Pierre Gasly wins his first Formula 1 Grand Prix, in the Italian Grand Prix he climbed to the top of the podium with his Alpha Tauri no. 10, the French pilot gives new airs to the 2020 season of the great category of motor racing.
Gastly is a young driver who is going through a stage of maturation to become a solid contender of the new generation of f1, this last year his life has gone through very difficult moments first: the death of his friend Anthoine Hubert who lost his life in the SPA circuit, competing in Formula 2. Second: he lost his seat in one of the strong teams of the paddock, the directors of Red Bull Racing relegated him to a second category team because they felt that the young man still had to prove his value as a promise.
«We have been classmates, I have studied with him since I was thirteen until I was nineteen, with the same teacher, in the private school that made the federation. I was very shocked by what happened to him and I hope he is really rested. He did not deserve such an end and it is very sad for everyone to have to live with this now. I don’t know yet what has happened to make it so»Gasly said about the death of his friend.
With open arms the new Alpha Tauri team received the young pilot, and gave him the opportunity to restart his career, taught him the value of continuing to compete from behind to win positions, showed him that he would be part of a serious and dedicated project in which he would be competing for important places on the starting grid and that despite having a limited budget they would be recognized for their effort and hard work.
The 2020 season started late due to the health problems we face worldwide, the first races highlighted the hegemony that has been led by Hamilton in the last 3 seasons where the others are competing only for second and third place, however, in the Italian Grand Prix a 10-second penalty for a mistake sentenced the race for a driver and team bordering on perfection.
The red flag created chaos, the race was restarted from the start line and the blast of action from the pitlane produced a grid that no one could have predicted, gastly he was in an unexpected first race position, lap by lap the French driver showed safety, confidence and qualities to be the leader of a grand prix and without the great teams competing around him his Alpha Tauri No. 10, was a real bull on the track.
The reward was glorious for a noble scuderia, they achieved victory in what will be remembered as one of the most exciting awards in the history of Formula 1, they climbed on the podium and occupied the first place on a podium reserved for the greats, Gastly with powerful pride raised his head and sang the victory anthem reserved for those who have won a grand prize in this wonderful category of motor racing.
“Honestly, it’s amazing,” “It was such a crazy race and we capitalized on it.” I’ve been through a lot in 18 months, I’m having a hard time realizing this.
“I’m speechless. This team has done a lot for me, now they are giving me my first victory.
Gasly said in the post-race interview.
“It’s an incredible day. It’s been so long since another French winner. I never expected it, but this, I’m so happy.
All the fans and analysts hope that this season, the surprises it has had in its meridian kilometers traveled and the new litter of young competitive drivers, will be the preamble of a more competitive competition in the next years, where the equality of conditions will break the mold, to give back the prestige and popularity to this wonderful sport that deserves to be recognized again as one of the most exciting ones that can be enjoyed as a spectator.