Pierre Gasly blames Fernando Alonso for Miami crash

Pierre Gasly blames Fernando Alonso for Miami crash

Pierre Gasly blames Fernando Alonso for his misfortunes following their incident at Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix.

The AlphaTauri driver was in point-winning contention when the crash occurred, and he was unable to continue the race. It also caused another incident as Gasly was limping out to the pits when he collided with Lando Norris, spinning him out and bringing out the late safety car.

Alonso finished the race in 11th place and hence did not receive any points. Gasly expressed his displeasure with being pulled from the race and with Alonso wrecking his car.

“Fernando just divebombed into me, crashed into me and broke the rear-right corner,” Gasly said in an interview with GP Fans.

“After that, we tried to do one more lap to see if we could continue and the car was too damaged, I could not even stay on track or turn left anymore.”

“On our last lap, on the way back to the pits, I was going slow after turn seven and all the cars passed, I was trying to turn right to give room and Norris came and clipped my front-left tyre.”

Gasly also revealed that  Alonso apologised after the race, but it was too late for the star, who currently ranks 13th in the driver championship standings.

“We spoke, he came to apologise but unfortunately it is not going to give us back the points,” he said.

“It is a big shame… I am extremely disappointed because it was a great afternoon, we had a brilliant start passing Lewis [Hamilton] into turn one, running in P7 after that.”

“We would have had a good battle with Fernando but he just took it a step too far and unfortunately it has ruined our race.”

Gasly’s next chance to earn points will be at the Spanish Grand Prix on May 22 just over a week away.

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