Pierre Gasly quotes on Mexican Grand-Prix

Pierre Gasly quotes on Mexican Grand-Prix

21.10.2019: Pierre Gasly (Car #10): “Now we head to Mexico. Last year, I took a helicopter trip to visit a Honda factory and to see the huge sprawl of Mexico City from the air is a truly impressive sight.The city seems to spread out forever.


Pierre Gasly (Car #10):



“Now we head to Mexico. Last year, I took a helicopter trip to visit a Honda factory and to see the huge sprawl of Mexico City from the air is a truly impressive sight.The city seems to spread out forever.



“The first day you arrive, you can feel you're at altitude, but after that you don't notice it anymore. It has a bigger effect on the cars than the drivers. We can prepare and train for it, but its more complicated for the engine, cooling the
brakes is a consideration and there is less downforce, so it's the car that suffers more than we do. We put a lot of downforce on the car and you do notice you have less grip as the aero effect is lessened because the air is less dense.



So it can be strange, we ran pretty much maximum rear wing, but the feeling you get is very different to what you would normally expect with that level of downforce. It's always very good to go very fast in a straight line as that's always exciting. During the race, I reckon we must see some of the highest top speeds of the year. Apart from these technical aspects, the whole weekend has an amazing atmosphere.




I remember last year, during the Drivers' Parade, I was in a car following Sergio Perez and it was incredible. I don't think I've ever heard so much support for one driver, with people shouting, cheering and screaming. It was madness. That stadium area is so impressive, with so many people in it and when they all start shouting it gives you goosebumps. The whole circuit has a big crowd and that's great to see.



“As for the track, it's quite slow with plenty of slow corners, but then you have the esses section in the middle of the track, which is what I prefer, because the faster it is the more I like it. During the race, it can get quite busy, especially at the first corner where you can fight other cars. I've never had much luck there, as I had to take engine penalties which dropped me down the grid, although last year I came from the back row to finish tenth and score a point.”





- Fabiana Valenti, photo Red Bull

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