Tsunoda fears: 'That first sector is like a rollercoaster'

19-10-2021 12:54 | Updated: 19-10-2021 13:49
by GPblog.com
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Tsunoda fears: 'That first sector is like a rollercoaster'

Yuki Tsunoda could not be satisfied with the Turkish Grand Prix. The Japanese driver finished fourteenth, while his teammate Pierre Gasly finished sixth. In the United States Tsunoda hopes to do better.

The AlphaTauri rider has been preparing well for GP in America over the past week. "After Istanbul, I spent a couple of days in the simulator and drove the COTA track," he explained in a press release. "It seems to be a very interesting circuit, with many different types of corner and that steep climb to the first blind corner. That first sector is like a rollercoaster."

"I’m looking forward to experiencing it for the first time," he continued. "I saw that the MotoGP riders were complaining about the track surface, so we will have to see if they have managed to do anything about that in time for this weekend. It will also be my first trip to the United States and I’m looking forward to that. America has always been on the list of countries I really want to visit, so I’m excited about this trip."

AlphaTauri can use points well

Tsunoda can do his team a favor in the coming weeks by collecting points. AlphaTauri are twelve points behind in the Constructors' Championship, which would allow them to finish in fifth place.

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