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Pierre Gasly enjoyed his best finish of the season in Baku, crossing the line in 5th place and climbing up the drivers' standings. 

Alpha Tauri had both cars in contention for strong points, with Yuki Tsunoda's unfortunate rear wing problem preventing him from a likely P6 finish in the streets of Azerbaijan. 

The Italian team is now comfortably 7th in the constructor's standings, having separated itself from Haas on 15 points. They will now look ahead to the likes of Alfa Romeo and Alpine, who have established themselves as consistent points finishers.


Pierre Gasly has spoken about the importance for Alpha Tauri to avoid any unforced errors in the Canadian GP, as quoted by the chequered flag:

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"I was extremely happy with our Baku weekend – P6 on the grid, P5 in the race. It was a perfect weekend, with great strategy and pit stops, an excellent start and good speed.

I was very happy for the whole team, as we had not enjoyed much luck in recent races...

Although it's another street circuit [canada]like the last two races, it's a much faster layout with quicker corners. On paper, that suggests it might be a bit more complicated for our car, so it means we must make sure we arrive fully prepared and are able to get everything out of the package we have.

Operationally, the team must be on top of its game if we want to get the results the car is capable of delivering, as we saw in Baku."

The Frenchman is correct to caution against complacency this weekend, as the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve could prove a significant challenge for the Mercedes squad. 

This is significant because a struggling Mercedes presents the midfield with more opportunities to score big points, as demonstrated earlier this season. 

With his first taste of big points this year in Baku, Pierre Gasly and Alpha Tauri will look to continue their momentum.