Tsunoda concerned about high temperatures in Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 29: Yuki Tsunoda of Japan and Scuderia AlphaTauri walks the track during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 29, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202107290229 // Usage for editorial use only //

Yuki Tsunoda admitted that the high temperatures that he will find in Hungary could be an issue, especially during the race.

The Japanese driver said that the characteristics of the Hungaroring, which does not have many straights in which the drivers can rest, together with very high temperatures are going to be a challenge for the drivers.

“It is [the Hungaroring] physically demanding because of the hot weather and the fact there are no straight sections to have a rest, so I think it could be tough,” Tsunoda told the press. “I don’t know how I will get on, but I feel ready for it.

“After that comes the summer break. I am quite looking forward to it. As I recently moved to Italy, I think I will spend most of the break sorting out the house where I plan to live.

“Before this race, I was back in the UK for a simulator session and in the evenings, I was stuck in a hot hotel room with no air-conditioning or fan, so I’m looking forward to moving to this house with some aircon and being nice and cool!”

Moreover, Tsunoda also talked about the track. He had already raced in Hungary both in F3 and F2. The AlphaTauri driver said that having a good qualifying will be important, and overall he likes the circuit.

“The Hungaroring will be very different to Silverstone,” said Tsunoda. “I like this track even though last time I raced there in Formula 2, I didn’t get a good result because of a poor qualifying and in the race, I did a lot of damage to my front wing.

“As a track though I like it, as it is very challenging, requiring maximum downforce on the car. One side of it that is interesting is how much corner speed you can carry into the turns and generally, it is a fun track to drive.”

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