap old Hard tires. His teammate, Esteban Ocon, managed to get his tires up to temperature quicker and ended up behind Gasly, despite team radio instructions to hold position. Gasly struggled with graining on his tires, which was a concern raised among teams prior to the race due to low ambient temperatures. This ultimately caused him to drop out of the points and finish in P11. Gasly found the last 25 laps of the race to be “painful” and described it as a nightmare, especially after a strong start. He believes there needs to be a review of the Safety Car speeds and is unsure why he struggled so much with his car.