Pierre Gasly admits he doesn’t want to look back on missed points scoring opportunities in 2022 to protect his mental health.
It has been a difficult season for Gasly and the AlphaTauri team, with the Red Bull sister team slipping from 6th in the 2021 Constructors’ Championship to 9th in 2022.
Gasly also moved up from ninth in the drivers’ standings the year before, to 14th in the latter campaign.
As well as struggling to finish inside the points on a regular basis, the Frenchman has suffered several penalties, entering his Alpine debut in 2023 with 10 penalty points.
Given that this punishment is given to a driver if he reaches 12 penalty points within 12 months, this puts him at increasing risk of being banned from racing.
Despite a year of ups and downs, Gasly doesn’t want to spend too much time ruining missed opportunities.
Gasly: It’s been a very difficult year
“Looking back at 22 races, [missing] point [easily]’” Guthrie told the media. RacingNews365.com.
“But I learned [that]For our own mental health in F1, we better not look back at all the missing points.
However, Gasly admits that things could have improved for AlphaTauri in what has proven to be a difficult year.
“I think we could have done a better job,” he continued.
“Obviously it’s been a very difficult year for us. [we’ve made] Mistakes on our part, sometimes [we’ve been] Unlucky, but it’s been a very challenging year.”
Gasly left the team after six years to partner Esteban Ocon at Alpine in 2023, while Nick de Vries will fill the vacancy at AlphaTauri alongside incumbent Yuki Tsunoda.