Yuki Tsunoda got a laugh in the press conference today at Monza by saying he was surprised to keep his place at AlphaTauri in Formula 1 for the 2022 season “because I continue to crash! “.
The rookie has three accidents to his credit in qualifying, in Imola, Baku and Paul Ricard. Without forgetting his outings in the barriers in Hungary or Monaco during the Free.
This Tuesday, however, AlphaTauri has renewed well, unsurprisingly for us but not for the Japanese, his current duo.
“First of all, thank you to the team and I’m really excited for this opportunity. This year I’m learning as much as possible. And we’ll have fun in 2022.”
And it was when asked why he was surprised by the renewal that Tsunoda replied, “Because I keep crashing!”
“And I made the team spend a lot of money so it’s not a good way to keep his place. I think especially of Hungary, I typed at the start of the Free 1 and I almost ruined two work sessions. “
“I need to be more consistent in my riding and also more discipline in sessions. It has made me regress in performance a bit. That’s why I’m surprised to continue.”
“My goal is clear for next year, but I’m still focusing on this year. Next year, I need to be more consistent, perform well and score points.”