The Qatar Grand Prix he did not smile at all at the two AlphaTauri drivers, both of whom reached the finish line outside the points zone after an early part of the weekend that was anything but negative. The same Pierre Gasly he had in fact obtained the fourth place at the end of qualifying, then transformed into a start from the first row after the penalties imposed on Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas, both guilty of not having respected the yellow flag regime following the withdrawal of the French from the session.
In the space of just five laps from the start, the Dutchman of Red Bull has nevertheless realized his comeback from seventh to second place, then setting out on the hunt for Lewis Hamilton. In his attempt to recover, what happened at the end of the is particularly curious fourth round, moment of the race in which the world leader exploited Gasly’s error at the exit of thelast corner to conquer the momentary third place. In that circumstance, in fact, the French driver did not face the trajectory correctly, going beyond the track limits. Thanks to this mistake, Verstappen, behind him, opened the DRS and easily overtook it on the straight, setting off in pursuit of Alonso, who was then overtaken in the following lap. At first, therefore, Gasly’s flaw seemed evident, immediately punished by Verstappen’s move. In reality, once the race is over, a radio team.
In fact, before the transalpine driver widens the trajectory, the box of the AlphaTauri communicates to the latter of let the Dutch pass, which will actually happen on the starting straight.
AlphaTauri: “Max in the DRS area. DRS activated. You can let it pass “.
A real team order that could arouse various and fiery controversies in the coming days.
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