Yuki Tsunoda stated the time he misplaced on the weighbridge spoiled his qualifying session, after narrowly failing to achieve Q2.
The AlphaTauri rookie has now been eradicated in Q1 in half of this yr’s 10 race weekends, to date.
“I’d say the weighbridge fucked the whole lot,” Tsunoda defined after being known as in for a random test throughout Friday’s qualifying session at Silverstone. The delay meant he caught a number of drivers on the finish of 1 lap.
“Simply on the finish it was actually tight and I couldn’t do [a] correct cool-down lap. And likewise the final corners a plenty of automobiles had been ready. I misplaced already three-tenths in the primary straight, I nearly regained the three tenths within the lap however [with] the loss I have already got in sector one and important straight, and likewise I couldn’t do correct calm down lap… it’s only a disgrace.”
Having solely had an hour to observe earlier than Friday’s qualifying session, Tsunoda stated he was beginning to familiarize yourself along with his automobile when his certified session ended. He didn’t make the reduce for Q2 by simply two hundredths of a second.
“Even [though] there was no good lap as a result of visitors, I begin to get used to it for the driving and I began to additionally really feel the boldness. It appears like I obtained began now nevertheless it’s already completed in Q1.”
AlphaTauri chief race engineer Jonathan Eddolls stated Tsunoda did effectively to get well the time he misplaced on account of visitors.
“Yuki was wanting set to progress into Q2, however a visitors jam within the final nook when beginning his last lap price him practically 0.2s earlier than flip one. He did effectively to make most of this time again, however sadly it was not sufficient.”
All groups had been required to make use of the delicate tyres all through qualifying. Eddolls stated AlphaTauri discovered throughout observe they had been much less aggressive on that compound.
“The efficiency on the mediums was aligned to our expectations, however when becoming the softs we struggled greater than we anticipated,” he stated. “We analysed the information and made some adjustments for qualifying, however with out the same old classes earlier than coming into Parc Ferme, we weren’t capable of tune the automobile as a lot as we might do usually.”
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