Yuki Tsunoda has said he believes better in-race communication would improve his race results, after a miscommunication cost him in the Styrian Grand Prix.

Tenth place in Styria was only Tsunoda’s third points scoring result of 2021 so far, which could be seen as a good weekend for the Japanese. Unfortunately, he has said it could have been better for him, as a miscommunication during the race cost him.

“t was a good step from France, but to be honest there was another way to finish,” Tsunoda said. ” to be honest it was potentially P8 or P9 I would say but yes, have to analyse the data with the team. We also misunderstood a couple of things on the radio and that didn’t work well in the end.”

“We have to really communicate about the radio because to be honest, the pace I was pushing at was not the right pace. I was thinking I should manage the tyre but on the engineer side they said I had to push. It was 50/50 and we were arguing on the radio. I think we have to prepare for next week”

Tsunoda will hope to push his points tally into double digits when Formula 1 returns this weekend for the Austrian Grand Prix

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