“Too excited” Tsunoda apologises for “silly mistake”

Yuki Tsunoda has apologised for his “foolish mistake” in Q1, admitting that he received “too excited”.

Expletive laden outbursts throughout follow and once more within the opening phases of qualifying had been a transparent signal that Yuki Tsunoda was getting impatient, the Japanese teenager letting rip at Sergio Perez, amongst others, and complaining of the “f****** site visitors paradise” that was Q1.

Having misplaced observe time on Friday morning on account of an influence unit problem, the AlphaTauri driver was seventh quickest within the afternoon and eleventh in FP3, considered one of a number of drivers to constantly fall foul of the observe limits clampdown.

Hopes of constructing on his Bahrain success nonetheless took a dive when the teenager misplaced the rear finish of his automobile after clipping the kerb within the Variante Alta in Q1, spinning backwards into the limitations and inflicting intensive harm, in all probability necessitating a brand new gearbox.

“Simply pushing an excessive amount of on the entry, to be sincere,” he subsequently defined. “Till then the lap felt nice, truly. I believe that doubtlessly it was straightforward to undergo Q1 with one tyre set.

“I used to be too excited,” he admitted. “For me, that was a foolish mistake, so I really feel actually sorry for the group. However you need to reset at the moment, and simply drive the race tomorrow.

“It appeared fairly unhealthy truly, what I noticed on the again,” he stated of the harm to the AT02. “I actually hope the automobile is repaired correctly tomorrow. Simply really feel sorry for the group at the moment.”

As for himself, it’s only his satisfaction that’s broken.

“I haven’t got any ache or something like that,” he stated. “I really feel extra frightened concerning the automobile than me.”

Regardless of the plain limitations to overtaking, the teenager, who will begin from the again of the grid, is aiming to provide an excellent efficiency.

“Tomorrow goes to be possibly totally different situations, rain, to attempt to assist me a bit,” he stated. “So simply actually put it altogether and do not do errors like at the moment.

“I believe it is going to be a little bit of a unique… It may be totally different situations, so I simply should adapt to the situations tomorrow, and push till the top.”

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