Yuki Tsunoda had a difficult time at the Spanish Grand Prix as he failed to make it out of Q1. He was so irritated that he cursed, “I can’t f***ing believe this car” as he made his way back to the pits.
After the incident, he was questioned by the media if he had the same car as teammate Pierre Gasly who had managed to make it to Q2.
“It’s always different feedback compared to my teammate, even when we try the opposite,” Tsunoda said.
“I have a little bit question mark [if it] is the same car – of course it’s the same car, but just the character of the car is just too different.
“Maybe, of course, it’s a different driving style. But yeah, I don’t know, I don’t understand what happened, why I’m struggling this much.”
Despite these comments, Tsunoda was apologising a few hours later.
“I wanted to apologise for my comments,” he wrote on Twitter. “I didn’t mean to criticise the team who have done a great job all weekend.
“I was just frustrated with my performance. Full send tomorrow.”
“I couldn’t put together my run today,” he added. “I feel that we still need to deepen our understanding of cars.
“I would like to proceed with data analysis with the team and seek a better setting. I will do my best tomorrow!”
Tsunoda will start race on Sunday from the 16th place on the grid while Gasly will start P12.
This not the first time that the Japanese has had an outburst on the grid. But when it comes to being critical of his team, former F1 World Champion Jenson Button thinks that he should put a cap on his anger.
“I think he has to control his anger a little bit,” said Button.
“Teams don’t like it when you talk out like that. He needs to control that if he wants to stay in this sport.
“Especially with Franz, you can’t speak about the car or team like that. He’s got to get back, see what his team-mate is doing differently and discuss it with the team, not in public.”
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