A very disappointed Pierre Gasly has said he doesn’t believe the team deserved points in Russia, saying; “we hadn’t done a good enough job”.
Gasly had made it known that the weekend was a challenge for him after he labelled the drive “harder than usual” despite finishing an impressive third fastest in second practice on Friday.
The Frenchman managed to qualify 12th on Saturday, only to be promoted to 11th due to Bottas’ penalty.
Gasly fought his way up the field to 6th but after pitting on Lap 33 he returned to the track in P10, but the heavy rain saw him fall back down the order with six laps to go.
Speaking after the race, Pierre was asked by reporters if he was disappointed, and he said; “Yes, for sure. I think overall we did a very good first stint keeping Bottas behind for 30 laps and Carlos.
“After that on the second stint we were right behind Bottas before the rain came and they pitted.
“We decided to stay out, and unfortunately, [Bottas] finished P5 and we finished P13. We lost quite a lot there and we’ll revise what we could have done better.
“The pace was strong in Monza, the pace was again strong here, but we didn’t capitalise on it so this weekend I don’t think we deserved points, because we made too many mistakes and you know, when it’s such a difficult sport where you need to get everything to perfection, I think we didn’t deserve because we haven’t done a job good enough this weekend – simple as that.
“We’ll work and come back stronger in Turkey.”