Gasly laments lack of battery power after being dumped out in Q1
Pierre Gasly lamented a mistake in setting up his AlphaTauri which left him without any battery power for the final 300 metres of his qualifying lap at Mugello.
The Frenchman, who won last time out at Monza, was brought back down to earth with a bump as he failed to progress into Q2 at the Tuscan Grand Prix by just 0.056 seconds, and for the first time since last year's race in Belgium.
Despite showing stellar pace all weekend, notably finishing fifth in final practice, Gasly was left to rue a lack of energy along the kilometre-long pit straight.
"In free practice, we were really good," said Gasly. "We had a good car and honestly, everything was really good but for qualifying, we made a few changes that didn't really go in the right direction.
"We just pushed the engine more and on my two laps I ran out of energy 300 metres before the line and that cost us over a tenth and when you see the margins, we were only half-a-tenth from Q2.
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