Pierre Gasly has mentioned the 2022 regulation overhaul has been “optimistic” however admitted he had hoped for extra “selection” within the prime ending orders.
The wave of regulation modifications had been introduced in the beginning of the season with the aim of manufacturing nearer racing and whereas vehicles have been capable of observe behind one another, the highest order has largely remained the identical.
Of the 60 podiums on provide to drivers to date this season, all however considered one of them have gone to both a Pink Bull, Mercedes or Ferrari driver.
Lando Norris’s third-place on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is at present the one exception to that rule.
Gasly, whose finest consequence this season has to date been a fifth place in Baku, mentioned that the regulation modifications had been “optimistic” however hoped the approaching years would deliver extra “selection.”
“I believe total it’s been optimistic,” he mentioned in the course of the drivers’ press convention for the Brazillian Grand Prix. “I believe when it comes to racing, we’ve seen extra overtakes.
“In phrases, driving-wise, it looks like it’s simpler for us to observe on some tracks. So positively on that aspect, I believe they’ve been offering and bettering the game.
“On the opposite aspect, all of the podiums this yr, and solely seeing Lando managed to make it to the rostrum solely as soon as, aside from the highest three.
“Personally, I hoped that we may see a bit extra selection within the ending order, like within the prime ending orders, with possibly extra midfield groups getting the possibility to battle for podiums.
“So hopefully, that is one thing that may enhance over the subsequent couple of years and get the sector nearer collectively, have extra groups combating for podiums.
“You’ll all the time have one or two dominant groups, however a minimum of hopefully with gaps not large enough to not give alternatives for the midfield to be in rivalry for podiums.
“So, I believe that was one of many large targets. Hopefully with the windtunnel time and many others, through the years, it’s going to merge in the direction of an identical efficiency for many of the groups which, as a driver, would be the finest for all of us to present us the possibility to battle on the prime.”
Carlos Sainz, who was sat alongside Gasly, agreed and mentioned that he believed F1 was going within the “proper path.”
“I believe Components 1 obtained it proper in precept,” the Ferrari driver mentioned. “And basically, I believe these new vehicles have allowed us to race nearer, to have the ability to overtake in locations and corners or in circuits the place earlier than it was all the time harder. So I believe the racing is extra thrilling.
“I believe the sector unfold remains to be comparatively large, however as quickly as these laws stabilise I believe we’re all going to converge and the championship is simply going to maintain getting an increasing number of attention-grabbing with the passing of the years and the races. I believe it’s been the precise path.”