Gasly may miss Super Formula finale for US Grand Prix

Pierre Gasly who made his F1 debut at Malaysia has said he may drive in the US Grand Prix despite it clashing with Japanese Super Formula finale in which he is currently competing.

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The young Frenchman replaced Daniil Kvyat last time and will do so again this weekend in Japan. But despite being just half a point behind SF leader Hiroaki Ishiura and in with a chance of the title, he has said may decide to continue with F1.

“A title is always important,” Gasly said. “After winning GP2, if I can win Super Formula, that would be great.

“After winning GP2, if I can win Super Formula, that would be great.

“But if I can race in Austin that would be even more amazing. We will see.

“If I can finish the year in F1, I will finish the year in F1. It’s my final target, it’s exactly where I want to be – in Formula 1.

“It would be really useful experience. I keep learning in the car and feeling more confident so every lap I can get with the team will be useful for the future.”

Gasly qualified 15ht on his debut for Toro Rosso and finished one place higher. However, he has said he has not begun talks about a full 2018 drive with the team.

Saying: “[We] didn’t talk about it at the moment.

“They know what I think about it. If it was up to me, I would have already signed a contract.

“The only thing I can do is focus on my job and try to do the best I can. Last year was a good season.

“I went to Japan and tried to do my best there. I had a really good opportunity with Toro Rosso last weekend. I’m just trying to do my best.”

 

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