Gasly trying to resolve looming race ban

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - JUNE 19: Pierre Gasly of France and Scuderia AlphaTauri waves to the crowd on the drivers parade ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 19, 2022 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202206191248 // Usage for editorial use only //

Pierre Gasly has been penalized a few times this season and now has 10 points against his Super License. If he gets another two-point penalty, he will face a race ban at the following event from which the penalty is given.

Reading an article over at Motorsport, it looks like Pierre is trying to work with the FIA on some sort of resolution.

“But there has been a lot of discussion with the FIA trying to find a solution because personally I want to do all the races.
“I want to finish the season in the best way I can with AlphaTauri.”

It seems like he’s also worried about the balance of the season and next year as well.

“I want to do all the races in 2023 and get the maximum chances to perform for Alpine.
“There is a lot at stake because no one knows what’s going to happen in ’23.
“I could end up with an amazing car fighting for the championship, for example.

“I can’t take the risk of being banned for a race and lose all my hopes for the championship. It’s a very tricky situation.”

Now, I am sure the FIA wouldn’t go for this but if I were him, knowing I am changing teams next year, I would ask the FIA if I could skip the final race of the season as a peremptory ban and clean his points for a clean start in 2023. I doubt Alpha Tauri would go for that either.

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