“We’ve now decided he’s moving to Italy”– Red Bull has changed Yuki Tsunoda’s residence to build his confidence and disciplinary reasons.
With his recent debacles, Yuki Tsunoda has compelled Red Bull to change his residence to Italy, where he will be nearer to Alpha Tauri’s team principal Franz Tost.
The Japanese International was hyped for his F2 success but now struggled in the last few races. Helmut Marko intends to rebuild his confidence and at that same time also work on his discipline.
“Trying to overtake Hamilton on the wet track at Imola is a daring manoeuvre, and of course it went wrong – that was the spin that knocked him out of the points,” Marko said in an interview with Motorsport.com’s sister publication Formel1.de.
“We’ve now decided he’s moving to Italy, where he’s under the personal watchful eye of Franz Tost. The young man now has to concentrate and will learn that Formula 1 is the toughest sport in motor racing. Accordingly, the work and approach must also be as professional.”
Franz Tost to supervise
Marko has revealed that Tost would be Tsunoda’s in charge for the foreseeable future and would be supervising his stay in Italy. Moreover, the Austrian has also disclosed that Tsunoda’s self-confidence has gone down in the last couple of races.
“Yes, the development has certainly not been positive. But with the mistakes that have happened, it’s clear that self-confidence has also suffered.
“That’s why the move from England to Italy. The potential is still there. But we now have to put it on the right track,” he concluded. Tsunoda made an impactful debut in F1 by earning his first career point during the Bahrain GP.
But after it, he has failed to replicate a similar performance and is miles away from his teammate Pierre Gasly, who challenged Lewis Hamilton in Monaco last week.