The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox
Pierre Gasly embarked on a furious rant as his Styrian Grand Prix ended in disaster after he was one of the stars of qualifying.
Gasly had high hopes for the race in Austria after securing an impressive sixth on the grid for AlphaTauri in Q3 on Saturday.
The 25-year-old has taken points in each of his last six races but that run came to an end in devastating style.
Just after the first corner, Gasly collided with the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc after both drivers ran wide.
Gasly suffered a puncture after the first contact and rejoined the track with no control.
He then made contact with both Antonio Giovinazzi and Nicholas Latifi before retiring with suspension damage.
But that wasn't before letting out his anger with a series of expletives as his ambitions of a strong finish were shattered on the first lap.
He was furious as he fought his way back to the pits to retire on just two functional wheels.
"****ing joke," Gasly vented to his radio.
"They don't even touch the ****ing floor. For **** sake, these tyres are a joke."
Gasly spoke about his frustration at the retirement after the incident.
“There was contact and I completely punctured the whole rear,” said Gasly.
“I ended up on three wheels or even two wheels and some point, so definitely not what we wanted.
[It’s a] big shame because it was amazing weekend until now and yes, I’m really disappointed not to be able to fight for points and especially to score points, because we had a great package this weekend."
"It’s really frustrating as we know how important it is to score points all the time, you know?
"As soon as you’re out for a race it costs you a lot in the championship and I mean now it’s just about moving on to next weekend and I think except that, the rest of the weekend went extremely well so we’ll try to repeat that next weekend.”
- Formula One
Source: Read Full Article