Pierre Gasly is focused on returning to peak fitness for the Singapore Grand Prix after being struck down with illness in Italy.
The AlphaTauri pilot was forced to miss Thursday’s media responsibilities at Monza after falling ill, although he was able to return to the cockpit for the weekend.
Gasly was clearly not 100% for the race but was able to battle with Daniel Ricciardo’s McLaren before taking advantage of the Australian’s disappearance with engine trouble and finishing eighth.
Drivers were given a two-weekend break to prepare for Singapore after the Russian Grand Prix was cancelled.
With the humidity in Singapore mixed with the bumpy, twisty nature of the Marina Bay circuit and the nearly two-hour duration making the event one of the most strenuous on the calendar, Gasly will need layoffs every day. for preparing.
“I’m going to try to rest, get some sleep and get back into physical shape for this race,” Gasly said. “We know these are very extreme conditions.”
Singapore returns to the calendar for the first time since 2019 following an enforced absence from Covid-19 and Gasly is delighted to return to Asian territory.
“It’s a track that I love…I love this place,” he added.
“I’ve missed this place for the past few years and can’t wait to get there.
“I go there with an open mind. We will do our best, we will prepare in the best way and hopefully we can fight for the top 10 again.”