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Gasly rues early exit from qualifying caused by battery drain

Pierre Gasly says his unexpected early exit from qualifying at Mugello was mainly due to a lack of energy deployment caused by pushing his AlphaTauri's engine too hard. Last weekend's Italian Grand Prix winner was confident of securing a spot in Q3 in the Saturday afternoon session based on his car's performance in free practice. But the tightly bunched midfield in Q1 meant that any glitch would prove costly, and Gasly suffered the consequences of poor energy management coupled with set-up issues for his AT01. "Today was frustrating as everything was going so well all weekend," lamented Gasly. "The car was good in free practice, and in quali we pushed the engine a bit more...
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