The first day of the Qatar GP is over and AlphaTauri can be extremely content with their work.
Pierre Gasly is confirming his great shape of the last events, as the Frenchman classified second in both sessions, lighting up hopes for a strong qualifying. The goal is to stay ahead of Ferrari and McLaren.
“It’s been a very good Friday, the best of the season so far I’d say – he states - Inside of the car it doesn’t feel that easy, but the lap times are looking really good. I think in terms of balance we can do even better for tomorrow, so we’ll try and work on that tonight. Our target is of course to be as far up the grid as possible but we’re obviously realistic, we’re looking very competitive at the moment, so we’ll hope to be up there with McLaren and Ferrari again in Quali.”
in FP2* https://t.co/tu49RHfmKR— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) November 19, 2021
Yuki Tsunoda did a good job too. The Japanese ended the FP1 in P5 and 7th in the second session of the day.
“It was good out there today, with the car looking quite strong so far. We tried some different set-ups to gather important data for Quali and the race, which is really important, as we’re at a new circuit – he explains. – The car performed well on the Mediums but I struggled a bit more on the soft tyre, so we have some work to do tonight to try and improve in this area. Overall, I think it’s been a good day, we’ve just got to put it all together when it counts. Overtaking looks like it’ll be quite difficult here, so it’s going to be important to get a good starting position for the race, then we can be in a good place to score points on Sunday.”