The Alpine driver picked up three five-second penalties for observe limits offences over the course of the race.
“It wasn’t a very good day,” mentioned the Frenchman when requested by Autosport about his troublesome race. “I made too many errors with the observe limits, and it value me 15 seconds.
“So I can solely be disenchanted with myself as a result of clearly, you are speaking a couple of centimetres, which is nothing, however I paid a giant value for it and missed out on the factors. So I’ve simply acquired to study from this.
“All in all it was a tricky day. I had a very good begin however went on the skin and needed to decelerate with the Mercedes [incident] in entrance of me, so misplaced one other two positions.
“After which after that the entire race we had power administration points, which value me straight-line pace all through the entire race. I used to be simply attempting to compensate for it, and took too many dangers. So simply not a very good day from us.”
Pierre Gasly, Alpine A523, passes the chequered flag
Photograph by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images
Gasly admitted that one of many issues was that observe limits warnings got here too late from the FIA, through his engineer.
“It was the story of the entire race,” he mentioned. “I haven’t got any excuses as a result of it is the identical for everybody, and on the finish of the day, I took too many clearly.
“I do not know what number of observe limits there have been the entire race, however we have been all the time two steps behind from what’s occurring, and I believe it wasn’t a simple day for us.”
Like different drivers Gasly discovered the race exhausting bodily: “It was the hardest race of the 12 months. It was clearly highly regarded within the automobile, and really bodily difficult. I knew it could be like that.
“And I do know I am coaching actually exhausting, and I’ve among the finest bodily circumstances within the paddock. So I often embrace these circumstances.
“And I do know it is difficult for everybody, however immediately I simply did not do a adequate job, and I must study from this observe limits story.”
In the meantime, Gasly’s team-mate Esteban Ocon, who was hit exhausting by observe limits penalties in Austria, says he labored exhausting to keep away from a repeat. The Frenchman ultimately completed a strong seventh.
“I had one on lap one of many race,” he mentioned. “I used to be like, if we begin like that, then it is going be a ache! I acquired a snap mid-corner and I went broad. After that, I believe I stayed actually clear.
“Like I used to be not even touching the white line anymore, staying mid-track to verify one thing like Austria would not occur.
“I had a really, excellent first lap. I handed Lando [Norris], I handed Pierre, and I used to be simply making my manner by means of after we have been boxing, and stuff like that.
“So I did not waste any second when it comes to overtaking and all that, so I believe it’s a fairly nicely maximised race.”