Tests in F1: Tuesday's accident surprised Gasly from Red Bull – F1


Pierre Gasly, the newcomer to the Red Bull Formula 1, said he was "surprised" in his accident during the second day of pre-season testing in Barcelona.

Gasly makes his debut at the wheel of the new RB15 equipped Honda Red Bull after Max Verstappen drove it during a shakedown on the day of filming. the afternoon session is gone.

The car lost control as it crossed the corner and the Frenchman sped the first-first-first into the tire wall.

Gasly admitted that the accident was caused by a driver error when asked to explain it.

"Basically, you push the car to the maximum and you play with the limits," he said.

"I accelerated and lost the back, and that's it.

"It took me a little by surprise and [there’s] not much to do once it's done. We still have six days of testing and a lot of things to test. "

Gasly insisted that his first day in Rb15 was "very positive" despite the crash.

He finished the day with 92 laps and a best time of 1m19.814 on the C3 tire.

It was the seventh fastest time of the day and four tenths less than what Verstappen managed on Monday.

"I was really excited to be back at the wheel," added Gasly. "We did positive tests during the day.

"I felt very comfortable in the car.We think there is a very good potential.

"We need to better understand our package but the first returns are good."

Gasly, who was driving a Honda-powered Toro Rosso car last year, praised the reliability demonstrated by the Japanese automaker's power units over the first two days of the test.

"Up until now, it's been really good," he said.

"Also watching Toro Rosso, they managed to do a lot of tricks [209 over two days] We must therefore use all comments.

"But until now, we are really satisfied with the work that they have [Honda] have done. [There are] Still more tests to do over the next six days, but really happy so far. "

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