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Gasly “Hopeful” Toro Rosso Can Close Gap On Top 10 Overnight

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Pierre Gasly - Brazilian Grand Prix - F1
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Pierre Gasly believes Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda have “a chance” this weekend at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace after a decent showing in Friday practice ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Frenchman was fifteenth quickest in Free Practice 1 but improved by six tenths of a second in the second session as he finished twelfth fastest.

This is Gasly’s second trip to Brazil after racing here last year and was pleased with how Friday went but feels work is needed overnight to improve the balance of his Toro Rosso.

“I like coming to this circuit and it was great to drive here again for the second time.

“It was a productive day of testing and we made some improvements from FP1 to FP2. Overall, I think we made some effective changes to the setup, but we still need to work overnight to find more balance for tomorrow.”

Gasly feels the target for Saturday is getting everything together in one lap and if he can, he’ll be in the fight to reach the top ten shootout in qualifying.

“I think we are getting closer to the top 10 and hopefully with some good work tonight we can close the gap tomorrow.

“I think we have a chance to do well here but we just need to put everything together, that will be the main target tonight.” 

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