Tsunoda needs to ‘get his emotions under management’

(Motorsport-Total.com) – AlphaTauri Formula 1 workforce 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 grew to become the primary Formula 1 driver to obtain 5 cautions in a season when he was penalized for briefly eradicating his seatbelt on the Dutch Grand Prix.

AlphaTauri workforce 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 additional three locations for ignoring yellow flags in Friday’s apply 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 mindless, however Tsunoda now has eight penalty factors, 4 away from a ban from the race.

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

Asked about Tsunoda’s progress and any considerations 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 isn’t good to ignore a yellow flag in FT2.”

“I perceive it is troublesome in qualifying, possibly typically within the race, however in free apply you’ve gotten to take the yellow flags and do the precise factor, that’s, decelerate.”

Tsunoda with out Formula 1 factors since Spain

Three of Tsunoda’s 5 bookings had been at no cost apply 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 applicable normal that will stop different automobiles, however was completely happy that his remarks might 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 combating for factors earlier than a differential downside compelled him to retire.


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AlphaTauri has but to affirm its full driver lineup for subsequent yr, with Tsunoda lately saying its future depends upon “issues occurring behind the scenes.” Team principal Tost Zandvoort stated he expects Tsunoda to stay a part of the workforce subsequent yr, though a second-place transfer is a risk.

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

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