17 Burst results for "Pierre Gasly"

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

02:47 min | 2 weeks ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"And 18th, which was a place ahead of Lewis Hamilton. In 19th and indeed, Lewis Hamilton came in 5th behind Carlos Sainz. So two brilliant recovery drives no watching Game of Thrones on the iPad for Lewis today, which is what he said before the race. If he was going to be stuck in a boring DRS train, Sergio Pérez had a moment early on. His brakes were on fire. I thought that could be a race ending moment actually, but got that under control coming home. 6th in the end. Again, you could say that was a good recovery drive for him. You could say that or not. Terrible, terrible bog down start, Paul Lando. We think his own fault. I've not seen any kind of mechanical reasons why coming home in the end. A little bit heartbreaking for Daniel Ricciardo as a DNF on lap 45. Pierre gasly kind of just falling away a little bit starting 5th finishing 8th we've mentioned Nick devries joke when you good points for him actually good race. You could say, well, you know, couldn't overtake a guy who had about 24 hours notice to get in the car. So is that good or not? Interesting for the alpines, of course, because Fernando Alonso was a DNF and ocon came home 11th. I think that's only the second time this year that Alpine has failed to score points in the big midfield battle with McLaren money to check that. Final rundown of where we are in terms of the drivers, championship Max Verstappen, 335 points leclerc two one 9 Sergio Pérez two ten and George Russell ahead now of Carlos Sainz in the drivers championship two O three plays one 8 7, which is just crazy to think about and in the constructors championship Red Bull. On 5, four, 5 ahead of Ferrari's four O 6, a Mercedes, closing the gap. The gap widened because they got a few points, didn't they? But they're on three 7 three 7 one. So look, there are other storylines there, but I think that we've covered off the big stuff today. Am I missing anything guys? You feel strongly about talking about anyone that we haven't shown the spotlight on yet. Okay to move on, good, because I mean, we could spend all night talking about each individual driver, but I think we're good. I think we're good. A little break now, little mini break. If they're ever a break in Formula One, a small break, and as Alex mentioned, he'll be on the plane to Singapore stunning race that we're looking forward to next is the end of the European season comes to an end. I've talked too much at the end of this podcast fully aware of that. Thank you for joining us. Sorry. I had to get through stuff. Thank you very much for listening to the auto sport podcast that I really, really appreciate it. And make sure that you stay tuned, got some really good shows coming up over the little mini break that we have now, including talking about how auto sport broke the news about piastre that's a podcast you can listen out for in a few days time. Thank you very much for listening and we'll be back soon.

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

05:05 min | 2 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"And it's like, and now that relationship, he said, I don't want to race for you guys. It's really, really fractured. And I think that it's a battle of a driver doesn't want to race for you. What does that say? Even if you say, well, here's your contract. It doesn't exactly so seize for like a happy relationship in the future. So yeah, it's really, really messy. I do wonder if maybe seeing how things rumble on the next few weeks, everyone may say, right, let's put our arms down and talk about this and get something sorted. So people are as happy as can be. But I think either way alpena losing big time in this. But also for piastre himself, he's already a meme on the Internet. All the brands are getting involved. Isn't it? And it might not last forever, but he's a young, he's a young guy. It's not a situation that he himself would have engineered, surely. But yeah, I'm not saying he's a joke, but the situation is a joke and he's got his name all over it. It's not great, is it? And I saw he was liking the tweets about Mercedes were making jokes and putting funny pictures up and he's liking Ryanair did a really good one we saw. And he's liking those tweets, right? So he's involved in the whole situation. Anna somebody posted yesterday online a picture of otmar in 2005 in Honda gear because BAR Honda, Williams fighting over button who wanted to break a contract and move that went to arbitration or Formula One's version of that. BI Honda one and otmar was the head of the auto sport the motor sport division at Honda at that time. So none of these guys are new to contracts. This is not his first rodeo, and he's won in the past, but as you say, if a driver doesn't want to race for you, like you can't strap them in to the seat and say drive fast. So it's a real messy situation. And again, all the management has changed to understand. So that team losing Daniel Ricciardo in the way that it did the war of words that happened there, that was a messy end with their star driver at the time Daniel Ricciardo star was still very, very in the ascendancy almost because he had formed that team around him and was starting to do pretty well. He jumped ship to McLaren, all knew management at instant Renault Alpine name. And then if you zoom out a little bit just to get your final thoughts on this to sort of the thousand feet view, we've got other teams that haven't sorted their seats yet, Hassan Williams et cetera. And then the 10,000 feet of you, you've got VW group investment, possibly Audi coming in, Porsche coming into the sport. So Aston are talking about a 5 year plan to be championship winning team. So how do you think this is playing out in the wider scheme final word kind of Alex just your thoughts on this kind of this bigger setting itself up for the future and these drivers that we're going to have in Formula One, Lando, George, Oscar, this kind of next generation, everyone's kind of posturing to get those drivers in their teams. I think for Lando Norris and George Russell doesn't change much at all. He gets a drive, his talent will shine through. But what he really does cement, particularly the fact that Alonso jumped ship is things do not look good for Alpine because Aston is still rebuilding. It's doing its redoing its factory, a lot of investment there. And if we already did that, like completely changed the end stone base, people were talking about their years ago, came back to the team, couldn't even find their way around the factory because the buildings had physically changed so much. So if all that investment's gone on, and Alonso still thinking, why should I stay? The monies enough to tempt me away and this one's a building project. It's not an alpena at the front of the field. So ultimately, the whole situation, it's a disaster. And who could help you go racing with Luke next year if it's an Oscar for the ashtray. I mean, yeah, I've seen suggestions of Pierre gasly. That's definitely not happening. Why not, a French team? French. He's under contract with Red Bull and for alfajor and although there's no feature of him at Red Bull, then I think they wouldn't be looking to let him go, be the personality clash would not work between him and Esteban ocon. So I think that probably wouldn't happen. I honestly, I think Daniel Ricciardo, that would be my if I was going to say who right now will be racing for our P next, he's I say Ricardo is going to go back to end zone. He'll go back. He knows a lot of the people even if the top level management have changed. And I think that change also means that the wounds of healed from a couple of years ago. Half an hour has spoken and said that there would be no issue bringing Daniel back. So that I reckon is the most likely outcome in this. And some good seats on the grid, Williams and Alex Albon staying there, but no news on second seat. Not yet, no, but again, that is something that they were looking at piastres partner album for next year. Valves has not happened. And now I think they can look to maybe formula two Logan Sargent there, young American driver. I mean, that would have a big appeal for their American owners, but also for Formula One as a whole. I think that would be a that would be a good move if they went for it. Nick de vries is another option, the formula E champion. He's done an FP one for them this season. He was on the short list for last year before they went for Alex Albon. So yeah, I think Williams, they've got a couple of options, but if I were them I maybe buy my time and just see how this sort of Alpine McLaren situation plays out and if anyone falls through the cracks, they might say, well, it's us or nothing and yeah, do you want to keep racing in Formula One? We could offer you a home. Wow, wait. An

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

03:15 min | 2 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Be an interesting one for me. The reason you more than hulkenberg. Slightly, is that what does that say about me? I'm not sure. You know like you like formula E, which is a position. And I guess there is no chance of a deal. So for any of our listeners, I don't know. So Oscar PA, an immense talent, one formula two in the Alpine program, sitting out this year and not racing in another category or series, but will be in fort has to be in Formula One, some somehow somewhere next year, but part of the Alpine program is there no chance of a deal between them and Aston, I guess, the point either Alex or Kevin made on Friday's podcast, which was, well, why would Alpine allow that? Because then they would be loaning out their star to a competitive team, but that has happened in the past. Yeah, and it's, yeah, and again, it's looked like sometime he's nailed on for Williams, but again, if you're Williams and you've got Logan sergeant coming through in F two, and he's your driver. You might think actually we'd rather back our own horse. So yeah, lots of I think this is going to be the summer's going to be really, really interesting. No, it's meant to be summer shut down and we'll all hopefully get some time off, but I think it's going to be a lot of news coming. Please, please. Please no drive in news in the summer shutdown. Please, I beg of you, I beg. Anything else that anybody, particularly wants to get off their chest today. Only if it's worth a shout out for Pierre gasly going from the pit lane to 12th I know that's not exactly the greatest drive of all time, but yeah, it's good when you know you're not in the best car anyway, starting from the pit laying out crikey. This is going to be a long afternoon, but kept plugging away. He hasn't had a great run of races recently. So fair play to him, I think. Yeah, and that AlphaTauri since the update. It's not given the set forward they want and they're still, they're still really confused by it. Like asley is just like, he was so upbeat on Friday in France, then come qualify him. He's like, I just feels like a different car. So they've got a lot of work, so it's been a real long point that's run for them. But I think that yeah, I think I agree with that. I think, yeah, that was a pretty good thing, I agree with that. I think it was a pretty good recovery from gasly. And again, in this midfield fight, it's just so close, like even astin are slowly sort of chipping away at it and I thought the Vettel's drive was fantastic against fight back up to tenth place. So really that sort of midfield sort of lower half of the order. I think with all jurisdiction with the exception of Williams, I think that it's actually going to be really, really close for the rest of the season, which is pretty exciting. As long as sonoda stops spinning and oh Yuki. You've finished one minute behind Latifi. One minute. That's just not, that's just not on. I think he really needs to, he needs to take the summer break and maybe get into the gym again and just kind of like just knuckle down because we know like he's so explosive as a driver, he has moments of brilliance and then moments of just sheer stupidity that you're just like, please, for the love of God, get it together. Yeah. That just sounds like a you know, to please report to

