(Motorsport-Total.com) – In the closing stages of the Singapore Grand Prix nobody could endanger the victory of Sebastian Vettel . After the German once led the race, he drove sovereign his first win of the season. The four-time world champion had to survive the most delicate situation in the round before when he started a very ambitious overtaking maneuver in turn 7.

Pierre Gasly, Sebastian Vettel


It was once very close between Pierre Gasly and Sebastian Vettel Zoom Download

“He was quite far away, I did not expect him to try it from far back,” says Pierre Gasly, who was not in the pits at the time and lay in front of Vettel. “At the bend, I thought he was staying behind me, so I suddenly saw his nose very late, so I've already turned it in. Luckily, there was no touch,” said the Frenchman

That such an action can indeed go wrong, the audience experienced only four laps later, when in an almost identical scene in the same curve between Daniel Ricciardo and Antonio Giovinazzi crashed . There were no consequences between Vettel and Gasly, and while Vettel won in the end, Gasly finished eighth. “There were a lot of things happening in the race, we tried a different strategy,” says the Frenchman

Best Gasly result since Hungary

Because he

, he had the advantage of free tire choice at the start and went on the hard tires in the race – as the only pilot in the field. “It ended up working pretty well,” he says happily, reporting, “We had some difficulties on the straights so I knew I had the best chance of doing anything after the safety cars.”

“I tried to put myself in a good position before corners 5 and 7. It was sometimes pretty tight, but on a track like this you have to take a risk,” said the Toro-Rosso -Pilot, who with P8 He was better in Hungary at the time – at that time for Red Bull.

He was recorded in Faenza “very good”, reports Gasly and reveals: “The team pushes very hard and tries everything, so I feel comfortable in the car. ” But although he feels comfortable with Toro Rosso, it may be his goal to return to Red Bull again. Helmut Marko recently confirmed that the decision will be between him and Alexander Albon .

Gasly does not put pressure relaxed and explaining: “At the moment, I'm just happy with the steps we take at Toro Rosso, I get the car the way I want it, every weekend we seem to take a step forward, I think we have to even harder work. “


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“Because I think there's more in it, and at the end of the season, we'll see how it works, “said Gasly. Results like Singapore will certainly help improve its chances of returning to Red Bull. He will also need it, because in the pole position seems to be currently more Albon.

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