The Spanish Grand Prix was not easy for AlphaTauri, whose AT03 lacked pace compared to the competition. On the other hand, the weekend was successful for Yuki Tsunoda on a personal level, the Japanese having managed to dominate his teammate Pierre Gasly in qualifying and in the race and take the point from tenth place.
“Our weekend was complicated in Spain, we never managed to get the car to work properly and we had no rhythm,” said Tsunoda.
“In qualifying I think I got the most out of the car but it wasn’t enough. And the race was long, it was so hot and I’m happy to have scored a point. But that’s not the way result that we want and I hope that we will perform better in Monaco.”
Tsunoda will therefore play his second course in the Principality this weekend. After a first complicated experience in 2021, his ambitions this time are much higher.
“My first weekend in Monaco was not easy last year. I did not manage to get out of Q1 and I finished 16th in the race, like my starting position. This time I will have a better idea of what awaits me and I will try to keep all my concentration. I saw Q3 then the points in the race.”
“This track is unique, it is impossible to make the slightest error without consequence. But I do not intend to adopt a different approach from other weekends. In fact, I think that driving from Friday to Sunday and no longer on Thursday should make things easier. You have to be focused on every lap and qualifying will be key.”
“Monaco is a traditional circuit unlike any other. It’s never boring, even if the races are not like what we see on modern tracks. Overtaking is difficult, but it’s an incredible event. “