This weekend marks the highly anticipated debut of Yuki Tsunoda into Formula 1 and the first two practice sessions of the weekend was an opportunity to adjust any issues with the car and work on qualifying runs and race runs under a high fuel load.
Tsunoda feels that it has been a great day, the Japanese driver has really enjoyed himself in his first two practice sessions, with the Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda driver looking forward to showing the world what he can do tomorrow when he sets out for his first qualifying session in Formula 1.
“It’s been a great day – I’ve experienced my first practice sessions in the car as a Formula 1 driver and it’s really exciting. I think my passion has really shone through today and I’m looking forward to showing my full potential behind the wheel tomorrow in qualifying.“
Tsunoda feels that the team has shown great pace already this weekend and that this can only get better going into Free Practice 3 and Qualifying tomorrow. The Japanese driver is still learning a lot and as it is his first race weekend in Formula 1 he is keen to not put too much pressure on his shoulders.
We’ve got great pace this weekend as a team and I’m keen to see how I perform tomorrow in my first F1 qualifying session. I’m still learning a lot in the car and it’s obviously only my first race weekend so I’m keen to not put too much pressure on myself but I’m looking forward to getting out on track for my first race and seeing what we can do.”
Fans do not have to wait long before they get to see Tsunoda in action for the first time in a Qualifying session which commences at 3pm GMT on saturday.