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

06:26 min | 2 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Right, or even hurt. And at that point, you just, I was just screaming at the TV, no, no, no, no, no. Obviously, he's fine. There's a shot of him running away, but I was probably not the only one screaming at the TV, right? It was a horrible, horrible moment. Do not like that. Oh, Megan, let's talk about track limits because I can't think the last time they were all these track limits violations in a race qualifying. Yeah, laps being deleted. Do you know how many different laps or incidents were eventually deleted over the course of the race today? Yeah, so in the F one race today, there were 43 track limits related warnings. And it wasn't just in F one either, you know, F two and F three both also had so many warnings. The F two result was decided partially because of track limits. And a lot of drivers have been unhappy about it. Merchant Verstappen said that he thinks that the track limits debate this weekend has been a bit of a joke. And I think it's that lack of consistency. And as George Russell said, having two race directors means that there is a consistency issue there. So some races you have very few track limits warnings, and then you've got a race like today where there's 43. And 5 second penalties for Lando, Norris, for Pierre gasly, for Sebastian Vettel. It's quite a quite a lot considering the low number we get other races. So I think the drivers certainly will have a discussion about that getting that consistency. Max max said that he thought it was a joke. And yeah, it remains to be seen, you know, that's his opinion. But yeah, he said it, he said he thinks it's just more about the race directors working with the drivers. So I think that it will have to see what happens, but he said it sounds very easy to stay within the white lines, but it isn't. So I can't comment. I haven't driven an F one car. But. Yeah, I think it will be an ongoing debate in terms of consistency and in terms of how many of those penalties we see in the future. Yeah, I think the FIA would come back and say, actually, they are being consistent because what they were trying to say is that the white line is the white line and that's what they've stated from the very beginning of the season. And that's what the drivers called for. Ironically earlier, they've said that we need the rules to be black and white. And now they've become black and white, and I think this is just a track where that gets exasperated to the n-th degree. Because of that, what is it? Is it mainly turn 9? There's the problem. They seem to go across that line because they're carrying so much speed and they get so much more momentum if they cross the white line. But what the drivers are saying is that, well, actually in that instance, they're carrying the carrying so much speed. They might have the tyres are acting differently depending on what point in the race they're at, that they can't actually see the white line or they can't control the momentum of the car, which the F one car, they're a foreign drivers, I would argue that they can. But I guess what they're saying is that in this track in particular, it becomes very difficult where they have the white line, has become tricky for them to be able to stay within. And they want some flexibility, but then we go back to the problem that we had in previous seasons where the race directors notes change from track to track and in certain tracks they will allow. There will be monitoring track limits in certain corners and another corners not and even last year we even had certain Sessions where they would be monitoring track limits and then in the race they weren't. So I think it's a case of they asked for consistency. They gave them consistency. We just have a lot of a lot of instances. This race, in particular, that were catching the drivers out and it was leading to warnings, black and white flags, and then the penalties. But I guess the thing was that a lot of the drivers that were given penalties in particular seemed to not even realize that they had crossed the line. So maybe it is something to look at for Austria in particular. I mean, there is a deterrent out there. They've got a bit of a sausage curve out there, but I think it was Johnny Herbert on the sky coverage that said it wouldn't be matter if they moved the white line further and further away from where it is currently. Drivers were still push as close or beyond the line as possible. If there's not like a real deterrent, stop them from doing so. So I think. The other thing that no one's ever really going to win, I think most people are going to say, we probably couldn't have anything like a gravel trap there because I think drivers are carrying far too much speed through that corner. It could end up being pretty nasty if you had a gravel trap there. We'd probably have a lot of incidents. But his grasp better or not, or is it still because it's such high speed? I mean, potentially that will ASTRO, but it's a bit slippy again if you're carrying too much speed through that corner and you hit something slippy and you end up sliding and smashing into the wall. I don't know. It's something that they can probably definitely look at for next year, but again, it takes these almost like farcical situations for them to then go away and go, well, was that the best use of a, the stewards time, be there. I guess max's argument as well was, do we actually gain any time by crossing the line there? But again, then you get as we love in Formula One in the rule books that the FIA throws at us. The gray areas start to become Fifty Shades of gray. And then it's really complicated. No one really knows what's going on. So I don't know if we've got solution, but it's probably worth the FIA taking a look at just because there were just so many today. It's such a Formula One problem, but it's created for itself, and it's just peak Formula One. Alex, what's your take? Yeah, I think particularly apt when it comes to Fifty Shades of gray that we've got to talk about things like being strict and disciplined. I would name it. I love that. Oh yeah, no, no, no, I'm sure you've not Alex. No, no, no idea what I'm seeing the films, actually, aren't you?

