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F1 | Singapore GP | Gasly laments AlphaTauri's decision to go to dries too early: "There was no communication and no dialogue"

Scuderia AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly talks about the disappointment in today's race from early pitstops which snowballed to missed podiums in which could've increased the points for the Constructors and how to better prepare himself for next week's Japanese Grand Prix

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F1 | Singapore GP | Gasly laments AlphaTauri's decision to go to dries too early: "There was no communication and no dialogue"
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Today was not a good day for Scuderia AlphaTauri.

The team failed to capitalise on the potential to gain solid points with both cars, despite all of the hard effort put in throughout the whole weekend. Despite Gasly's P10, they now sit P9 in the Constructors' Championship. 

This was due to the team's commitment to transition to dry tyres too soon. Gasly had been running in a very solid P7 throughout most of the first stint, and didn't seem to be under threat.

The bad call on when to pit saw Gasly lose out to Ricciardo and the two Aston Martin cars. A potential P5 was lost and he was unhappy following the race when talking to media.

"I mean if you don't do a good job and then no reward - I think it's fair," he stated. "It's as simple as that. 

"We were 7th ahead of the two Aston Martins and track position. We had everything in our hands and we threw it away because we decided to box too early.

"There was no communication and no dialogue, which I don't fully understand why, and we took a gamble in a moment where we didn't need to.

"We boxed, everybody stayed out on track and we got overcut by four cars. 

"Obviously very disappointed for all the team and all of us because we're dropping to 9th place in the teams' championship.

"Daniel was far behind [but] stayed out on track - as we should've done - and finished P5, so it's nine points that we lost and those are nine important points. So I'm just sad and not happy with our performance."

On the communication problems, Gasly would have stayed out if it was his call as the track was still a little bit too slippery at the time of him pitting. 

"It was too early. I mean I don't understand why we did it. I haven't spoken with them. Obviously it's something we will review. They have reasons to do it but at least we should've communicated, and that wasn't the case.

"I mean in the position we were in... ahead of our two main rivals, you have track position in Singapore in drying conditions. The warm-up is going to be tricky. 

"I don't see the point of risking it like that. [We] gave our position away."

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