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Gasly unhappy with Ocon following Mexico battle

  • Published on 30 Oct 2018 11:58
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Pierre Gasly was not pleased with compatriot Esteban Ocon following a battle between the two at the Mexican Grand Prix. Gasly was chasing the Force India driver on fresh tyres, and attempted a pass around the outside of Turn 4.

Gasly ran wide off the track, which the stewards put down to a lock-up, but Gasly says that he was put wide by the Mercedes junior. The Toro Rosso driver criticised Ocon after the race, saying that it is "always the same thing" with him.

"With Ocon it’s always the same thing. I’ve known him for a long time, there are a lot of chances that things happen,” Gasly said. “I think he wasn’t very happy that I had started last and managed to overtake him, so he pushed me wide and I had to go off track.

“I could have forced my way in Turn 5 and we would have had contact, but it wasn’t worth it, as I could have another go after that. For me it wasn’t fair, because you leave the space for one car, but if they say you can race aggressively, I don’t mind.”

Gasly pointed out an incident that happened earlier in the year, when he received a five-second time penalty in Great Britain after pushing Sergio Perez wide in the final stages of the race.

“I think compare it with many other situations, like with me in Silverstone, so it seems to be quite a grey area, as normally you should leave space for one car and clearly there wasn’t space for one car there,” he said. “In the end I don’t care, because I finished ahead of him [Ocon] and I scored one point, and he didn’t score points.

“I’ll try to speak to Charlie about it, just to know, because if this is allowed then I know what I can do,” he said. “I need to look at the footage again, but from the cockpit it looked too aggressive for me, I had to go off track. Probably if I had finished behind him, I would have a different view, but today I finished in front.”

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  • Jutlandia

    Posts: 191

    Gasly and Leclerc is the new whiner boys in F1.
    They have learned a lot from Alonso!

    • + 1
    • Oct 30 2018 - 12:41
    • Yes, them and Max do more than compensate for Alonso and Grosjean.

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      • Oct 30 2018 - 13:26
  • "if this is allowed then I know what I can do". Hope Charlie would ask him to shut up, and keep racing.

    • + 1
    • Oct 30 2018 - 14:50
    • Gasly is in for a treat next year with Max. I've grown to dislike Pierre this year and it puts a smile on my face picturing Max pick him apart next year.

      • + 0
      • Oct 30 2018 - 20:39
    • Watch as Gasly beats Max in a... huhuhu... Ghastly fashion... Or even put the ax in Max... uh uh uh... But yeah, I think Max will beat him, though Im not entirely sure he will be as dominated as some say. I kinda like Gasly, but I like him less by the second he flaps his mouth. A running theme for me with Red Bull and Mercedes, sadly.

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      • Oct 30 2018 - 20:55
  • Norbert

    Posts: 108

    It's hard to know when you've got to stand up for yourself, or when everyone is going to be against that and think you're whining too much. I kind of respect Gasly too, 'cause it looks like he's one of them "talents." Hope he doesn't go full dick though after only a few successes.

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    • Nov 1 2018 - 07:08

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