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

07:07 min | 3 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Technically he drops down to 13th. Hindsight and if you can rewind time says that Paul Pierre gasly, who finished 11th in Q two, therefore he was the one to miss out on the Q three spot. He should have been in Q three in Paris should have been out in Q two finishing 13th, but they didn't have the information. They didn't have it everything sorted to hand at that point in time, and that's why we're talking hours after qualifying about Perez dropping broken basically half a grid spot and everyone in that gap going up a space. It does sound confusing. It does sound sort of you could say peak F one over complicating it, but there is a sort of a reason behind it in terms of where they were looking for the track limits and unfortunately an area that they weren't looking at for that instant sort of lap time deletion whilst qualifying is going on is where Perez fell foul. So yes, it's one of those unfortunate ones. I wouldn't say I'm sort of defending the rule makers or how they came to their decision, but they sort of didn't have the full facts at the time, therefore had to do it after qualifying, and that's why we're in this situation. But yeah, as you say, the bottom line is Perez will start the sprint, so not the full grand Prius. I know that the sprint race from 13th and everyone in between that gap goes up a spot. But of course, like you say, if he gains paces in the sprint race, he can end up back and forth. For the Grand Prix, which would be the massive irony if something like that would happen, which isn't too far off the world to possibility, given the pace he's got in that car. Yeah, and the car looks great. I have the FIA bulletin here. Thank you for sending that on. It says the team made the point that they took both risk and expended resources to compete in Q three. The stewards accept this point, however, in assessing a penalty after a recession, this is no different than any other situation. The usual penalty in deleting the lap time concerned and the stewards order the same penalty. Here, however, as a consequence, the driver would not have proceeded into Q three and therefore, in fairness to the other competitors, the stewards order that all lap times for Q three for the driver are also deleted. So that is their in their own words, their logic. We've seen this over the years in Formula One, you get that time between Q one and Q two or Q two Q three. They have a look at it. And if they can't identify it, then hard luck, right? Over the years, it's been like, well, that's obviously not fair. That person was blocked or impeded. And if it's not resolved in that gap, and that driver isn't given the penalty and then they can test that session, we've seen it time and time again, you just get lucky. Or you get unlucky in Formula One, whereas this is one of the first times I can remember where they've gone back and gone. No, no, no. We are inventing our own time machine to put things how we think they should be. Which I agree with you. Is P F one, like it's just, it's a little bit weird. And it doesn't do a huge amount for the fans. When they turn on their TV on Saturday. The fans that are watching on television, the fans that were there at the track. Would have gone, yeah, home or whatever, believing that Perez was fourth. Now, okay, Perez being in fourth is not exactly a headline factor. But it's very easy and very simple to say the poll sitter could have been in this situation. Whoever that may have been. And that just changes the whole story when it's quite easily to have quite easy to avoid. And that's the sort of problem that they keep finding themselves in. But on the other hand, rules are rules and they did apply them as accurately as they could. Okay. George Russell lines up forth in the Mercedes because he put in a good time before shunting, followed by Esteban ocon in the first of the alpines and a brilliant result for the two Haas drivers lining up now in 6th and 7th, doing some very quick mental arithmetic. On my notes that I've written. And Magnussen pipping Schumacher, but that's stunning we'll talk about in a minute. Fernando Alonso, second Alpine in 8th, followed by Lewis Hamilton, who was bottom of Q three, get bumped up, and Pierre gasly is in tenth, followed by Alban Bottas, Perez in 13th. Tsunoda and Lando, who at one point was running 8th early on in qualifying and had a shocker. Along with teammate Ricardo in 16th, stroll, Joe Latifi, Vettel lines up last, again, track limits catching out Sebastian Vettel. Where should we go next? Let's talk about the Mercedes crashes, two separate incidents, wiping out Russell and Hamilton, like I say Russell had a good time on the board, so starting up on the second row, which is brilliant. We should talk about, well, first of all, Hamilton brought out the red flags, about 5 and a half minutes to go. He ran into the barrier at turn 7. Talk us through this. Yeah, so, a very uncharacteristic error you could say from how it's and he did say sort of after qualifying, he partly held his hands up, but also wasn't really sure what happened. He lost the rear of the car going through this high speed corner and it is one of those where as soon as you lose it, well, you're on a one way ticket to hit hit in the barriers and I remember not so many years ago, Bottas did it in a Mercedes in a very similar situation. So it's not impossible to do. Many will do it after and since. But yeah, I think just it would be interesting to see what the Mercedes Benz Dave and how they analyze their qualifying because naturally their drivers will push harder in Q three. They seem to believe in and to be fair the pace in practice did show it that if they completed their lamps and didn't sort of have the issues that they came into a Q three, they would have been there or there about knocking on the door of the top three. And I think that's basically what they were going for the car is inherently a bit twitchy a bit nervous and we've seen this whether it's the porpoise singing the corners that unsettle the drivers or if it was just a gust of wind catching the car and putting them out. But they were pushing and on the limit. As you would expect in Q three because it will qualify because that's the time you do it of all the entire weekend. But they seem to find that edge where when you go over it, well, that's the consequence of it. Whereas I think you could say because they have the faster package, they have to take air versus a slightly less risk in terms of if you were the rebel or the Ferrari drivers. So a combination of errors and issues, I think, have hit both Mercedes drivers and it's very rare to see that, to be honest, but that was it. Similar sorts of crashes, similar sorts of situations for both Hamilton and Russell like you say, if anything Russell got slightly lucky, you could say, because as you say, he got a lap time in that was good enough for 5th anyway, and he was basically going on his final run in Q three. And with Paris's penalty, it's put him forth.

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on Box of Neutrals

Box of Neutrals

01:57 min | 3 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on Box of Neutrals

"It could be worse, Michael, because you could be out of a possible 511th. Participants, I was 428. Oh no. Yeah. Did you have Nikita Mazepin in your tank? Possibly. Probably you had Zach Brown. I had probably make sure who did I have. I don't think I've changed my mind in a little bit, 'cause I thought it was mine was a lucky, consistent team. I felt confident. But you know, there are people who tipped better than me and are better. So who do I have? I had say this is what's confusing. So I've got Ferrari in my thing, yeah. So that's okay. Pierre gasly. Fernando Alonso. Lando Norris. Surgery Perry's. That's very boss ass. Oh yeah, exactly. So how have I and how are there 427 others? That have just asked, I don't think that was a bad team. So much time, I'm not going to even go there. I'm not going to even change it, such as the team or confident with. Well, let me tell you what doctor Marco's dad Jane's house just for reference. He's team was Ferrari, same game. He's turbo driver was Carlos Sainz. That's good. Alex Albon. He didn't score points. Crash? No, I'm not very good. Sebastian Vettel, he scored some point. Why has he got points in this game? He didn't do that well. This is rigged. This is mega driver though as Max Verstappen. So he's got a lot of bonus points. In fact, all the top the top 6 this week all use the mega driver, which gets you triple points, I think, off the top of my head. Okay. So there you go. Overall, I'm currently ranked 354 out of 511, which means we are 182 short of the magic number. So get joining. And we'll check back next week on film in the beginning. Neutral. Couple more things to touch on before we wrap this one up. One is Mercedes. Lewis Hamilton on Friday was.

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

02:29 min | 3 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Yeah, I saw they were both pretty happy with the result and joking around. Always going to want to finish ahead of his teammate. But in that scenario, McLaren was just trying to bring home as many points as they can, which is something for them that they need to be doing, obviously, again, captain obvious. They need to be bringing every team needs to be bringing home points. But they're always going to want to do that in the way that that means that they can maximize it the most. So I think it was interesting for us to listen to, I think there was this is always going to be the problem with TV broadcasts and what radio that we are played in moment. There was a lot of unhappiness about not letting down your through when they had one Pierre gasly on their tails so if they had played around with swapping positions, they'd have absolutely been got by gasly, then we had the Alonso over cut situation. So we're only played certain. Which didn't work. Which failed spectacular. They were giving it a go. Just focus it. I think it would just be too ambitious with that over cut attempt. I think if they're just right, cover Alonso now and let Ricardo run clear of gasly. It probably is less of a lesson situation, but I would say that with hindsight, but also just I think you're right. The radio message is played out and selected in the way they were, made it seem like a much, much bigger drama than F one's not helping itself. But the unfortunately, I mean, I would flip in I know if you subscribe to F one TV, you can listen to as many as much radio as you like. Most parts, but I think it's absolutely welcome to listen to all the radio. I find that the most fascinating part of probably watching the racing. But yeah, it's a case of that's not how it works on broadcast. So we're always going to get a slightly skewed narrative, which I think people not to tell people off. But people would do well just to have that in the mind a bit more because so many storylines get spun off from only hearing very small snapshots of actually what is going on. There's chatter all the time on the radio and we hear tiny little fragments of them. So it's something that kind of comes back to bite F one a number of times because of that. Also on the radio, if you are going to listen back and watch it to anyone, anyone doing that. There is a massive well, there's a significant delay of at least two or three seconds. So there's that meme of Lance stroll in what is in Russia 2020, where the engineers like, no, it must be last year, 2021 where nice off the race. Do.

