According to AlphaTauri, today has been a rather successful day. As well as a strong day for Pierre Gasly in P7, Yuki Tsunoda secured P10 on his first visit to Marina Bay.
Qualifying today, the team chose to go with the inter compound early on, which worked out very well for them. As they were able to get two decently balanced cars through qualifying, battling all the way to Q3 with both their drivers. Gasly retrieved nearly all of the information accessible from the packet today.
Post-qualifying, Gasly comments, "It was a lot of fun out there today."
He adds, "It was really tricky in every session with these conditions, sliding around everywhere, but I must say I’m super happy with P7. If you look at how our weekend was going so far, we didn’t look so good, but thanks to the rain this evening our day got a lot better.
"We know how important your starting position is here in Singapore, so being in P7 is really positive, with Lando and Fernando just ahead of us, so we’ll see what we can do from there."
He concludes, "I think we have a big opportunity tomorrow to score points with both cars, so we need to utilise this to help in our Championship battle, and we’ve seen today that we can do well in these difficult conditions so I’m hoping for some more rain.”
In terms of what the team expects in the race, their performance in the dry on Friday was not as strong as they expected, but they've improved the car since then.
If this were the case, they'd have to negotiate the three tyre kinds, which may throw things off and possibly work in the teams' favour.
With both cars starting in a good place, the goal is to score points tomorrow.