Yuki Tsunoda has admitted that during his first year in Formula 1, the Red Bull driver, Sergio Perez, is giving him many tips to help him improve.
Tsunoda scored points once again during the Styrian GP. However, he also said that he could have done better than P10. He said that because of some issues with the radio, that led to miscommunication.
The Japanese driver also had some difficult moments so far this season. An example could be Monaco or the French GP, and after those difficult moments, Tsunoda said that Perez helped him a lot, and he is grateful for that.
“Sergio gives me a lot of advice, especially after France or Monaco he gave me messages after I had a really bad weekend, he messaged me advice and positive words, which makes me more motivated, so thank you to Sergio,” said the 20-year-old.
“Of course, Max [Verstappen as well], we have four drivers from Red Bull, we have a really good relationship, and I will still keep pushing to improve and [be] inspired from them,” he added.
Tsunoda also spoke about Pierre Gasly, saying that his data help him a lot to understand where he loses time and where to improve.
“I mean, I didn’t get direct advice from Pierre, like when we normally chat it’s not about racing,” said Tsunoda. “But I just watch him for data, and I can see also how he’s approaching on the radio, and I am watching those things to improve myself, inspire from him and if there’s anything that I can take I just always try.”