The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ended a very positive season for Pierre Gasly, who delivered the team from Faenza another important result.
The French driver and his Japanese teammate made sparks on the Yas Marina circuit, taking home, respectively, a fifth and a fourth place.
couldn’t really ask for a better end to the season 👏— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) December 12, 2021
WELL DONE BOYS!! 👊 pic.twitter.com/uHY09x4TGt
The driver at the center of the Red Bull matter who has caused a lot of discussion, has once again proved to be incredibly talented, and has made perseverance his main weapon.
This year he earned many points, which unfortunately were not enough to ensure the Italian team the 5th position in the constructors' standings, he took home a podium, in Baku, and confirmed himself as one of the most crystalline talents in Formula 1.
After the race he commented on his performance and on AlphaTauri’s season on the official channels of the team:
“I’m so happy, what an incredible result to end the season with.
“I think overall this weekend the car has been really strong, I didn’t expect the race pace to be quite as good but in the end it has been a great day.
"It’s amazing to be finishing the season on such a high, it’s been a long journey getting back to this point, but I’ve really rebuilt my confidence and it’s great heading into the off-season with this incredible result,” he said.
“I’m extremely happy to finish in P5 today, it’s the best way to end this year.
"It’s been an incredible season, the most successful for us as a team in 15 years, we’ve scored a lot of points and there have been many highlights. We’ve focused on ourselves every single race and I think we’ve performed well this season, so I’m really proud of everyone."
Then he congratulated his friend and ex teammate Max Verstappen:
“Huge congratulations to Max, it was such a tough battle throughout the season and I think he really deserved it today. I want to thank him also for giving this great result to Honda, as he’s given them the best way to celebrate their last year in F1.”
“I’m really pleased for him, we grew up racing together, we knew he would have been World Champion one day and he did it today. It’s well deserved,” he concluded.
from P12 to P5, a super driver from @PierreGASLY once again!— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) December 12, 2021
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