SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium — Pierre Gasly stated visibility was so unhealthy at first of Saturday’s Belgian Grand Prix dash race that he now not felt protected.
After a delay of half-hour, Saturday’s dash race, which was scheduled for 14 laps, received underway behind the protection automobile earlier than being inexperienced lit for racing on the finish of lap 5.
The concept behind delaying the beginning was to permit the 20 vehicles to clear water from the circuit as they circulated behind the protection automobile, however when racing received underway Gasly, who began sixth for Alpine, stated he nonetheless felt as if the situations weren’t protected.
“I couldn’t see a factor,” he stated. “If Oscar [Piastri] or Max [Verstappen] was in the midst of the straight, I might’ve been straight inside him.
“I simply could not even see 10, 20 metres forward of me. Even once we had been all warming up the tyres and stuff, you might be simply hoping for the very best. I did not really feel protected.”
Initially of July, Dutch teenager Dilano van ‘t Hoff died in a multi-car collision in moist situations throughout a System Regional European Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps.
The accident shone a highlight on security on the circuit, with Grand Prix Drivers’ Affiliation director George Russell calling on the FIA on Thursday to err on the aspect of warning if situations are moist