Yuki Tsunoda states that he has become a “much more controlled” driver compared to his rookie season.

Frequent team radio outbursts and mistakes made an impact on Tsunoda’s progress last year. The issue was also addressed by Franz Tost.

After first four races of the 2022 season, Tsunoda is 12th in the Drivers’ Championship with 10 points scored. Furthermore, he finished 7th at Imola last Sunday. The AlphaTauri driver believes that he has improved in terms of controlling himself behind the wheel.

“I think [I’m] much more controlled, I would say, compared to last year,” Tsunoda said.

“Same time here [at Imola] last year, I was not fully in control. I didn’t know what I was doing, and every lap [I was] just pushing through the limit, and [that’s when] things happened.

“But actually, that makes me improve also. That was really good learning as a driver. After that, I went into a bad loop, but that makes good learning as well as a driver.

“[I was] able to [take] the next step, and that’s why [I was] able to score points today [at the Emilia Romagna GP]. I think, compared to last year, it’s a massive step, especially in the race pace.

“I would say, [on the] radio, maybe I’m still shouting, [but I’m] just not pressing the radio [button as much].

“This is a massive step, compared to last year. Still, I think [I] try to be more calm. I realized that there’s no point to shout in the radio.

“It’s better to tell the limitations specifically with a calm voice and to go the next step, so I think this was good.”

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