In a latest Purple Bull interview, the crew’s motorsport advisor Helmut Marko praised Tsunoda’s velocity however stated the Japanese sophomore was “vulnerable to outbursts” and that “nobody can blow their prime” like him.
Tsunoda, who at the moment sits sixteenth within the standings on 11 factors, is known for his sweary radio messages throughout race weekends, with Purple Bull just lately bringing in a brand new psychologist to assist him maintain his anger in test.
The Japanese driver says he already labored with one throughout his Method 2 days, which he believes helped him step as much as F1, and hopes the brand new psychologist can carry him “extra consistency”.
“Yeah, I used to be already working with the opposite psychologist/coach from Method 2,” Tsunoda stated when requested about Marko’s feedback in the course of the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.
“I’m actually glad… I used to be actually glad working with him and, additionally, he was a part of the rationale [I was] capable of step as much as Method 1.
“He ought to be capable to assist me to develop my efficiency [from] Method 2, consistency.
“I’ll say they [Red Bull] employed a brand new psychologist/coach from, I’ll say, 4 races earlier than.
Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT03
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“I do not know [if] at the moment it’s working properly or not. If it is working properly, I feel possibly I wouldn’t have had the crash [at Silverstone with team-mate Pierre Gasly], however I’ve to take a bit extra time as a result of he has to know extra about myself, and in addition we have now to know what course we have now to take.
“However yeah, I feel positively one of many limitations is that I begin to get fairly overheated… overheated, particularly my mind, within the automobile.
“However I used to be in some state of affairs that makes it barely higher.
“However I do know that I’ve to enhance myself, these components, to have extra consistency.
“So hopefully the brand new coach will work properly, and we are able to work properly for the longer term.”
F1 drivers have been extra open about their work with sports activities psychologists lately, together with McLaren’s Lando Norris, Mercedes’ George Russell, and reigning MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo.