Pierre Gasly says he will seek clarification as to why Lance Stroll avoided a penalty for allegedly overtaking him off-track at the British Grand Prix.

At the high-speed Stowe corner, Stroll appeared to run beyond the white lines and rejoined the track ahead of Gasly.

The stewards investigated the incident, but opted not to issue a penalty to the Aston Martin driver.

Gasly admits he’s confused over the inaction as track limits were strictly enforced at the Austrian Grand Prix the week prior to Silverstone’s race.

When asked if he will talk to the FIA, Gasly said: “Yeah,” he said. “It’s got to be crystal clear, we’re racing at 350 km/h, at the moment.

“Last week we got penalized for stuff where we feel like we’re not getting the warning properly. 

“This situation for me, as soon as I saw him going off the race track, I was like he’ll give me the position back, and I spent three laps behind him losing time, in his gearbox where I should not be there. 

“So yeah. Just asking for consistency. If that’s allowed, fine. But it’s got to be allowed for everyone.”

It wasn’t the only controversial incident that took place between the duo however – they resumed battle soon after and came together at the final corner.

The clash damaged Gasly’s rear suspension and forced him to retire from the race.

The Frenchman joined team-mate Esteban Ocon on the sidelines, resulting in a non-score for Alpine.

Its rivals McLaren enjoyed a highly competitive day, scoring second and fourth with Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri respectively.

The result allowed McLaren to leap ahead of Alpine for fifth in the standings – however, Gasly is confident that Alpine can recover its form.

“Hopefully in a couple of races time, the picture will again look very different,” he said. 

“We’ve got upgrades, and I don’t think it’s the right thing looking at what others have done, we just need to make steps. There is no secret – [we have] got to improve our package. 

“That’s what we’ll all be working on. We’ve already got stuff coming in a couple of weeks, so hopefully it will make a difference.”

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