“He should really learn to show some discipline”– Helmut Marko is angry with Alpha Tauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda for hitting the wall.
Yuki Tsunoda was one of the drivers to hit the wall at Monaco on Friday, and it apparently angered Red Bull chief Helmut Marko who doesn’t find the Japanese sensation disciplined.
Marko claimed that his team instructed Tsunoda to measure Monaco’s track diligently, yet he went on the barge the car into the wall during the Free practice 2.
“We told him a thousand times, it’s all about one thing in Monaco: making metres, making metres, making metres, he should really learn to show some discipline,” Marko told members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.
This is not the first time when Marko has shown his displeasure with Tsunoda, even during Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, he was angry at the 21-year-old driver.
I lost the grip
Tsunoda, not happy with himself, was quick to point out his fault during the FP2, and according to him, the crash was not the worst thing to happen during that session.
“So I think I didn’t push too much hard in the entry; I think just lost the grip in the end,” Tsunoda explained. “A lot of degradation there, I think, and a couple of gusts of wind (and) I lost the rear between Turns 15 and 16 completely, and I just had to finish the session.
“I had two [sets of] softs for Saturday so I think it’s not the worst-case or the end of the world. Just, I have to prepare more for Saturday and try to put it all together.”
With his teammate Pierre Gasly performing so strongly, Tsunoda will have to improve his performances if he wants to remain with the notoriously competitive Red Bull program.”
Tsunoda was not the only rookie to hit the wall at Monaco; Haas’ Mick Schumacher was also a guilty party. Due to him, red flags had to be raised, which eventually concluded the session with a few minutes remaining.