Yuki Tsunoda believes poor race pace, coupled with two penalties, cost him a shot for points in the Austrian Grand Prix.

A two stop strategy was not the way to go in Austria, with only Pierre Gasly managing points of the four cars who attempted it. 12th place was where Tsunoda was at the end of the race, though it would have been 14th if not for the accident between Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel at the end.

“I thought I did the same as last week,” Tsunoda said. “But I suddenly got penalties so I have to review what happened there, but I will try to avoid it next time.”

“I think until qualifying it was good but the race pace was horrible so I have to analyze why that is. I was expecting the race was going to be tough but I wasn’t expecting it to be this much.”

“I struggled with pace during the race and tire management was really tricky. My qualifying was good so it’s frustrating, but we need to go away and review the issues, so we don’t make the same mistakes again next time out in Silverstone.”

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