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

05:49 min | 3 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Lot more forces involved in different points in those types of cars and those types of races. So I mean, he could actually just say, yeah, you think this is bad, go sit in a Dakar rally car for two weeks and see how you feel after that. But he had a pretty crazy crash in Dakar, right? Like he's like, ah. A walk straight out. No problem. What are you complaining about this? This is easy. Formula ones easy. So if you're interested to see if he's using that as a reference point or he just generally does feel he's yeah, it's fine and doesn't know why I wouldn't worry about. And then Jess just a quick word, I mean, you've known George Russell over the years, followed his career progressing, not intimately. I wasn't hinting at anything there, but you followed him as he's progressed through Formula One. You are historical. Do you have the same sense that I do that he has absolutely matured into a team leader, which is an insane thing to say when you are Lewis Hamilton's teammate, but on the radio afterwards, you've got total apologizing to Lewis saying we know we've built a ship box. We're really sorry. And then on the radio, George Russell saying great work team, let's move forward together and not just to kind of platitudes that all drivers say, you know, hey, team, thanks to the factory, but he sounds like he means it and he and he is as super focused as ever. I'm just amazed at how he's settled into that right. He has not been beaten into submission by Lewis Hamilton at all. In fact, the opposite. He's always been a team leader, whatever team he's been at, he has been the number one driver and he's, I think that's one thing that he's always had in some people used to criticize him for it, especially in the feeder series, but he knows what he wants. And he can be quite direct in talking to the team and getting what he wants. And he's always had that. His entire life. So in that respect, I'm not surprised. I think, you know, going into a team with Lewis Hamilton as a teammate is probably the next step up. But the fact that he's pulling in the performances probably now gives him the confidence to go, oh hey, I can carry on this way of working because as it stands right now, I'm the one bringing in the points. I still do get the sense, though, and I wonder if it is just because obviously George has been very, very careful this year to be very respectful about Lewis and how Lewis is performing and how they're working as a team. And that to me does still give me the indication that George sees this as Lewis team and I think there's a load of rumors flying around as to what's going on on either side of the garage, which we don't have proof of, so probably not right to speculate about. But that's the only thing that gives me a sense that he's not kind of looking to take over this team and lead it in a certain direction, but there will come a point where Mercedes might have to kind of double down on George as we talk about with all the teams just because of the two. The fact that you have two players in a team. I think that's a reflection of George knowing his team as well, if you see what I mean. He's smart enough to know there's no point going on and destabilizing things publicly when he may well be the Mercedes feature for 5, 6, 7, 8 years to come. Who knows what's going to happen in the next few years. Lewis could call it could call it quits very safe who knows. But yeah, he's smart with what he says. Sometimes he's almost like he's too smart. He's like, oh, George, give us something controversial. But he's just nice. He plays that team game so well. To his credit and also, you know, he doesn't need to do anything else because not only is he not causing the issues outside the car in the press. He's delivering with the car on the track. So a lot of his radio. I want to talk about a handful of drivers and cars next, which any of these could have got decent results. And all did get decent results. Pierre gasly coming home for AlphaTauri and 5th Sebastian Vettel in 6th and Alonso in 7th ahead of the two McLaren's of Ricardo and Lando Norris. And lots to unpack. Here, firstly, I think there's a decent shout for Sebastian Vettel to be driver of the day, because even though he bend it off by outbreaking himself, he still ran the mediums for ten laps and the halves for 43 had amazing pace for much of the race. And still got a great result. So Alex, you can now tell me why I'm wrong. Because of the road fuzzy fur off the road fighting gasly. Therefore, if you're going to do the driver, made it good. Verstappen didn't throw it off the road. Did he? Not this week. You can't discount the mistake. It's like I remember talking to a press room, quite actually our former colleague also sport Ed straw. And I think it was the only Austrian races in 2020 or maybe 2021 where Kimi Räikkönen just crashed into a Vettel at the end of the race. And his driver ratings, he got loaded criticism by people going like, oh, how can you mark him down for that? Do you want to see what the rest of his race was? Was it still counts? The error still counts. So as good as Vettel was and he was very good. So that's why he asked him. It cost him fourth place. He's cost him two places there. But good recovery. Let's do an amazing, an amazing day. One 80 spin. Very, very impressive. Almost taken out snow as well. Full style points. It was a little bit eager to get back on the track from the escape road, wasn't it? It was like, oh, you've done the cool spin move and it's just, you know, you've got a hold back. You didn't even come to a start. There's a whole thing was like beautiful to watch. It wasn't it Norris, in practice, they've got the spin move wrong and ended up having to do most of the hours. At least it wasn't Iraq, anything special that year he got he got stuck on that escape road and couldn't even work out that he needed to turn the steering wheel in order to turn the car. But there we go. I mean, back who just gives us the best takeaways and memories. It's an unforgiving track, but it does give us good memes. Okay, before we.

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

05:11 min | 3 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"And that's not what they're here for, because they won't then win races or get them podiums. So yeah, they're obviously going to be pushing other areas where they can get solutions, whether it's to solve their purpose you or rather bring it the level playing field a bit closer through different means. But to come back to the general situation, they're still largely where they were before. It does seem that when they're at smooth attracts or just track by track, it is incredibly variable. Yeah, like for example, that Spanish Grand Prix, it looked almost solved. There were very optimistic in that, and then you get through Monaco and Baku street circuits, different time X different setups and everything. And it suddenly is worse, it's ever been. So yeah, it will swing from race to race until they basically get on top of it. And whether that even comes down to car concept in terms of it has been this talk of do they give up on this concept, it's probably too early to say, but yeah, if they can't solve it, then at some point, they may just have to give up on it, but we're a long way from knowing that answer yet, but we're still in this bit of looking for vicks. They're looking for a fix, but like we mentioned about Ferrari, we've suddenly got 5, 6 races coming up in about 6 or 7 weeks. So if they don't have an answer soon, there's going to be a lot more bouncing around and painful backs. And yet George Russell, he didn't look as affected. A fraction of the amount of Lois and yet taller drivers are meant to suffer more from it. It is an odd subject to fully get your head around. Seems like a good time to run down the driver's standings as we are after the event Max Verstappen on a 150 points with two DNFs this season followed by teammate Sergio Pérez and a 129 the head now, as I mentioned of Charles Leclerc, also onto DNFs, but maybe worth pointing out that Max Verstappen has retired from races that he wasn't due to get such a big points haul if that makes sense. Leclerc has retired from bigger points losing positions. George Russell continuing that amazing run even being called mister consistency on the radio in fourth. Carlos Sainz with 83 points, Lewis Hamilton 62 Lando on 50 in 8th place Valtteri Bottas on 40 points followed by Esteban ocon 31 Pierre gasly 6. Mercedes Mercedes team coming away from an event once again where they're going to be really happy with the result today because of external factors not because they've solved anything. Yeah, it's pretty mad that George Russell is closer to leclerc in points than leclerc is to Verstappen. But I don't think any of us thought that based on the performance of Mercedes, it's pretty crazy, but the fact that Mercedes is closer to Ferrari than Ferrari is to Red Bull is probably not where we thought we would be at this stage in the competition. But as we said, Mercedes has been the most reliable car. It's the only car on the grid that hasn't had a DNF this season. Considering all their problems, George is also the only one who's brought home points every race. So although painful, consistency is key in at least staying in the battle because we could be in a position where we're talking about George Russell actually in the battle, at least mathematically, whether or not it's going to turn out realistically, probably not. I mean, I did joke that imagine if Red Bull and Ferrari implode, this is like the most ultimate what if ever. And George just keeps putting in results and wins on consistency. We have seen world championships one on consistency rather than run away or the most wins. So it's an interesting one. It's kind of a bit of a strange narrative that we're going to have throughout the season, but they just seem to be dogged with too many issues in terms of their outright performance that and for me, just not to dwell too much on the bouncing issues and the safety concerns. But I know it is massive, massive, massive talking point on Twitter. It's quite dark, isn't it? To use your drivers as a pawn to get what you want, performance wise, it's quite dark. How far do you go? How far do you push that as an advantage? But we did hear that after the, all the drivers came together to discuss, was there an issue with bouncing and all of them said, yes, apart from one. Any guesses who that driver was? Go on. Is Fernando Alonso? The only driver. Who said that there wasn't an issue. All the other drivers agreed that there is something going on here. It is uncomfortable, even if they're all suffering from varying degrees of it. And I do agree with both Hayden and Alex in terms of those that are on top of it, shouldn't really be penalized by the FIA coming in and mandating things or allowing people to change it. As they said, if you've got it wrong, it's kind of on you and you can't cry wolf to say that it's a safety issue if it can be fixed. But yes, it's quite interesting that Alonso was the one driver to say. As nothing wrong here. And this would be totally speculating and perfect thing to ask him for Canada. But given he is the driver with the most experience in other categories in another cars, we've been in wax, been an IndyCar, isn't it the only 500 dacre, he's been in a rally car..

