Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko is upset with Yuki Tsunoda’s latest attitudes on track after the Japanese driver hit a barrier at Monaco during the Free Practice 2 session.
Tsunoda has had a few low moments on his rookie Formula 1 season so far despite scoring points on his first race in Bahrain earlier this year. However, he struggled on all remaining races, having issues in both qualifying and race sessions, failing to score points. Red Bull Racing advisor Marko has now shown his first sign of discomfort towards his AlphaTauri driver.
“We told him a thousand times, it’s all about one thing in Monaco; making meters, making meters, making meters. He should really learn to show some discipline,” Marko said.
Tsunoda, however, said his accident was not because of pushing above the limits, but due to a loss of grip as the track conditions changed throughout the session.
“So I think I didn’t push too much hard in entry, I think I just lost the grip in the end.
“A lot of degradation there I think and a couple of gusts of wind [and] I lost completely the rear between turns 15 and 16, and I just had to finish the session.
“I had two [sets of] softs for Saturday so I think it’s not the worst-case or the end of the world. Just, I have to prepare more for Saturday and try to put it all together.”