The Faenza-based group admitted it had missed a few of its improvement targets to start out the 2023 season and has been caught close to the again of the grid throughout the primary three races.
In a good midfield the group is conscious it must make a number of steps to be in competition for higher outcomes all through the 2023 improvement race.
Its tough begin prompted group principal Tost to exclaim he “doesn’t trust” his engineers anymore after the group didn’t make important progress in comparison with 2022.
However based on Tsunoda the group remains to be in good spirits even whether it is disenchanted with its begin.
“Contained in the group clearly, we’re not completely happy about efficiency, however not less than we’re staying at all times Positive,” Tsunoda mentioned when requested about Tost’s feedback by Autosport.
“We’re fairly pleased with what we have achieved on the monitor aspect, we have virtually extracted 100% of the efficiency from the automotive, which is crucial. And we’re clear on what course we now have to take for the event aspect as effectively.
“As a monitor engineering aspect, we simply focus to provide all the 100% effort to make a automotive higher and as a improvement aspect in Faenza they know what they must do.
“As a group it is good that we’re going through the identical course, so I am nonetheless feeling Positive. We at all times goal for the factors. I do not really feel any detrimental vitality from the group.”
Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT04
Photograph by: Pink Bull Content material Pool
Tsunoda’s new team-mate Nyck de Vries additionally felt the ambiance within the group was nonetheless Positive and is hopeful the group can develop its approach out of its present place.
“The vibe within the group is actually good,” he mentioned. “However we’re aggressive and we wish to be additional up the grid.”
“We clearly would have hoped and favored that we had been a bit extra forward and within the battle for factors, however hopefully in the course of the course of the season we will get ourselves in that place.”