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

02:54 min | 4 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Well, as we know, all eyes will be on tomorrow. Tomorrow is what usually counts, although there is rain predicted on Sunday, so we could see a bit of a mixed up race. If you were listening to the Sunday Night podcast after the Spanish Grand Prix, you might have heard Luke and I, having a bit of a discussion about Monaco, I am have not historically been a fan of racing here. I think I've described it as almost like a messy divorce between Monaco and Formula One in that Formula One has gone in a direction that's different from what's needed to have good racing around here. Now, I went trackside for the very first time and I can definitely say unquestionably, I have never witnessed Formula One, like it. It will be moments that stick with me for sure, but what I'm always concerned about is it's all well and good at saying that. We get amazing access. The experiences that you don't get at home and isn't translated at home and I know that the TV broadcast is something that is criticized a lot around monetary because it's a different company that usually takes over it's a local monegasque company that is running the world feed this weekend. So I do want good racing. I want it to be a really, really good weekend. Not just because I'm here and I would like to experience it for myself. But Luke, what are you expecting from tomorrow? The arguably the most important day in Monaco. Most important day in Monaco, but I think also one of the most exciting days of the entire Formula One season. I think that when you hook a lap up in Monaco, I say it's like I know this, but I don't. It's the drivers of who I've spoken to. They all say that when you hook up a lap in Monaco, it really is unlike anything else. It's an amazing exhilarating experience, gasly said that he can sometimes do an absolutely perfect lap, and it only be good enough for 5th or 6th. So he said, if it's the fight for pole position, I can't imagine what that buzz is like. Fernando Alonso he said he's had perfect laps here and they've not been his poll app. So it is, I think it's why you see the drivers at the absolute best and peak of their powers in formula, which is very exciting. But as you do, rightly, say, Jess, that does not lend itself to exciting race. I think that's something that we've all come to expect in Formula One over the years. We know that Monaco Sundays and maybe not the highlight of the season. But yeah, who knows a bit of rain could spice things up potentially Pierre gasly he spoke on Thursday said that a bit of rain he just thinks of 1996 when Olivier panis on Felicia, so who knows maybe some drama can strike once again, but yeah, I think that as much as Monaco Sunday may be a bit of a snooze fest, I think Monaco Saturday is one of those must watch spectacles in Formula One. It really is an incredible scene to see the drivers of the absolute limit and going for it around these streets. All right, well I will the jury's out until Sunday. Maybe you're here. Well, you will hear of it because both Luke and I will be on the review podcast on Sunday, but until then, stay tuned, we'll be back tomorrow to give you all the happenings from qualifying around here tomorrow night and until then we'll see you next time..

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on Box of Neutrals

Box of Neutrals

01:51 min | 6 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on Box of Neutrals

"You. Personally, on a personal level, in formula mcginley brought to you by lick a land. Visit Michelangelo dot com dot are you for great deals on your favorite drinks? I'm pleased to say after one race, where up to 379 entrance, but still short obviously of the half ton, or the 5 ten and a half ton. Half metric ton. Now I'm mildly concerned, Michael because I can not find where I am. In the box oh no hang on, hang on. I take that back. Wow, actually, you know what? I'm pretty happy with this, because this, wow, where we have 379s, that is after one week. Wow, that's awesome. I'm happy with that. That's really good. So yeah, that's that birds well. So we want to crack the half ton and beyond as well. So, and again, so last week I had, of course, the issues with the profanity filter, F one fantasy, so you will find Aston farting ranking 297th. Out of 379, which is not great. But I've had worse. Remarkably. So and let me remember last week, I was all koka hoop about my driver lineup. Yes. Oh no, who was it in? It was Yuki tsunoda. Okay. It's a good point. Sergio Pérez. I'm not as good. Lando Norris. No, no. Oh, no, I remember. Both the car and drivers did theater. Oh no. Miranda, what was me turbo driver? As well. And my last driver. Pierre gasly. Oh, you have to try 6. And that was the noise,.

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

04:38 min | 7 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"They took some pretty radical steps to try and fix the issue, even taking a saw to the outer edges of their flaws, try and reduce their down force just to see what was going on really and which direction might be best to go in. But how does it feel? You're covering Formula One in 2019, does it feel particularly different to that year when it looked like Mercedes off the pace but then they rocked up at the first race and won anyway? Is it fundamentally that different? It does feel a lot different. Yeah, I remember in 19, I think it was the first test they turned up and I did hear, I think the most extreme explanation of it. I heard that they did a race simulation. They got laps compared to what they should have been. It's obviously a stock where Merck at all ever expect to be. But then by the second, yeah, they brought a load of new parts and it was sorted and it was fine. I think even after the first test, we sort of joked like, are we going to see the W 13 B turn up? And there was this talk about the side pods. And we may be expecting that same kind of step forward. And that just never came. And then by the end of the test, yeah, it was pretty clear. The mood just felt very, very different. And it's not only the fact that Mercedes were talking themselves down something that Matt picked up on last week as well is fact that even other rivals Pierre gasly had a few laps with Hamilton on one of the days testing last week, and even he said, oh, yeah, it's quite clear that Lewis was struggling. So I think the mood is very different, and it is the added things of the, as he says, not the work of a moment the way they're sort of got to get out of this. It's a concept and a direction. They've really gone down. And the other thing is the budget cap as well. You can't just spend your way out of trouble now. You can't just throw enough money at the problem until it goes away. You are limited in terms of what you can do, how many updates you can bring through a season what ideas and directions you can really go down. So the mood is definitely different. And I think that, I mean, we've done a lot of articles quoting drivers, Max Verstappen, he was like, no, it's always like this that Mercedes and miles off, the next week, there are we've won, thanks everyone at the factory, and he was quite sarki to our Dutch colleagues about it all, but it just does feel a bit different this time around. And I think that as I said last week on one of the shows, if they lock out the third row on Sunday in Bahrain, in Bahrain, that wouldn't be a big surprise. That would be, I think, pretty much in line with what we're expecting at the moment. So it's going to be, I think there's a lot of work from Mercedes stew, and I think that, yeah, this sort of skepticism we've seen from drivers in both fans on social media. They're always like, yeah, we've heard this one before. Even saw one person screenshot said, I think a headline from every year, 18, 19, 20 and 21 of Mercedes going yeah, we're not so sure. We might be a bit off the pace, but I think this feels a little bit different this time around. Yeah, I'd agree with that. I think it's just such a fundamentally different formula. Is every chance that yeah, things really, really have gone wrong from Mercedes, but I still think that team is so capable they will eventually work their way out of trouble and the team is pretty adamant that it's designed. It's got all confidence in it. So mat I just wondered what you thought we were out on the last day of the test. We went track. We walked around in the absolute sweltering sunshine. You spent a long time looking in the mirror, one of the mirrors of the track trying to check your hair was still in place. What did you make of the moment? Well, actually wasn't really a moment. It was a long period. Where Lewis Hamilton was following Pierre gassy in the AlphaTauri quite closely. Did you learn anything about any particular Mercedes weakness through that through that moment? Well, I will say, those mirrors were there on blind curves to help the drivers like truck drivers shuttle bus drivers see around the corner. It's an all I was doing, Alex while walking with our esteemed Grand Prix editor was making sure there was no encryption coming traffic to keep you safe. Absolutely lies. I'm not questioning Mercedes infinite wisdom, but there is an element of the biggest rule change our degree ever in Formula One. And by virtue of bringing such a heavily updated car to Bahrain, they've only in effect giving themselves three days to test the test effectively to finish articles, so some trouble is there. What did I notice about the Mercedes from track side? Fundamentally, I think, and this goes across all formulas I've watched trackside all clubbies I've been to. It doesn't matter how much fuel you put in a car, what rubbish tires you chuck on it, you can still tell a good chassis from the way it goes around the corner, and that's most evident with Red Bull who I'm sure will come on too soon. So even if the Mercedes was topped up to the brim and it was running, you know, the worst C 5 compound. It still didn't have the aggression with which it with which the red ball turned in. And I think, you know, sort of cross referencing this with a couple of people I was speaking to, is I think this stems to how much Mercedes are struggling with porpoise and how much the car is potentially being too effective at creating down force. And that sucking it into the ground, the air stalling is popping back up and going down. It's obviously we've seen the videos of it, you know, it's a nauseating experience for the drivers..

