September 24, 2021

“Very big gap” to Mercedes-powered cars on straights – Gasly | RaceFans Round-up

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In the round-up: Pierre Gasly says AlphaTauri face a significant straight-line speed deficit to the Mercedes-powered cars.

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In brief

Mercedes runners “really strong” – Gasly

Gasly was satisfied with sixth on the grid behind four of the Mercedes-powered cars at Monza.

“I’m really happy,” he said. “I think I gave everything out there and it was a very good lap to put us in P6.

“I think the McLaren, the Mercedes engines were really strong, all qualifying. Looking at the GPS in between the sessions we saw a very big gap with them in the straights. And that’s why I think we really maximised our potential qualifying ahead of the two Ferraris again.”

Ilott’s IndyCar deal extended

Callum Ilott, Juncos Hollinger, IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 2021
Report: Ilott open to F1 or IndyCar in 2022 after Indianapolis test debut

Callum Ilott’s deal to drive for the returning Juncos-Hollinger team has been extended ahead of his first drive for the team in Portland this weekend. Team chief Ricardo Juncos originally wanted to trial three different drivers across the upcoming three rounds, but has instead chosen to keep Ilott in the car for the following races at Laguna Seca and Long Beach.

“We are looking forward to a great debut as a team tomorrow on-track and to build on each session throughout the next few weeks,” said Juncos. “Callum brings a great deal of talent, and we have all been working hard together over the past few weeks to build our program, so it feels great to carry this relationship as a team for the rest of the season.”

Piastri extends points lead with Monza pole

Formula 2 championship leader Oscar Piastri claimed pole position for Sunday’s feature race at Monza in a typically hectic qualifying session, pipping Jehan Daruvala by four-hundredths of a second. Guanyu Zhou, who lies second in the points, will line up third ahead of Liam Lawson.

David Beckmann will therefore start tomorrow’s first, partially-reversed grid sprint race from pole position, having been tenth fastest today. Juri Vips takes second on the grid.

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