Yuki Tsunoda Fumes at AlphaTauri After Monaco Grand Prix

Yuki Tsunoda Fumes at AlphaTauri After Monaco Grand Prix

Jody Egginton, the Technical Director of AlphaTauri, referred to the end of the race as “super frustrating,” as both Tsunoda and Nyck de Vries seemed to be in strong positions before encountering issues.

“Everything was going to plan for Yuki; his pace was good, and he was able to manage tire graining,” Egginton said. “In the dry portion of the race, both cars were reasonably well-placed regardless of whether it rained or not. The rain came, and we boxed both cars on the same lap for inters, which was the right call.”

However, Tsunoda immediately faced braking issues that persisted despite adjustments. This inconsistency hindered his ability to push during braking phases, resulting in a decline in lap times and allowing the McLarens to overtake him. Furthermore, Tsunoda went off the track. Although Nyck de Vries was less affected by the braking issue and showed good progress on the intermediate tires, he couldn’t secure any points, a challenging feat in Monaco.