The sympathy capital enjoyed by the young rookie Yuki Tsunoda has further skyrocketed after his feat in the Bahrain Grand Prix at the end of which he scored his first points in the F1 world championship.
The Japanese driver confirmed all the good things he thought of him by putting in an impeccable clear round for his Formula 1 debut with Scuderia AlphaTauri.
Even if he did not manage to climb into Q3 like his teammate Pierre Gasly, he did not put a wheel askew during the race by climbing up the standings thanks to authoritarian overtaking.
One of these maneuvers was successful to the detriment of Fernando Alonso, of whom it is true that the Alpine was handicapped by overheating of the brakes.
“I really enjoyed the whole weekend and especially Q1 where I was second on soft tires, raconte Yuki. In Q2, I suffered with the medium tires with which I did not have the same grip, then the race went very positively. “
“Doubling down on Alonso was especially moving for me, he testifies. He was my father’s favorite pilot and the hero of my childhood: the last time I saw him I must have been 7 or 8 years old! “
“This time, following him, I was able to observe his very fluid driving style, he concludes. After passing it, I was inspired by my trajectories and it allowed me to progress in a few turns. “
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