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Anyone know what happened to Gasly? Meteoric rise through the ranks as
noted by KC after the start but then at one point he dropped down all
the way to the back without any explanation that I saw in the coverage
or from the commentators.
He was up to 7th on lap 6 after starting 17th, a gain of 10 places.
After that he started losing places, dropping to 8th on L7, 10th on
L8, 12th on 9, 13th on 10, and then pitted on L12, rejoining in
Pierre Gasly: "I had a really good start to the race, from 17th I
managed to get into the top 10 after the first lap, but after that it
was really tough to hold my position! I couldn't do much to keep the
cars behind on the straights and I was overtaken by quite a few. It was
so difficult! After the final restart, I had an incident with Magnussen
where he put me in the wall, breaking half of my floor, my mirror, and
bending my steering. It was quite a frustrating race because with all of
the retirements and without the collision I could have been in the points."