Pierre Gasly has set his aim on coming back from the summer break as a stronger driver, following another disappointing result in Hungary.
Gasly says that the felt comfortable in the car on Friday, but from FP3 onwards, he suffered from a sudden, unexplainable loss in pace.
"It was a difficult one. We had a strong Friday, things went well at the start of the weekend and from FP3 onwards I lost a lot of pace and struggled a lot more with grip.
"Qualifying was already difficult, it wasn't maximised and we didn't have the place to fight at the top, and today it was the same again.
"We need to understand why we lost so much pace and why we struggled so much, and we'll come back stronger in Spa."
Gasly had a poor start to the race, as he dropped down a number of places from his starting position, before making up the spots in the pit stop phase of the race.
"I had a bit of wheelspin, and then after with the medium tyres I was a bit sandwiched in Turn 1 and quite close with Kimi in Turn 2 so I lost a lot at the start which for sure didn't help in the race.
"Even after that, we didn't have the pace to be competitive. So we need to analyse, but we scored a couple of points. Not the points that we wanted but we'll sit down with the guys and see what happened.
"It's good for everyone to have a break now, switch off and review the first few months. See what went well, what we could have done better and come back stronger in the second half of the season."
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