Pierre Gasly (AT02-05, Car 10)
Race: Pos. 9th

2021 Austrian Grand Prix with Pierre Gasly by Scuderia AlphaTauri

I think today was harder than we imagined, but the good thing is we’re consistently scoring points. We thought we would benefit more from the two-stop strategy, but we struggled more than expected on the Softs at the start of the race. There are some positives to take away though and we still showed some strong pace out there.  We’re continuing to battle at the top of the midfield but it’s disappointing to not be finishing further up the grid today. We’ll review all the data tonight and then look forward to Silverstone, which is a track I love.”

Yuki Tsunoda (AT02-06, Car 22)
Race: Pos. 12th

2021 Austrian GP with Yuki Tsunoda by Scuderia AlphaTauri

It’s been a difficult day for me. I struggled with pace during the race and tyre management was really tricky. My Qualifying was good yesterday so it’s frustrating, but we need to go away and review the issues from today, so we don’t make the same mistakes again next time out in Silverstone.”

2021 Austrian Grand Prix with Yuki Tsunoda by Scuderia AlphaTauri

Claudio Balestri (Chief Engineer – Vehicle Performance)

“Today we tried our best in terms of strategy. Starting on soft tyres with both cars we decided to utilise a two-stop strategy, using the advantage of having two new sets of Hards, but at the end of the race we weren’t able to stay in front of the other cars on one-stop strategies. Pierre showed good pace today, especially in the last stint. He was able to catch the one stoppers and finish the race just behind them, without the yellow flag in turn four on the final lap Pierre would have also tried to overtake Leclerc. Yuki had a more difficult race, the two penalties didn’t help him and he unfortunately finished outside of the points. We cannot be fully satisfied with today because we started P6 and P7 on the grid and we finished with only one car in the points. However, we scored more points than our main competitors in the Constructors’ Championship battle which is a real positive.”

Session Result

1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda1:23:54.543
2Valtteri BottasMercedes+17.973s
3Lando NorrisMcLaren Mercedes+20.019s
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes+46.452s
5Carlos SainzFerrari+57.144s
6Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda+57.915s
7Daniel RicciardoMcLaren Mercedes+60.395s
8Charles LeclercFerrari+61.195s
9Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri Honda+61.844s
10Fernando AlonsoAlpine Renault+1 lap
11George RussellWilliams Mercedes+1 lap
12Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri Honda+1 lap
13Lance StrollAston Martin Mercedes+1 lap
14Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari+1 lap
15Nicholas LatifiWilliams Mercedes+1 lap
16Kimi RäikkönenAlfa Romeo Racing Ferrari+1 lap
17Sebastian VettelAston Martin MercedesDNF
18Mick SchumacherHaas Ferrari+2 laps
19Nikita MazepinHaas Ferrari+2 laps
DNFEsteban OconAlpine Renault-