Tsunoda admits he needs to learn from his FP1 crash

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – JULY 30: Yuki Tsunoda of Japan driving the (22) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT02 Honda crashes during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 30, 2021 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Mario Renzi – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda suffered a high-speed crash during Free Practice 1 of the Hungarian Grand Prix, and the Japanese says he needs to learn from his mistake.

The red flag was out during FP1 as Tsunoda crashed his AT02 in turn 4. He was only able to set one timed lap before the end of the session.

“At that time the car [felt] really nervous, especially the rear and [in] high-speed corners. I’m losing compared to my team mate just in high-speed corners; most of the corners was quite OK and some of the corners I was gaining,” Tsunoda stated.

“Just two corners I was losing a lot in high speed and tried to improve myself and went into the wall. Still, I shouldn’t do that, and almost already one-and-a-half, almost one session completely gone. Have to learn from it.”

Tsunoda assumed responsibility for the crash and thanked his mechanics for fixing the car in time to do at least one timed lap in the session.

“Yes, well I think all is my fault, and mechanics did a really good job,” he continued. “Still, really helpful for me and for the engineers to take the data, even one lap, so yes, I think it was really hard work for the mechanics and really appreciative of them.”

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