AlphaTauri have ‘seventh or eighth-fastest car’ so far · RaceFans

In the round-up: Pierre Gasly believes AlphaTauri are among the bottom half of the field based on their performances over the first half of the season.

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AlphaTauri have ‘seventh or eighth-fastest car’

Pierre Gasly says AlphaTauri currently have the “seventh, eighth-fastest car” heading into the fifth round of 2022.

The team is currently sit seventh in the constructors’ championship, with Yuki Tsunoda 12th in the drivers’ championship, one place and four points ahead of team mate Gasly.

Gasly says AlphaTauri are currently towards the back end of the midfield in terms of performance.

“We’re not where we’d like to be, that’s what we know,” he said. “But it’s also the challenge with these new regulations that it’s tough.

“There’s still a lot of things to discover about the cars. We’re still learning every single weekend. I’m confident we’re not where we are, but we have processes to improve the car and try to get back to where we should be.

“I think at the moment we’re on the seventh or eighth fastest car. Hopefully depending on tracks this can vary and hopefully we can make it back to fourth or fifth fastest car pretty soon.”

Stefan Wilson becomes 33rd Indy 500 entrant

DragonSpeed ​​and Cusick Motorsports will combine forces to enter a 33rd car in this month’s Indy 500, driven by Stefan Wilson.

It is the second year in a row that Cusick will run Wilson – younger brother of the late Justin Wilson – in the marquee IndyCar event. Wilson has raced in the Indy 500 on three previous occasions, with a single finish in 2018, where he placed 15th.

“The journey to the 2022 Indianapolis 500 has been a rollercoaster ride for Cusick Motorsports, our partners and myself,” said Wilson. “A few short weeks ago it didn’t look like this was going to happen for us, but I’m so relieved all of the pieces came together to get another shot at this race.”

New footage marks 40th anniversary of Villenuve’s death

Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve
Gilles, Joann, Melanie and Jacques Villeneuve

The 40th anniversary of the death of Gilles Villeneuve this weekend has been marked with the release of footage of an interview with widow Joann.

The interview forms part of an upcoming documentary ‘Villeneuve Pironi’, exploring the breakdown in the relationship between Ferrari drivers Villeneuve and Didier Pironi in 1982. Former F1 driver Mark Webber is a producer on the film.

“He was just this really down to Earth guy coming from this little town in Canada,” says Joann Villeneuve.

“His way of driving, his personality, the way he had learned to speak Italian – all that made him likeable. He was just a true racer at heart.”

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