Pierre Gasly’s first proper outing in the new AlphaTauri AT01 didn’t go quite to plan on the morning of Day 2 of 2020 pre-season testing, with the Frenchman spinning his heavily aero raked car at Turn 9 of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya within minutes of the session start.

    Twelve months ago, Gasly suffered a huge crash at the same corner while driving for Red Bull, skipping across the gravel before burying the car in the wall.

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    There were no such dramas this time, however, with Gasly spinning the car at slow speed as he tried to get some heat into his Pirellis around a chilly Barcelona track, before getting back onto the circuit and retreating to the pits for checks.

    Gasly will now be looking to build on a positive Day 1 for the newly-minted AlphaTauri – the F1 team formerly known as Toro Rosso – after Daniil Kvyat finished fifth on the timesheets on Wednesday.

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