Pierre Gasly was ecstatic about his 6th place finish in the Hungarian Grand prix. It was a really good race for the Toro Rosso although Brendon Hartley was 11th and got no points.
“It was an amazing day for us to finish sixth! Saturday was already fantastic for the team, but this is even better! The car was mega, the strategy was fantastic, I just had to give everything I could which wasn’t easy in these conditions, in the end we managed to do it. After the past few races, which were quite difficult for us, it’s a great result for the team. When you’re fighting in the midfield you know there will be races where opportunities present themselves, and you just need to make sure you take them when they come. We did it in Bahrain, Monaco and again this weekend, so it’s great and it’s a nice way to end the first half of the season.”
“I had a good start and managed to pass Sainz at the beginning, then I had free air to focus on my driving and make the tyres last and it ended up being a great race. The main thing was not to make any mistakes; I was on the limit for 70 laps which was a challenge, but I did my best to have a clean race and push as hard as I could to take these fantastic 8 points home.”
— Pierre Gasly ?? (@PierreGASLY) July 29, 2018
“I’m disappointed not to score points after a strong qualifying. I had a great start but decided not to dive up the inside of Gasly which ultimately lost me a place to Magnussen. My race was then destroyed as I was stuck behind Sainz during the first half of the race when he was on a harder tyre. We then reacted too early to [Nico] Hulkenberg pitting behind and putting the Medium tyre, which didn’t give me the best performance. I fully understand why the team split the strategies but it didn’t work out for me. I made no mistakes, I had a good start but unfortunately no points to show for it. I’m happy for the team to score more points which is a nice reward for all the hard work over the last months.”
Gutted not to score in the points today. I had a good start but made the call not to dive up the inside of Pierre and lost the place to Magnussen. Was then stuck behind Sainz who was on a… https://t.co/c9uXfsK7wM
— Brendon Hartley (@BrendonHartley) July 29, 2018