How a ‘supernatural’ adaption resurrected Gasly’s F1 career

A nightmare start to 2019 resulted in Pierre Gasly’s demotion back to AlphaTauri, but he’s rebounded superbly, culminating in that surprise victory at Monza . Here, Gasly and race engineer Pierre Hamelin explain his redemptive journey to Oleg Karpov.

“Oh my god! We just won the race!”

Pierre Gasly screamed, thanked the team, and at one point seemed like he was about to break into tears. But instead of congratulations over the radio, what he heard were numbers. “Eighty-four!” the voice repeated insistently. “Fail eighty-four. You did eighty-two. Fail eighty-four now, please.”

The voice belonged to another Pierre, Pierre Hamelin – Gasly’s race engineer at AlphaTauri, trying to correct the only mistake his driver made that afternoon.

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