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

05:59 min | 7 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"For Mercedes put in some quick laps today to top both morning and afternoon sessions with drivers running two by two, with the Red Bulls, by far, not behind the two Mercedes. And for anyone hoping the new regulations might mean the entire competitive order was thrown up in the air, will be disappointed. But for followers of Formula One and as an auto sport podcast listener, I'm guessing you have a keener interest than some other people, you won't be surprised to know the status quo is a good place to start when trying to decode the time sheets from testing. Maybe it's a sign that many of the teams are talking up Ferrari or are they trying some smoke and mirrors to divert us and our attention away from their own cars? We'll discuss that on the podcast today. As for global matters, formula ones as it will not hold the Russian Grand Prix scheduled for September 25th in the current circumstances following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The statement is partly this. On Thursday evening, Formula One, the FIA and the teams discussed the position of our sport and the conclusion is, including the view of all relevant stakeholders that it is impossible to hold the Russian Grand Prix in the current circumstances. Whereas the promoter of the Russian Grand Prix reacted to that announcement by confirming the contract to hold the race had been suspended, but it also asked fans not to seek refunds for tickets as and I quote, it is still possible that the round will take place and will be held as previously scheduled. That was despite F one saying the race is not going ahead. Joining me to discuss that is our Formula One reporter Luke Smith and also sport dot com editor Hayden Cobb now Luke will come to you first. We just heard the Formula One statement and then I read the response from the organizers at the circuit saying study on boys don't ask for refunds. It sounds from Formula One like it's a dumb deal, not going to Russia. It sounds from the circuit like. Oh, don't ask for your money back yet. What's the feeling in the pit and paddock where you've been today about Sochi being canceled? It's pretty clear that the Russian Grand Prix will not be going ahead this year and I think it's important to bear in mind that contractually there's a lot of obligations and legalese and therefore the wording of all of these statements is very, very important. And even when Formula One issued its statement, there were a few questions saying, well, is it actually off? What is the situation? Because of the way it was worded. But no, it is pretty clear like we've asked around and it is clear that Formula One won't be racing and Russia this year. We've spoken to a number of drivers about it. They were all very supportive of the decision. Pierre gasly gave quite a moving sort of speech about it during the press conference. And he said that he's got friends in Ukraine who are affected by this. And he said, it's really, it is something that is on his mind and he said that had there been any considerations to go ahead with the race he would have done the same as Sebastian Vettel and boycotted. So it's definitely it's definitely the right call for Formula One. I think that the paddock is very united on that. Obviously we know there's a side story in terms of what's going on with harsh and Nikita Mazepin and the impacts that the removal of the oral Kali sponsorship sponsorship branding from the car this week may have and harsh is going to review everything next week, but it said it does need to resolve what that would mean for Nikita mazin's future as well. So there's a lot of moving parts to this, but I think that the underlying thing is that Formula One won't be racing in a country that is at war. It's quite as simple as that really. We have colleagues that work in the Ukraine, the nuts and bolts of auto sport dot com if you like it work on the back end to make it all happen to give us the tools to do this job. Some of those are based in the Ukraine and so of course our thoughts with them and their family and their friends. Okay, let's talk about track action right now. Lewis Hamilton produced a late charge at the end of Formula One's first Barcelona pre season test. And while it's gone well for Mercedes, Hass and Alpine will probably go away wondering what could have been. And I do wonder if the I'll say the newspaper press, perhaps those that write for general audience might play up the Mercedes domination, they might even call that with George Russell fastest in the morning. A woman at 19 two three three, Hamilton finishing off the day with a one minute 19.138 and the most laps completed, but Hayden will come to you first as always. They set this on a C 5 tires, we don't know fuel loads. We don't know set up. So you can't say Mercedes are on top, but can we say that they'll leave feeling confident? What do you reckon? I think they'll be happier than they were, say, 24 hours ago. Lots of mileage. Yeah, Hampton talking about obstacles to be overcome or being overcome. You certainly sort of felt that today. Planning got the mileage in and even like you say, went for that sort of late run on the softer tyres, which obviously brings a bit of lap time in itself. And yeah, you could just, it felt like a very sort of Mercedes in testing, performance that we're familiar with for quite a while over the last few years. Maybe also sort of goes back to this mantra of the mindset as well of Mercedes this year given how last year when they seem very much hellbent on being at the dominant team and really sort of writing some wrongs that they may feel still from that year and this could easily just be another way of saying to the others. We're here. We're not going away just yet, don't discount us after a couple of decent but not sparkling days, let's say. Hey, look, they're still first in the pit lane. They're still constructors champions, so it might have been some showboating from Mercedes, but it was kayaking in the afternoon from Daniel Ricciardo. Do you like that? Yes, there we go. I was working on that all afternoon. Tell us why Danny Ricciardo was the only driver to put on full wets today and while the others were using intermediates. It wasn't a downpour of Spanish weather. Can you explain? Yes, so we've had it before at Barcelona..

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

07:52 min | 11 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Let's talk about Fernando Alonso next because it was great day for him, his first podium since 2014 Qatar's cheering, unfortunately, you can't see that because of course there's any podcast, but he's looking very, very happy. I'm going to start with you because you just look so excited about this. Well, as you well know, one of GP racing's contributors. One of our great contributors is Andrew Benson, the BBC sports chief Formula One writer and also chief Fernando Alonso, fanboy. Has anyone checked in on that? Well, he was keeping it together in the Christian Horner press conference. He was there, you know, he wasn't, you know, he hadn't painted his face and, you know, popping the champagne cooks, but I imagine he was very excited. And yeah, you know, great, great race for Fernando and his first podium finish since I tasio nuvolari was a boy. Oh, no, sorry. Hungary 2014, very different circumstances. But what a great and very ruthless drive just his opening few corners. That was literally the way he defended his position, certainly against max, and then went around the outside of Pierre gasly to claim what was then second place. Around turn two, just amazing, and put me in mind of no less an eminence than Charlton Heston when he'd said that they would pry his rifle out of my cold, dead hands. You know, he was not going to be parted from that podium position. It was very remarkable. I spoke to some of the Alpine team after the race and they said that they were literally like shaking with anxiety over whether those ties would hold out. What did you think? Yeah, I can imagine. No, it was a fantastic drive is called a set of the brilliant first lap. And that really set him up well. And yeah, I mean, the alpena this weekend has just been so hooked up. And even throughout qualifiers, I think cracky, where's this pace come from? And they've been in a really good groove and yeah, Fernando, I think just, okay, yeah, the penalties helps them a little bit move up the grid, but he just took full advantage of it. And I really did wonder like, okay, oh, I'll think you're gonna be able to keep pace with like say the edit McLaren's, the Ferraris Norris and science behind, but then yeah along so what I think like a 9 second buffer or something you built up to Norris quite early on. So it was quite clear that he was going to top that midfield fight, and it was really a question of would Perez or Bottas be able to be able to catch it. And boss has obviously had his puncture otherwise, yeah, he probably would have got that place. And then I think the deciding moment though was when Red Bull switched Perez to a two stop strategy in Paris claim over the radio immediately after he stopped and when I think he made a mistake here like what are you doing? And his engineer told him, no, no, don't worry, they're going to struggle towards the end. And obviously, he did take huge chunks of time out and without the VAC yet. I think I might have been able to get there. But no, I think Fernando is fantastic. It was nice hearing over the radio as well. Saying I'll tell Esteban and east to defend like a lion. From Hungary when it was Alonso who defended to protect aachen from Hamilton, say he could win the race, and yeah, it was a really cool moment. I think that Fernando, yeah, okay, he's been an I'll admit as well. When he announced he's coming back to F one, and I was like, why? You're not going to be world champion without being. You said McLaren to those difficult years. Well, if I'm not winning, I'm not enjoying it. Why? But he has come back and he's really enjoyed himself and now he's back on the podium. And the competitive hunger of him is just absolutely phenomenal. So now I really, really good drive. Despite sep check off to the rice and obviously calm down a little bit and he said, no, I do understand why they did it and he said that it would have been risky going for the one stop because we stopped so early. Yeah, we could have been in a similar situation with a tire failure. And he kept all of it off by saying, but if anyone was going to deny me of podium, I'm really glad it's Fernando. He deserves it. And I thought that's a really nice touch. That is a nice touch. That's very nice touch. What about Esteban O'Connor as well? Because of course he came home 5th, I think it was, and it's a solid day for the team as a whole. Oh, hugely, because Alpine alpha towery went into this weekend tied on points and that battle for 5th place, which is obviously, I mean, you might think, well, who cares about finishing 5th? But the stakes involved for the constructor championship in the prize money involved is massive. And even like talking to team members, I won't say from which of those teams. But I was talking to one of them on Friday. And they were so saying like the bonus money they said between us finishing 5th and 6th is actually like it's a decent amount where it's like, I really want us to finish 5th. So everyone's invested. But yeah, I mean, and again, that I think is why it kind of compounded things for poor API gazley and for the authority team because they came away empty handed from a weekend where they had a car starting on the front row and Yuki had been pretty quick. And then Alpine much as they did in Hungary, they seized the moments quite one of our esteemed colleagues, and managed to maximize the opportunity that was given to them and came away with a hall of 25 points, which is massive. So it does kind of make you think, okay, is that battle now over? Like, can alpha tower fight back with two races to go, it's gonna be really tough because we've seen alpha target sort of making roads and making roads and recently it was like, okay, well they are the quicker team. It's a master of time until they do get in front and pull ahead. And Alpine to put a complete stop to that now. And a lot of that is down to Fernando Alonso rolling back the years with a brilliant display. And I've also another thing without wishing to ramble on too much longer. He's had fun this weekend. I said after qualifying that apparently he told the engineers, he was like, can you just fill it up with much fuel as you can? Let me just drive it all night. I'll drive that track all night. You really, really enjoyed himself, so yeah, really cool story. I really loved ocon's composure. Having been told, you have to do everything you can to stop Perez getting by you. Elbows out was the fries. And then, of course, Paris just drives by him under DRS, and he must have just kind of thought, well, you know, not going to be able to seize my moment here, am I? There's no moment to be seized. But then rather than capitulating a fought back all the way through to just beautiful and ultimately it wasn't to be. But the fact that he tried it, I kinda thought it good on you, because that is basically real racer material. So on passes, you try and pass them back. You don't just sort of sit there and go, oh well, that's it. So yeah. Thoroughly dependable. A very well done to Alpine to both drivers, as he said espan as well putting on a good show in doom. Doing what he could to support his teammate. I was very impressed with that performance this weekend and happy to see. See the progress they've made. Of course, as we've touched on already after, on the other hand, not a good day so much. What do you think that means for the battle between them to in the constructors? Because we've only got two races left. And it's all swings around about in the season. But what do you reckon for the remaining two loop? Honestly I think it's over. I think barring like a crazy racing Jeddah, which looking at that track layout may be possible, I think it's such a big point swing that yeah, it's gonna take something very big valve for tariffs to be able to recover that gap. So yeah, I mean, it's a bit of a shame. It's nice when we sort of go into the final stages of the season and there's sort of like tied on points or neck and neck to clean Abu Dhabi. But I just think this has been such a knockout blow by.

