Pierre Gasly says Alpine’s fourth place end in F1’s Constructors’ standings this season “is smart” primarily based on his first check with the Enstone squad.
Gasly was launched by Crimson Bull/AlphaTauri to permit him to run with Alpine at F1’s post-season check in Abu Dhabi final week.
The Frenchman bought acquainted together with his new crew however he was particularly inquisitive about sampling Alpine’s 2022 contender that beat McLaren to P4 within the championship.
Gasly stated that he tailored nicely to his new crew and was “very positively stunned” by his time onboard Alpine’s A522.
“It was type of stunning in the beginning, however we managed to get every little thing we needed,” Gasly stated after his first day of labor with Alpine.
“In a short time I felt snug within the automobile, and I perceive now why they completed fourth within the groups’ championship. All of it is smart for me, so I am very excited for what’s coming.”
Gasly admitted that his run onboard Alpine’s automobile was “even higher” than his expectations.
“So removed from what I’ve seen, there may be huge expertise on this crew, from the engineers contained in the engineering workplace but in addition contained in the storage.
“I have never seen every little thing but, I nonetheless must go to Enstone and see all of the instruments and amenities they’ve. However I have been very impressed with their means of approaching this primary day.”
And the Frenchman was additionally happy with how he was welcomed into his new crew.
“It is by no means straightforward once you’ve bought somebody new coming in,” he stated. “We had been nonetheless racing [against each other] two days in the past with our respective groups and drivers so it goes fairly fast.
“However they have been very welcoming in the very best means, and up to now [there are] solely constructive indicators.
“So it is actually promising for the longer term.”
Gasly stays contracted to AlphaTauri till the top of the 12 months. However whereas his thoughts is firmly set on his 2023 marketing campaign with Alpine, he is nonetheless finishing up his remaining sponsorship duties with Crimson Bull.
“I’m within the transition section, let’s say,” he defined.
“Sporting-wise, I’m totally centered for subsequent 12 months totally with Alpine. I nonetheless have a few commitments with AlphaTauri however I’ll begin normally working with these guys for subsequent season.”
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