Pierre Gasly is confident that the German Grand Prix cannot leave him with worse memories than he already holds from previous efforts at the Hockenheimring.
Gasly will head to Germany next weekend with confidence restored after a solid run to fourth place at Silverstone – matching his best result in F1.
The Frenchman could only manage 14th at Hockenheim last year, but his mind went back to 2016 – his GP2 championship campaign – when he was disqualified for the feature race as his fire extinguisher had emptied mid-race, having impacts as Gasly was driving and after the chequered flag fell.
“I’m excited for the next round in Germany, especially after a strong weekend at Silverstone, and I’m looking forward to carrying this good momentum forward,” Gasly said.
“I was back in the car on Tuesday after the race for the Pirelli tyre test so now I will take a couple of days off, rest a little and then it’s time to train hard and get back in the beast!
“Hockenheim is a track I like and I would have loved to race on the old Hockenheimring which was even more special than the current one.
“Nevertheless it’s still a pretty exciting circuit in terms of racing and last year’s race was quite epic with a lot of things happening.
“I like the stadium part in the last sector the most as it’s so technical and challenging.
“Hockenheim is also the only place in my career where the fire extinguisher has exploded in my face whilst racing, so hopefully this year it will treat us better!”