The Scuderia AlphaTauri boys had an eventful qualifying as they only had one practice session. Pierre Gasly was once again best of the rest, but teammate Yuki Tsunoda missed out on Q3.
it’s gonna be one interesting Sprint Quali tomorrow! 👊 pic.twitter.com/NmztGF3kKI— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) November 12, 2021
Gasly comments, "Today I’m really, really happy. FP1 was quite difficult for me and I struggled a little bit in Quali too, but every time I went out I managed to find a little bit more, playing with everything inside of the car and making small improvements each time we ran."
He adds, "I managed to put it all together when it counted and I think it was a really incredible lap in Q3 today, so I’m really pleased with that. It’s really amazing for us to be Qualifying right behind Mercedes and Red Bull, it’s a critical moment in the Championship and the team did a fantastic job today."
He concludes, "Of course, it’s only Friday so we’ve got two more days, it’s going to be pretty intense, but we’ve put ourselves in the best place possible.”
Pierre Gasly P5 appreciation post ⛽️ pic.twitter.com/wsU3FYMNaR— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) November 12, 2021
Tsunoda comments, "This is another new track for me, so practice was really important this morning and I think I managed to get up to speed quite quickly, which was good."
.@PierreGASLY’s going through to the top 10 shootout! 👊 @yukitsunoda07 made a great effort in his first visit to São Paulo and will line up P13 for tomorrow’s Sprint Quali 👍 pic.twitter.com/f7xoR15S3V— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) November 12, 2021
He adds, "The car feels good round this track, so it’s a shame I couldn’t make it through to Q3 today."
He concludes, "I think Sprint Qualifying tomorrow is going to be a bit tricky starting from this position, but I’ll try to make my way forward so I can start Sunday’s race in a stronger place.”