RaceFans Round-up: Tsunoda says his Imola mistakes were “really not acceptable”


Within the round-up: AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda pans his efficiency in final weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, saying his mistake-filled weekend was unnaceptable.

In short

Tsunoda pans personal efficiency

AlphaTauri had the tempo within the dry to get a robust outcome at Imola, and within the moist the group additionally seemed aggressive on the intermediate tyre. However their driver Yuki Tsunoda certified final and completed a distant twelfth, exterior of the factors and with a five-second penalty too for observe limits violations.

Tsunoda ripped the rear of his automotive in Q1 earlier than he had set a recorded lap time, then on a moist observe within the grand prix he made robust progress early on to climb from twentieth to thirteenth place however then went off observe a couple of occasions, usually not sufficient to noticeably gradual him down and in consequence draw the eye of the stewards.

“Doing errors two days in a row. For me? Not acceptable. Actually not acceptable,” mentioned Tsunoda. “I simply be taught from it this time, however simply enhance subsequent time.”

His group mate Pierre Gasly certified fifth and completed seventh regardless of beginning the race on the flawed tyre compound and plummeting down the order throughout his first stint, and each his and Tsunoda’s tempo made the latter’s errors much more irritating.

“For me, Q1, fully my errors,” Tsunoda mentioned. “Even in Q1, like after I see automotive efficiency total this week, I don’t must push like that a lot. I don’t know why, I simply pushed an excessive amount of regardless that I don’t must.”

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

Method E reveals new observe layouts

The configuration of the Monaco and Valencia Ricardo Tormo circuits that can be used for Method E’s subsequent three rounds have been revealed by the championship, with the full-length model of Monaco getting used for the primary time.

Valencia would be the second everlasting racing venue to characteristic in an FE calendar after Mexico Metropolis, and the Spanish circuit will use a 3.37 kilometre structure that after the flip eight left-hander (the place Assault Mode can be positioned) cuts proper quite than comply with the circuit’s grand prix loop. That detour joins into the lengthy steady radius flip 13 left-hander that goes to the ultimate nook named after the late Adrian Campos. The primary straight is then interrupted by a chicane that includes the pit lane entry. It’s a unique structure to the one used for pre-season testing, and can be raced on for the primary time this Saturday.

Monaco has held an EPrix 3 times earlier than on a shortened observe that at Sainte Commit turns sharply proper downhill to the Nouvelle chicane, which as a hairpin for FE led again onto the standard circuit. Now it will get to include well-known corners resembling Mirabeau and the Grand Lodge hairpin in addition to after all the tunnel into its races. To keep away from comparisons with F1’s lap occasions on the circuit it is going to run with small modifications although, resembling a quicker model of Sainte Commit, much like the nook’s unique incarnation. FE visits the town on Could eighth, two weeks earlier than F1’s race.

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