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

05:40 min | 11 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Know, it's quite similar to Verstappen in 2019 at Mexico's incident there, the cost in poll. In fact, he passed Bottas crash. You would expect drivers of this caliber at this level to think there's probably going to be a yellow flag. It's tricky. It's very, very tricky. They have got that sort of tunnel vision of our we need to get to the line as fast as we can. But yeah, it's just I suspect this will be quite costly. And I think you said, you know, what sort of penalty could we be looking at? Well, there's sort of there's precedent already set, which actually is very relevant this week. It's Lewis Hamilton, 2020, Austrian Grand Prix passing a in that case, it was a yellow flag marker board, and when Valtteri Bottas had gone off ahead of him there. Well that was brought up in Mercedes appeal to have a right of review. You know, instigating, can we get a writer review into Verstappen's driving in interlagos? And they argued, you know, that it was additional footage that became available then that led to Hamilton's penalty. Now, that's where that thing mattering stops because then you get into all the stewards deciding, you know that he wasn't significantly strategic et cetera in the staff and case in terms of his on board. But why that's relevant is that he passed a single yellow flag on the market board, got a three place grid penalty. So you would assume Bottas and science will get a three place grid penalty. Verstappen, passing double yellow flags, that would be treated more harshly. You would assume at least 5 places. Possibly more, I doubt it. But yeah, that's what I would, that's what I would expect. I could be wrong, but yeah, that's what I expect. So that would definitely shake things up for tomorrow's race. And I'm actually quite intrigued about how things could unfold if that is the case, because there's been so much talk, of course, you know, if Lewis was to win this race in Saudi and max was to come home P two, then they would go into Abu Dhabi level on points. How much potential do you think there is for max to make his way through the park given that lots of the drivers have already commented on the fact that they think they'll be limited overtaking opportunities here because it is just the nature of the track doesn't allow for that. Do you think that this could actually throw a bit of a spanner in the works in terms of this championship battle and this idea that everyone has a bit going down to this final showdown in Abu Dhabi? Massively massively you got to say it has to go down as max's first major error of the season. If he is found found found guilty and things like that, you know, obviously, I know that these are broadcast on our social media channels on autosport in the mornings, maybe don't play out my verdict there before before the actual steward's decision is complete. But what I would say is, yeah, if it does come to it, it has to go down as a big error. And yeah, it really impacted his chances really, really, really does because Lewis Hamilton and I fully expect if it's Lewis Hamilton, Pierre gasly and Fernando Alonso at the head of the field, Lewis Hamilton will just disappear. The race is essentially already one. What's gasly in Alonzo? What are they going to do against the Mercedes at turn one? It's not their race. He's going to disappear off into the distance. Obviously does have to worry about his engine reliability, but if he's not being chased by Max Verstappen in a Red Bull, you know, he can just take it that little bit easier in terms of himself the way he's driving stressing that engine. So yeah, never write off Max Verstappen. Absolutely never write him off. He's very clever people, a Red Bull in terms of strategy. They may be able to use that to get him back ahead. As you say, Arianna, I'm fully expecting it not to be a particularly interesting race because it's such a technical majority of the track. It's corner corner corner corner. Where is the passing going to come? You would expect him to be able to overtake an Alpine and definitely an alpha towery if he comes up behind gas leaks, obviously, you know, there's a sister squads, but yeah, it's going to be difficult. It's going to be difficult getting there. So tricky, very tricky, I expect is the afternoon that matches up and we'll have. And unfortunately, in this instance, if he is found guilty, all his own fault. What we will keep an eye on the steward's decision and of course keep an eye on all of auto sports social media and everything they'll be bringing good news as soon as it breaks. But let's talk about the qualifying ses that we saw today because Lewis Hamilton took that politician and he did so in style with quite a big margin over Max Verstappen there. I mean, four and a half times. That was quite something. What did you make of that performance? Were you expecting him to pull out a lap with such a margin over his closest rival? No, I think even Louis said he was surprised that the gap, I think Red Bull struggling here. You know, we know that Verstappen went back towards a sort of wing setup that he had felt very comfortable with when he topped FB one, you know, he said he didn't feel happy in FP two or FP three, qualifying said it was all right. Just wasn't fast. I think the Mercedes is just hit the ground running. They're really, really nailed it. They've got things comfortable. They actually found this all out on vatu Bottas car. It's the setup that Bottas has been running for the start. The Hamilton went in different way. They deliberately try different things, putting back towards that. And you know, they naturally got together. I think when Bottas says, oh, I'm a bit confused. How can I be so far off when I was heading back to and I think, well, you're seeing the natural progression of if you put them back towards the same sort of setup, Lewis Hamilton is a faster driver. That is what that is what would happen. You know, historically, historically, we know that. And he's been unfortunate for us to end up behind Verstappen at least for the moment because yeah, you would expect that really should have been a front row lockout for Mercedes considering the pace of the car. But at the same time, what a lap for Lewis Hamilton. What a lap. I do wonder whether he's still he's still fueled by that he perceives as that injustice of being sent to the back in qualifying interlagos. These things, these motivational things who sports people can be so important. You know, Tom Brady and the NFL still annoyed about things that happened to him 20 years ago and uses that to bring out his best. So perhaps that's what happening with something. I don't know, but whatever. It was absolutely incredible. You know, three tenths up on his own already best lap. You know, any second running Q three, it was tremendous..

