Components One rookie Yuki Tsunoda questioned whether or not AlphaTauri is giving him the identical automobile as teammate Pierre Gasly after a irritating qualifying session Saturday for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Tsunoda was broadcast cursing on his automobile radio after being eradicated from the opening phase of qualifying, saying “I can not imagine this automobile”. He’ll begin Sunday’s race from sixteenth.
Against this, teammate and Italian Grand Prix winner Gasly made it by means of to the second qualifying session and can line up twelfth.
When requested what he thought was going unsuitable, Tsunoda stated: “I do not know. It is all the time totally different suggestions in comparison with my teammate.
“Even each time it is reverse, so I’ve somewhat little bit of a query mark if it is the identical automobile. After all it is the identical automobile, however the character of the automobile is just too totally different. Possibly after all it is simply the driving model, however I do not know what’s occurred and why I am struggling this a lot.”
Tsunoda’s confusion centered across the out-lap from the pits again to the start of his timed lap. The best way a driver manages his out-lap is essential to getting the tyres as much as the required temperature required to maximise a qualifying lap.
Tsunoda felt he did every thing he wanted to execute the lap he wanted, so he was confused why his automobile was missing the tempo to make Q2.
“I wasn’t pushing too arduous on the out-lap, [I was] identical to do regular.
“The tyre temperature is sort of spot-on earlier than the lap. I believe the workforce, we arrange, we arrange the tyre, however I do not know. It is not the place I wish to battle.
“The efficiency on this automobile, it is simple to go to Q2. I actually struggled to even go to Q2.”
Tsunoda got here into his first Components One season with important hype round his aggressive racing model and success in junior classes. He impressed in his debut, the Bahrain Grand Prix, however has struggled within the two races since.