Pierre Gasly says his unexpected podium finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix demonstrated why he loves motorsport.
Gasly started the race from P6, and looked to be in contention for a podium finish as he was running in third place with two laps left to run.
Speaking after the race, Gasly stated: "Just all the people that supported me and today with that result I just want to thank all these guys.
"I crossed the line with so many things going through my mind, many emotions as well. It's just incredible."
Since rejoining Toro Rosso, the Frenchman has bagged five top-ten finishes, including his podium result in Sao Paulo last weekend.
"The last few months [have been incredible], but also all the years and all the sacrifices since you're young you think about this day and when you first start watching Formula 1," Gasly said.
"You make it and go through so many things to get there and dream to get your first podium, you know I didn't really imagine it was going to happen in my second season with Toro Rosso.
"I just gave everything I had and kept working all the time trying to get more from myself the whole time. It's fantastic I don't know what to say and this is why I love motorsport and this kind of day is just amazing."
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