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‘He should be banned!’ – Pierre Gasly punches helmet after ‘ridiculous’ blocking from Carlos Sainz


Jun 17, 2023
'He should be banned!' - Pierre Gasly punches helmet after 'ridiculous' blocking from Carlos Sainz

Pierre Gasly was seen furiously punching his own helmet after failing to make it out of Q1 at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Frenchman directed his ire and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, who appeared to block him at the final corner.


Gasly was flying to the final chicane when Sainz bloked his pathCredit: Sky F1
The two were close to crashing


The two were close to crashingCredit: Sky F1
Gasly punched his helmet in frustration


Gasly punched his helmet in frustrationCredit: Sky F1

Venting on team radio after the incident, Gasly said: “Should be banned for such a thing! I’m coming at 300 [kmph] like what the f*** do they think?!”

His Alpine team principal, Otmar Szafnauer, then told Sky F1: “It’s ridiculous in a word. Just terrible.

“Pierre would have been P6, and now he is out in Q1, had he just had a normal third sector.

“Looking now most are on inters. If it doesn’t start raining it will crossover in this [Q2] qualifying session.”

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It was then announced that the race stewards noted the incident for ‘impeding’ which is likely to bring much comfort to Gasly who will start a provisional 17th for Sunday’s race.

He was later seen furiously walking down the pitlane with his helmet on.

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