Pierre Gasly says he ‘felt sorry’ that Hamilton wasn’t able to overtake him during Monaco GP

Pierre Gasly admitted that he ‘felt sorry’ for Lewis Hamilton after he spent the entire Monaco Grand Prix race ahead of the Brit.

Gasly managed to beat Hamilton to sixth-place after he started the race ahead of the seven-time champion.

Mercedes also attempted to undercut Gasly. However, they did not succeed as AlphaTauri responded a lap later to ensure Gasly comes out ahead of Hamilton.

Pierre Gasly leads ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Source: motorsportmagazine.com

Gasly reflects on Monaco

Looking back at the events in Monaco, Gasly said: “I was really happy after Monaco because we know it’s a pretty challenging track both for drivers for the car and it was a good preparation faultless weekend from all of us and we managed to score some big points so was great.

“I mean Lewis was in the mirror for … I felt sorry for him he was just stuck behind for 78 laps.

“But you know, there was basically no opportunity and I was surprised when I saw them boxing before us. It was not the right thing to do.

“But yeah, in the end, it’s better for us. We managed to score some more points and I think was a strong result for the team.”

Gasly in the cockpit. Source: thesportsrush.com

Azerbaijan GP to see a repeat of Monaco?

With the Azerbaijan Grand Prix fast approaching, Gasly hopes to replicate the pace they showed back in 2019 when Daniil Kvyat ended up qualifying sixth.

“It’s been a good track for the team,” Gasly added.

“Daniil was very fast last time out here. We’ll see it’s a straight track, it’s again, very particular quite unique, the way you set up the car.

Baku City Circuit. Source: azernews.az

“There are a couple of changes, especially with the castle part without the kerb there.

“So it’s going to be slightly different. But I’ve learned to not have any expectations in f1.

“Because sometimes you think you’re going to be fast and then it ends up being a challenging weekend, sometimes you think it’s gonna be a hard one and then it’s really good. So yeah, we’ll just get on track and see how it works,” he concluded.

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