Yuki Tsunoda admits that he is struggling to find the right setup for his AlphaTauri car, and that led to a poor and difficult start to the season.
Tsunoda started the season with the right foot in Bahrain, scoring his first two points of the season. However, after the first weekend, he did not manage to deliver a good performance.
“The technical aspect is still quite challenging,” he said. “In the current situation, I have been struggling a bit with the car setup. I believe that is normal as I have only done five races, but the important thing is that I am learning a lot about the car.”
Even though Tsunoda has failed to enter the top ten after the opening race, he admitted that the car improved a lot since the first weekend of the season, adding that the team was working in the right direction.
“I am pleased with the definite progress made by the team with the car since the beginning of the season,” he said. “Indeed, the results have not come together yet, and I am on a steep learning curve. I spend as much time as possible talking with my engineers to learn more, and I hope that will help me continue to make progress through the season.”