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

07:53 min | 11 months ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"So they've got the expertise. They've got the know how to make it count. And if Red Bull drops the ball a little bit then there'll be that profit. Obviously, on paper, yeah, it should suit Red Bull, but Mercedes has done it all before. So we'll have to wait and see. It's exciting though, isn't it? It's very exciting. I mean, we are literally getting down to the wire with this. And max is still so cool and calm and collected about it or even though, you know, everyone else is sort of saying, you know, it's really the momentum is really getting behind you and it's just so level headed about it, which does make it even more exciting. I am intrigued to see how the next few races unfold, as you said, Mercedes have done this, it's not the first time. But it's getting close. It's getting very, very close, and it's exciting for us. Let's move further down the field though. To Pierre gasly, who finished an excellent fourth, sort of a lonely race for him. I feel like we have this conversation about Pierre a lot. So we're not going to dwell on it too much, but once again, just solid and consistent and really there's nothing negative really to say about him, is he? He's just doing what he needs to do, but, you know, as we know the future wise, which I know is a controversial topic, some people are like, you know, keep them in Alfa tauri. That's why he's doing well. But a lot of people are saying his performance and his consistency warrants a better seat. What did you make of his weekend Jess will come to you fast? Yeah, I mean, it's kind of bad that we're just kind of getting used to Pierre gasly putting in these amazing performances, but not really having too much to show for it other than obviously a great point hall for alpha Tori, his teammate DNF aside. But on his side of the garage, it's looking it's looking great. I mean, the pace that he had today was incredible. You know, the Ferraris were saying they just couldn't get anywhere close to him. They even had Ferrari having team orders to see if science could eke out more pace out of him, but he just couldn't get anywhere near, I think, just under 7 seconds was as close as they could get in those final stages to him. So yeah, lonely, but very solid drive. And again, I guess it's the age old problem with Formula One, there are only sets, only so many seats. And so many, I guess premier tier seats available. He's tried it once in Red Bull. He didn't get on with it. So whether or not it would be a good place for him to go back to, probably not. You would argue. So for me, I think I heard Jenson Button saying this on the commentary as well. For me, the only thing that he can do is stay where he is and hope that with the new regulations, Alfa tauri gets even more competitive and he can kind of think about winning races with them, but he needs to get himself to a manufacturer, I think. But again, not too many positions available to him there, either. So is the age old problem that there's not enough seats in Formula One? There are enough teams in Formula One. They're under manufacturers in Formula One. So unless something is Formula One, a lot of crazy things happen. We've seen surprise and shock moves from people, I guess, you know, Daniel Ricciardo moving to Renault was a massive shock, no one really expected that. Could we see Pierre gasly Alpine? I'm not sure if that's a great move for him, but yeah, just it almost kind of there's nothing else for us to say, really. We know how great a driver he is. But he's not got much else to think about or go to. So just kind of one of those slightly sad, but also great that we're seeing him put in these performances and show what great driver he is, but yeah, there's not really many places for him to go to be really up there and in those challenging positions. And whilst we are on our tarry, let's quickly touch on Yuki because pretty rough day for him, of course, out in the first corner. And yesterday he had that little dressing down from Red Bull, shall we say? What were your thoughts on that JBL? You mentioned it briefly at the start of the podcast. What were your thoughts on yesterday and how Red Bull handled it? And who was in the wrong as such? I think generally yesterday, sonoda looked really, really good. He looked really good in practice and he looked like he was on top of everything this weekend. And it sort of, the form we've seen in the last few rounds, obviously is being sort of not quite driver coach by Alex album, but Alex Albon is providing support for him in that side of the garage. And he looks much better for it. It looks like he's sort of come out the other side of the difficulty she had earlier in the year and he just needs to sort of have an opportunity to build on that. And today could have been that, you know, he didn't have engine penalties and that kind of thing. And I think in qualifying yesterday in Q three, alpha towery has contended the cenote was aware of the situation. He had the Perez and for staff and behind him. And because he was got through to Q three because they felt that gasoline might need a toe. He was sort of done his bit and was just sort of trying to get off the track and I think Perez saw him ahead. Maybe sort of got a little bit distracted and had a little bit of a brain fade if you like and sort of followed him into that runoff area. And I don't think so notice to blame for that. I really don't. Whatever your sort of opinion on whether it should have been in Q three or not. I'll tell you how to express purpose for him being there. They got him through. He'd got through on merit. He was very, very quick. And he'd done his bit to help gasly out. And he couldn't really disappear off the track. So yeah, I think Red Bull has been very, very unfair on him. We know that Yuki is he's still in his first year he's made mistakes. He's learning, that's kind of what you do as a rookie. You should get a free pass and you first year to, you know, start the season off making a few mistakes. So you know where the limits are. But I think that sort of unfairly got him a reputation and it was very easy for rebel to kind of pin the tail on that particular donkey. And yeah, it was just unfortunate positioning at the time, I think. And then that first corner, it was just a mess. Because what it was him archon and Schumacher kind of three wide in that corner. Him and Schumacher kind of pins it on, or can't go out of it absolutely fine and I don't entirely know how. But Snyder and Schumacher were left by the wayside and that was it for them. And as I said, senator needs a weekend where he can take that form and build on it and get another really good result and he just didn't have that opportunity today because circumstances conspire against him. Jess, what did you make of the Red Bull cenote situation yesterday? We saw the Mercedes admin getting involved and, you know, sending him a motivational message on Twitter. But do you agree with JBL that he was not a fault there and, you know, Red Bull maybe shouldn't have been quite so firm in there was after. Yeah, absolutely..

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"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

The Autosport Podcast

05:04 min | 1 year ago

"pierre gasly" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast

"Can make a quick driver slow down and stop crashing, but you can't really make a slow driver. You know, any faster. So I think he's got that speed. I really rate him, I think he's the best Japanese driver we've seen for many a year, potentially could even be the best we've ever seen. I think Red Bull obviously the sort of let's say the title engine partnership is going away, but I think obviously it's going to be there in spirit and I think he's going to be a big part of that Red Bull family going going forward. I'm really impressed with him. He's just got to keep the car out of the wall. So as long as he can balance balance the finishes that's the finishes and the speed with keeping the car out of the wall. I think he's got a really big future. I'm a fan of his. Yeah, I'm beginning to wonder what you were talking about with the partnership. You know, with Honda and Honda leaving. Now that they're doing so well, you know, wondering if, you know, if they're thinking to themselves, wow, maybe we shouldn't have decided to leave Formula One now because they're on the verge of winning constructors championship with Red Bull. You know, they're very close to doing it. It can be done. But yeah, I mean, you can know that I think he's a massive potential. There are a lot of people feel like you're gazing may have another shot on the main Red Bull team at some point. But, you know, don't doubt Sunoco. That Yuki out of that pen tension as well. Let's actually pick up on that point. The Pierre gasly and Red Bull point because he's said recently that you know he feels that he does deserve another shot at the C and I think there is absolutely no denying that he has been on an incredible incredible form. This season. And it's really showing up consistently putting in those solid solid performances. Do you think that he should get another shot in that Red Bull C and also do you think that it would be wise for him to have another shot? Because I know there are some people who think that actually he is excelling because he is in an environment that works for him. He is able to, you know, he's been able to find his own footing within the alpha charity team without the pressures that you have from being in those top top teams such as Red Bull. What are your thoughts on it? Seth, you go first. The thing is, I think, with any teammate that's going to come alongside Max Verstappen just like any teammate that comes alongside Lewis Hamilton is going to have to deal with understanding that you're going to have to be patient. You're going to have to wait for your time. You know, you're going to have to wait because these star drivers have moved the team and their favorite move that shifted that garage into their favor to where you're going to have to just wait, you know, and wait for those opportunities to come along now. You can of course you can fight for that. And that's what you do when you get on team and you have a star superstar driver. You want to fight to try to get that momentum to swing to your side of the garage. You know, so and I think Pierre gasly can do that. You know, I think he can he can get in there and take the fight to match, just like Sergio. I mean, we're waiting for that. I'm waiting for that at some point. I'm waiting for Sergio if you can surgery earn that. He'd have such an impressive record. He can deliver when you need him to. It's like a no brainer that he should not be fighting max in this championship battle as well. Valtteri should be fighting for a championship. Well, you know, Perez, you know, Sergio should be fighting for one as well. I'd look at it as to what went wrong last time. Was it just a mental thing? Was it that he couldn't drive, you know, the direction of the car in terms of setup? Was it just that max steamrolled him, which, you know, Seth makes a very good point. Max has put a lot of effort just like Lewis has into making that team revolve around him. So, you know, all the focus is on one side of the garage and not on the other. Maybe we saw it again today. The reason, you know, max had a drink system throughout the race and we saw there was a panic before the race. Check O didn't. So suddenly, you know, so much focus gets put on one side of the garage, but that sort of, you know, they deciding point for that. Only happens on performance, performance, whether it's mental, whether it's physical, whether it's car setup, simulator, all these vast parameters that go into Formula One. And I go back to saying well, what went wrong? Pierre had the chance he had those races and he really, really sucked, compared to max, you know, he just didn't perform. I know he can perform because I've seen him perform. And I know that he could do it in a fast car as well as a midfield car like an alpha Tori. So what went wrong? Deconstruct that, you know, maybe has to go and see a mental coach or something like that. And then come back, you know, stronger, a stronger driver. And I think he can do that as we say, maybe that chance will never come around, you know, maybe that was his one and only shot, you know,.

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