Behind Red Bull, AlphaTauri is the team with the most points in the Grand Prix in Baku yesterday, with a total of 21 points.
Of course, the podium for Pierre Gasly, his 3rd with the team (out of the 5 in the history of the Faenza team) is the highlight of Sunday. However, as team manager Franz Tost reminds us, the Normand was hot because he had suffered an engine warning in the middle of the race …
“It was a sensational race from the start. I want to say congratulations to Red Bull Racing, Honda and Perez, it was a fantastic victory. Unfortunately, Max, who was leading the race and who in my opinion was the fastest man on the track, lost her at the very last minute. However, the important thing is that he remains at the top of the championship. “
“As for us, we started with Pierre in fourth position, which was already a great starting position, and Yuki was not far behind in seventh position. Both riders got off to a good start and Pierre defended the P4 for a long time, even dealing with a small issue with the power unit. But he unfortunately lost time behind Stroll and this allowed Vettel to catch up and pass Pierre after the pit stop. On the restart, we went from tough to soft and Pierre made a very good maneuver against Leclerc to take third place. “
“It’s an incredible result and the team and Pierre deserve it because we were very competitive here from FP1. “
As for Yuki Tsunoda, he had a very good weekend, with the exception of his crash in Q3 and another blow of anger on the radio in the midst of the ordeal. This 7th place is however a very good job.
Is his new personal trainer Franz Tost satisfied?
“Yuki started from P7 and only lost one place to Alonso in the first lap, but managed to regain that position thereafter. After the red flag, Yuki started from sixth position but lost two places during these last laps. Nonetheless, he finished in a fantastic seventh place and the team scored some excellent points this weekend which means we are now fifth in the constructors’ championship. “
In the constructors’ standings AlphaTauri is indeed 5th, but Aston Martin F1 is only two points …
“The guys did a really good job in everything from pit stops to strategy and they deserve this result. Congratulations to the whole Scuderia AlphaTauri team and I hope we can continue this performance in the next races. “