The McLaren after having hit the Q3 in the race has literally sunk, unlike the Red Bull, which immediately brought back Sergio Perez and the Renault, but managed to fight with the opponents with whom he played prestigious positions in the constructors' standings. The Renault, fifth, in fact has nine points of advantage over the Racing Point-Toro Rosso pair flanked at 64 with the 73 of the French team. A year ago the Faenza team finished in ninth place in the constructors' standings, this year the seventh place is already in the safe, but to dream of something more is legitimate. Gasly finished in ninth place, countering Alexander Albon's overpowering return for at least another weekend. Daniil Kvyat had in hand the tenth place in front of the pit mate (weakened by a virus), but in the final he exaggerated going to the attack of Nico Hulkenberg, a contact for which he was punished with ten seconds of penalties that ousted him from the points area. Their statements are as follows.
Pierre Gasly: "It wasn't easy at all, but I did my best and I am happy to have scored two points. Overall, the good thing was having a competitive car for the whole weekend. Starting the race with the Option tires was obviously not ideal. However, we have tried to bring out the best. In the end, we managed to make them work and it was important for our battle for the championship. "
Daniil Kvyat: "Starting with that tire mix, we knew it would be tough, but we still had great hopes of being able to score points. Given the circumstances, I think the race went well and, although it may seem like a paradox, we compromised the race with good qualifying yesterday. I am rather annoyed by the penalty imposed on me, as a pilot I cannot agree, especially if we are first told that we are allowed to fight. Nico defended the position and I was in the attack: these things happen, especially at the last corner of the last lap. Despite this, I feel fit after this weekend and I can't wait to get back on track next week in Austin. "