Quotes: Dieter Rencken

In the round-up: Pierre Gasly says Toro Rosso struggled with a lack of straight-line speed in Sunday’s race.

What they say

Despite a lack of straight-line speed and difficulty getting the ultra-soft tyres to work, Gasly believed he had a chance of scoring points before his collision with Kevin Magnussen:

I think first lap was good and with all the mess around I was P10 or P9. So really happy about that because I was in a good position.

And then after that was really a difficult situation because every lap I got overtaken in the straight even before the DRS zone and was massive delta of speed. We struggled with the speed in the last sector all weekend but then in the race was even more difficult. So pretty frustrating part of the race.

And then I don’t know, we didn’t really have the pace in the middle so switched to soft, got a bit better but wasn’t really good. But we knew that until the end everything could happen and then actually it happened, Safety Car we pitted and then we were P11 so I knew points was on the table.

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