Pierre Gasly was surprised how he ended up in the points in F1 Belgian GP despite starting from the pitlane after late dramas.

While his AlphaTauri teammate Yuki Tsunoda was already destined to start from the pitlane, Gasly had late trouble and was forced to a pitlane start in F1 Belgian GP. It was a clean getaway for both the drivers as they gradually gained places.

Gasly was certainly quicker of the two and his strategy helped him to get ahead of Williams’ Alexander Albon, who held off a huge gaggle of cars behind. That helped the Frenchman to a secured ninth and a return to points amid pace deficit.

Not just everyone else but even Gasly was surprised to find himself in points. “I must say I’m extremely pleased with the race we executed,” said Gasly to TV media. “Obviously I was fuming at the start of the race because we were lining up in P8 and, I’m not too sure exactly what happened, but we had an electrical problem and the car would not switch on.

“So we had to push the car back to the garage and at that time they told me we may not take part in the race, and then like 90 seconds before the race start the car became alive again. Not too sure exactly what happened but starting from the pit lane, I tried to stay focused, tried to stay composed and calm inside the car to the best I could with the tyres, and even surprised we made it back to the top 10, especially after the last couple of races,” summed up Gasly, who scored after five races without one.

Here’s how Alexander Albon held off gaggle of cars