Yuki Tsunoda is the shortest driver of the grid as of now, with a height of 5ft 2in, his fitting in the AlphaTauri machine was not easy, and the Japanese explained how it went.
“First, I have to put a lot of foam inside the monocoque to make my seat position higher to see the view clearly,” he said. “And also, we made a quite special pedal case [for me] to reach the pedals.”
Tsunoda denied any advantage, either in weight distribution or aerodynamics, in being short.
“We had a lot of work, we put quite a lot of efforts to make the perfect seat, so for me, it isn’t much of a big advantage,” he said.
“I don’t see it as a big [advantage] in Formula 1 because the FIA decided you have to have the weight distribution, and you can’t choose the place you want to put it, so it meant for weight distribution there’s a tiny bit of an advantage but not much.
“And for aerodynamics, for me, I don’t see much [of a] big difference because in Formula 1 especially now, they’re made for [big drivers],” he concluded.