Formula One racer Pierre Gasly was left fumed after Carlos Sainz seemingly impeded him by the end of the first qualifying season of the Canadian Grand Prix. The Alpine driver was heading for a P6 finish after the Q1 but ended up getting eliminated from the Q1. After the incident, the Frenchman voiced his frustration at the team radio, and demanded that the Ferrari racer should be banned.
While the first qualifying season was approaching its end, several drivers attempted to cross the finish line to start their final flying lap. Since there were several racers near the line, things got chaotic in no time. Ferrari racer Sainz created a block for former teammate Gasly, who was forced to drive off the track to avoid contact. Pierry Gasly took to the team radio and fumed at Sainz suggesting that the Spaniard should be banned.
Not only this, but he also said that he was ‘disgusted’ with how the season turned out for him. Gasly said, “He should be banned for such a thing! I am coming at 300! What the f*** do they think”?! The 27-year-old said, “It worked well all weekend and it’s ruining us. It is ruining qualifying, so right now I’m just sick of it".
Depends on how much you shout: Sainz after being handed grid penalty
The Ferrari racer received a three-place grid penalty as he was found guilty of impeding Gasly. The 28-year-old racer who finished at P8, after receiving his penalty, will start at P11 in the Canadian GP. Sainz was seemingly left furious with the verdict and said he too got impeded several times but didn’t complain. Not only this, but Sainz also reacted indirectly to what Gasly said on the radio. In an interview with Sky Sports, he said, “Some incidents are under investigation, others are not. It depends on how much you shout on the radio and how much you complain. So, let’s see.”
Talking about how there was no way the Madrid-born could get out of Gasly’s way, he said, “I was stopped, and I had to let other cars go. And I couldn’t get out of the way. I did my best to get out of the way, and I tried to go.” Notably, it will be for the first time in 2023, Sainz will start out of the top five.