Tsunoda took only Honda point in British GP: 'That's quite good'

22-07-2021 14:46 | Updated: 22-07-2021 17:18
by GPblog.com
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Tsunoda took only Honda point in British GP: 'That's quite good'

For Yuki Tsunoda the tenth place he managed to score in the British Grand Prix was a pretty special point. He was the only driver with a Honda engine who managed to score points during the Grand Prix.

Verstappen also scored points, but not at the Grand Prix

Tsunoda had a tricky sprint race that forced him to start in sixteenth place for Sunday's Grand Prix. The AlphaTauri driver had a strong start and after twenty laps the Japanese was in twelfth place. In the end he managed to improve on that to tenth place. The only point for Honda of the race, although Max Verstappen was able to add three more after the sprint.

"I’m quite happy for this point," Tsunoda said to F1.com. "Yes, this week, the different format makes it a little bit difficult for me – one free practice and straight to qualifying, which I never had at Silverstone in Formula 1. To be able to score a point is quite good."

New format difficult for rookies

According to Tsunoda, the new format is difficult for the rookies, because they have to get used to the car the most. Besides the Japanese driver, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin, both Haas F1 drivers, also moved from Formula 2 to Formula 1.

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