Whereas the Dutchman is in his first yr, he’s older than Tsunoda and brings expertise from different classes, in addition to the data gained with different F1 groups.
Tost has made it clear that he expects the newcomer to make an impression from the off.
Long run Tsunoda faces potential competitors from different drivers making their approach by means of the Purple Bull ranks, and thus Tost desires him to boost his sport this season.
“He mustn’t crash he ought to use his good driving model and his aggressive driving model and his expertise as a result of Yuki is consider me a really high-skilled driver,” mentioned Tost when requested about Tsunoda’s strategy for this season.
“He simply has to get it collectively, all the pieces. And he’s now in his third season. I count on that he discovered loads within the final two years, and he’s very younger we should not neglect. He is labored actually arduous in the course of the winter months particularly on the bodily aspect along with his new coach excellent, and I count on from each drivers a very good efficiency. And likewise from Yuki, not crashing!”
Franz Tost, Group Principal, Scuderia AlphaTauri Press Convention
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Tost conceded that Tsunoda has needed to work on his feelings whereas on the wheel, his typically vibrant radio messages having grow to be his trademark.
“Yuki got here into F1, he was very younger,” mentioned Tost. “And if one thing did not work as he anticipated, then he confirmed his feelings. I mentioned to him, it is not so good. Not due to developing with feelings, nevertheless it takes away focus and power from you throughout driving.
“He must be extra focused on driving the automobile, as a substitute of shouting round on the radio, as a result of anyway, it does not assist anybody.
“You’ll be able to say afterwards if one thing went unsuitable. However as soon as within the automobile, it occurred, it is gone, it is previous tense, subsequently be focused on what is going on on, that is rather more necessary.
“And I hope that he’ll realise this. As a result of as soon as extra, it takes away focus, it takes away to get ahead.”
Requested if it was a make-or-break yr for the Japanese driver he mentioned: “I would not say make-or-break yr, however he has to point out efficiency, after all. And if he races utilizing all the skills he has, he’ll deliver dwelling good outcomes. I am satisfied about this.”
Tost mentioned the query of who would possibly lead the workforce when it comes to pushing automobile growth stays open.
“We do not have a primary or quantity two driver,” he insisted. “Each drivers are being handled equal. A number one driver from the technical aspect, we’ll see. As a result of Yuki has extra F1 expertise.
“Nyck has typically extra racing expertise. I believe they’ll or I hope a minimum of that they’ll work very shut collectively, and that we are able to get out from each of them the very best sides.”