“Even me I don’t know why I get to heat up” – AlphaTauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda had had several anger burst-ups on team radio, something which he is learning to control.
Yuki Tsunoda has not had the best of starts to his F1 career and finds himself P14 in the overall standings. But more than this poor performance, especially in qualifying, it is his weak temperament that is the talk of the paddock.
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The Honda-backed driver’s radio burst-ups might just remind you of a young Max Verstappen, who has gone on to become a star of the sport. It is still early days for Tsunoda, but he has admitted his shortcomings and has promised to calm himself down.
“Even me I don’t know why I get to heat up,” Tsunoda said.
“I really like to do lap by myself maybe, naturally, like I don’t want to have something disturb my push lap. Especially if I [am] having quite good lap.
“I think most of the drivers have same feeling, but just… yeah it’s I think controlling myself is now main topic for me, 100%.”
“In Barcelona I was like fully out of control. I don’t have to, but just I pressed the radio – I don’t know why – but just shouted at them,” he said. So, this is definitely now my weak point.
“I think radio communication is the most important thing for Formula 1, especially. So [there] is just no point to shout on the radio. If you want to have something, advice from them, you just have to be really calm and tell what the issue is.
“But if you just shout, they can’t do anything, you know. So, I think radio is my main topic for now.”