Monday, March 27, 2023

A remarkable economic feat for Peter Gasly in Bahrain

You need root formula 1 and you will have to pay… €100! Peter Gasly will have to scratch his pocket…

Peter Gasly is penalized during the 2023 Bahrain F1 GP weekend for exceeding the speed limit of 80 km/h in Fovea-Lane during qualifying. It is not uncommon for drivers to throw it out, either because they forget the limit in the pit lane or because the system is inconvenient. An unusual thing about this story is the financial end that fell to the French.

The new Alpin driver did not have a great debut with his new team, as he came in as a substitute for Fernando Alonso and was later chosen for Oscar Piastri, who was elected in place of the Spaniard, but who decided to go to McLaren. Gasly qualified in last place in Bahrain (from where he will start today’s race) sixty thousand miles behind the penultimate Dutchman Nyck de Vries.

On the other hand, the other Alpine driver, Esteban Ocon, managed to get in Q3 and qualify ninth, which shows that the problems are “only” on the side of Gasly’s box. As it became known later, the problems on the A523 in the Alps were related to the balance of the car, which was suddenly reduced to a certain extent.

As if this were not enough, Gasly – who is facing his first year out of the Red Bull circuit – will have to dig deep into his pocket to pay the unusual and at the same time anecdotal financial fine. When the managers of the Alpine F1 Team were notified by the FIA ​​Manager, the French driver exceeded the permitted speed in the Pit-Lane during the qualifying session.

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In Bahrain, the maximum speed limit is 80 km/h, and Gasly passed the radar detection at 80.6 km/h! Or, which is the same, the speed limit is only exceeded by 0.6 km/h. Many times this is caused by the wrong setting of the speed limit of the car, or the driver is pushing too late. They do not cost Gasly, since this sum will be paid to the FIA ​​of €100.

This is less bad for Gasly in a weekend that started badly for the appetites of the French, who arrived at the Enstones team with the intention of proving his strength and helping the team in fourth place again. Sponsorship, a task that will not be easy after the improvement of Aston Martin.

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