In the race at the Suzuka circuit, the Alpine driver showed his discomfort with an engineer from his own team after being told to let his teammate Esteban Ocon pass.
He Alpine driver Pierre Gasly is a star in Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix because even Max Verstappen, from Red Bull, won and gave his team the Constructors’ championshipthe Frenchman was recorded making lewd gestures with an engineer on his team by tell him that his companion Esteban Ocon passed by.
Alpine is far from being the best as it occupies sixth place with 84 points and is very far from fifth (McLaren, with 221). At the Suzuka circuit the crisis seems to have come to light because Gasly, ninth, was ordered to give way to Ocon, eleventh and the driver with the most retirements this year, with five.
Although the strategy worked because Gasly finished tenth and his teammate ninththe former AlphaTauri pilot He let his team know his displeasure with the decision through obscene gestures that were captured by television cameras. In the photo you can see the Frenchman raises his right arm and makes several gestures, including one with the middle finger of his right hand.
After the race, Gasly referred to the event in a press conference: “I think for the team that we’re doing at ninth and tenth or tenth and ninth, it’s the same. I don’t understand the decision to change places because I know it hasn’t been talk before the race”.
Finally, he added: “We said that if they decide to undercut Esteban, to help him in his race we will change positions, that’s what we did but in the last lap we asked to change again, which never happened, since I started at the front . , I made a better classification, I was in front, I had more rhythm in the tires at the end, which was fresher”.
Gasly’s dialogue with his team during the F1 Japanese GP
—Gasly: What nonsense? Are you kidding me? What are you saying? I am faster. If he hadn’t let me pass, I would have passed him.
—Engineer: Yes, we discussed it in the office.
—Gasly: Are you serious? Are you serious? I started at the front, I was at the front of the whole race, you let him cut me off and then…
—Engineer: Dude, I’m not kidding. The instructions came from the wall of the pit. Let’s talk next time, please.
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