“It’s a gift to move from England to Italy” – AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost has revealed the daily routine of struggling driver Yuki Tsunoda.
For those unaware, Yuki Tsunoda has been shifted to AlphaTauri’s base in Faenza from the United Kingdom. This was necessitated after a sluggish start to his Formula 1 career, and frequent team radio outbursts.
The change in form was there for all to see at Baku, where he finished P7. This is significant considering he had finished a disastrous P16 in Monaco, following which the decision to transfer him to the factory was taken by the Red Bull hierarchy.
A challenging track and weekend so far. The car has good performance and I’m understanding it better so I’m looking forward to the race.
— 角田裕毅/Yuki Tsunoda (@yukitsunoda07) May 22, 2021
Now, speaking to Motorsport.com, Franz Tost has revealed the Honda-backed driver’s daily routine, as well as the rationale for making him move away from England.
“His daily routine is quite easy. He has to be at the gym around 9:00am until around 9:30am/10:00am. Then he will sit with his engineers from 10.30am to 11.30am/noon.
“He then has English lessons at the beginning of the afternoon. After that, he will be with his engineers again and he will be allowed to go to the gym again, where he will train for another two hours. Then he should go to bed. Easy.”
“It’s a gift to move from England to Italy. You have nice weather, fantastic cuisine and the people are nice. In addition, he also has the opportunity to work closely with the team, with his engineers. He still has a lot to learn.
“In the winter months, he already wanted to come to Italy but it was decided he would stay in England. He is now in Italy. He lives there now and he enjoys it. We are also happy to have him close to us because it allows us to better control everything.”