He said he was pleased by his progress in the first two parts of qualifying but was disappointed by his costly error.
“It was a good Q1, good Q2 and that’s something. We tried to find some consistency and managed to put some good laps in in qualifying. Things were going well, I felt good with the car Q1, Q2 and pace was pretty good.
“Then Q3 the first run wasn’t ideal and then [on the] second run I arrived in turn one and lost the car on the entry. I just went over the kerb, went off-track and lost four-tenths up to turn three.
“After that the rest of the lap was good, just a mistake in turn one cost me the fifth place. I think we had the pace to clearly be fifth, we ended only a tenth from P5.”
Gasly doubted he could have qualified higher than fifth. “Not better than that, but [that] already would have been a pretty good one and would have been pretty satisfying after a pretty good weekend. So I’m quite disappointed with myself with the mistake in turn one.”
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2019 F1 season
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