Tsunoda needs to ‘get his emotions under management’

(Motorsport-Total.com) – AlphaTauri Formula 1 group principal Franz Tost believes Yuki Tsunoda is “doing very well” however after a collection of cautions and penalties, he needs to hold his emotions in examine. Tsunoda turned the primary Formula 1 driver to obtain 5 cautions in a season when he was penalized for quickly eradicating his seatbelt on the Dutch Grand Prix.

AlphaTauri group boss Franz Tost on the FIA ​​press convention

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That led to a ten-place backlog on the beginning grid for Monza, the place Tsunoda was penalized an extra three locations for ignoring yellow flags in Friday’s observe session.

Although AlfaTauri has fitted the automotive with a brand new energy unit and it has to begin from the rear anyway, the drop is senseless, however Tsunoda now has eight penalty factors, 4 away from a ban from the race.

Toast Tsunoda: “Works advantageous within the automotive, however…”

Asked about Tsunoda’s progress and any issues following his current penalties, Tost praised the Japanese’s efficiency however admitted he needs to be higher at dealing with incidents.

“His efficiency is getting higher and higher – take a look at qualifying at Zandvoort, take a look at FT1 at Monza. He’s doing very well within the automotive,” stated Tost. “He simply needs to get his emotions under management and be disciplined as a result of it is not sensible to ignore a yellow flag in FT2.”

“I perceive it is troublesome in qualifying, possibly generally within the race, however in free observe you’ve got to take the yellow flags and do the fitting factor, that’s, decelerate.”

Tsunoda with out Formula 1 factors since Spain

Three of Tsunoda’s 5 bookings had been at no cost observe incidents when he interfered with the quick laps of Charles Leclerc in Bahrain, Sebastian Vettel of Australia and Kevin Magnussen in Monaco. He was additionally cautioned for driving unnecessarily slowly throughout qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.

Feeling uncontrolled, Tsunoda famous that Formula 1’s new race administrators had been nonetheless within the technique of discovering an acceptable customary that may forestall different automobiles, however was completely satisfied that his remarks could possibly be reinstated.

Tsunoda hasn’t scored some extent because the Spanish Grand Prix in mid-May, however sadly missed out on the highest 10 at Zandvoort, the place he was in Q3 and preventing for factors earlier than a differential downside pressured him to retire.


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AlphaTauri has but to verify its full driver lineup for subsequent 12 months, with Tsunoda just lately saying its future relies on “issues occurring behind the scenes.” Team principal Tost Zandvoort stated he expects Tsunoda to stay a part of the group subsequent 12 months, though a second-place transfer is a risk.

Given Alpine’s curiosity in Pierre Gasly for 2023, Red Bull Motorsport advisor Helmut Marko just lately met with Nick de Vries to focus on the Dutchman’s potential AlfaTauri driver ought to Gasly go away the group.

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