“I don’t see any other driver there”– Alpha Tauri boss Franz Tost confirms his team will maintain the same lineup in 2022.
Yuki Tsunoda has been receiving criticism from Helmut Marko for his rookie errors and avoidable crashes this season, but that doesn’t seem to be a good enough reason for him to sack the Japanese sensation.
It’s been a rollercoaster first year in #F1 for Yuki Tsunoda – one that he himself only rates a 5/6 out of 10. @eddstrawF1 takes a look at what he’s found difficult and what he wants to get better at in the second part of the season:
— The Race (@wearetherace) August 12, 2021
Alpha Tauri boss Franz Tost confirms that he will be staying with the team next year and insists that no one will replace the two drivers.
“Yeah, I hope so, because I don’t see any other driver there,” Tost said. “I hope we will also next year be with Pierre and with Yuki because for Yuki, then it will be the second season and he knows now the tracks.”
“Because you must not forget, we will go in the second half of the season where Yuki doesn’t even know the race tracks. In Europe, he raced in Formula 2 and Formula 3 and so on.”
“But we are coming to America, he has never raced there. We are coming to Mexico, where he didn’t race. We will come to Sao Paulo where he didn’t race.”
Yuki is a newcomer and doing a good job.
Unlike Marko, Tost takes a lighter tone while talking about Tsunoda and insists that he is still doing a good job, and all his shortcomings are expected by any newcomer.
“Pierre is doing a fantastic job, and Yuki, once more, is a newcomer and he is doing a good job,” Tost added. “He has to get experience and he has to learn a lot but that is nothing special.”
“That’s logical with young drivers. That’s the risk you take when a rookie comes on board. Both drivers I think are confident enough. I don’t see any reason to change anything during the summer break on our driver line-up. I also don’t see any alternatives.”