Tomorrow, Yuki Tsunoda will drive the AlphaTauri for the first time for tests in Imola. The team’s press office released a video of the Japanese rider’s visit to Faenza in mid-October when he went through a seat fit.
Ahead of his first Formula 1 outing tomorrow, @ yukitsunoda07 visited our factory last month to get fitted for his first F1 seat 👌
Check it out! 👇 pic.twitter.com/0dD6uYajAN
– Scuderia AlphaTauri (@ AlphaTauriF1) November 3, 2020
Yuki Tsunoda: “My name is Yuki Tsunoda, I am 20 years old, I compete in Formula 2 for Carlin. I am a member of the Red Bull youth program. I came to the AlphaTauri base to prepare the seat for Formula 1. “
Franz Toast, Team Leader: “Yuki is looking forward to the first time he gets behind the wheel of Formula 1, because this is a special moment for every driver. I’m sure he’ll do a great job. “
Yuki Tsunoda: “I got into a Formula 1 monocoque for the first time. Two years ago I couldn’t even imagine that! I will try to make the perfect seat and prepare for the tests in Imola.
I don’t think I will have to change my driving style – I need to attack from the first lap and enjoy the tests. The hardest part is getting comfortable with the steering wheel. “
Mattia Spini, Race Engineer: “At first, the steering wheel always scares the riders. But I can see that Yuki is determined to be successful. This is a plus. “