Yuki Tsunoda showed us the management and driving lessons he learned a few laps after the Bahraini Spaniard who passed the race
Yuki Tsunoda (野田由纪), F1 driver AlphaTauri made his debut, after the end of the race, he already expressed his “excitement” about the overtaking. Fernando Alonso At the Bahrain Grand Prix, one of his idols. Now he reveals what happened in the lap of chasing the Asturian, and how he learned from driving how to improve his car behavior.
“My father is a loyal supporter of Fernando, Especially his riding style. My father likes the way he drives. I think he first saw him in Suzuka. He said he was the best driver on the grid”, Status in “Sky Sports F1”. In fact, as the Japanese who made his F1 debut, he has already made history in his own way.
“Of course, I am targeting Fernando (Fernando), I drove a few laps with him and learned from him how he manages the tires and how to drive in every corner. After surpassing him, I tried to replicate my driving style. In a few corners, my car was better”, Tsunoda carefully studied the master class that Fernando had received after his Alpine campaign.
Tsunoda knew that AlphaTauri AT02 was much stronger than Alonso’s car, and hoped that he would not experience this type of battle again, which would be a bad sign. “I hope I don’t have to get close to him next time because I want to leave later, even though Fernando’s car is in a different situation! What I learned from him is important for the future”, The 20-year-old driver is still a Japanese F4 driver in 2018.