The Japanese was far from pleased with Perez’s decision during the qualification round
Ahead of the ongoing season of F1, Yuki Tsunoda was touted as one of the most exciting prospects to keep an eye out for. After setting the second-fastest time in the pre-season test, the Japanese driver made a sterling start to his F1 journey during the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Yuki Tsunoda Infuriated With Perez
That performance made Yuki Tsunoda’s Imola GP qualifying round a much awaited one. However, the Japanese starlet endured a horrendous time on the circuit with his demise being largely down to him being blocked by Sergio Perez.
And Yuki was clearly not pleased with Perez’s decision making as the Japanese bellowed into the team radio, “He doesn’t even look? F*****g C***!”.
I love my tiny swearing race car driver so muchhttps://t.co/jeQ2QFhhsG
— Orders Chicken Tenders on Below Deck Yacht🌴 (@frogbaby236) April 17, 2021
Yuki had ultimately finished P11 with him set for further sanctions owing to the penalties to be incurred by Honda.
Red Bull’s head of driver development Helmut Marko had previously talked about Yuki and revealed what the team’s plan were for the Japanese. “We have an incredible rough diamond in Yuki Tsunoda. We’re not going to burn him. We will look at the development and then make our decisions in a timely manner,” Marko said.
“We’ve had the first of 23 races, so let’s see how things develop.”
“The race speed is on the same level as Verstappen. When he was in free air, he set the same times, so so far, so good. Unfortunately, it wasn’t like that in qualifying. We are convinced that he will get much closer to Max in qualifying as well,” Marko had added when talking about Perez.
Meanwhile, Tsunoda had previously talked about his AlphaTauri debut and had opened up on the reason for his shirt number.
“My number, when I was racing in karting, was 11, but in F1 that’s already taken by Sergio Perez. So, I doubled it to become 22, which I also like because it was the number of Jenson Button – a driver I respect a lot – when he won the Formula 1 world championship in 2009. It’s also a number used by Japanese driver Takuma Sato.”