Retired world champion Jenson Button warned Yuki Tsunoda to observe his phrases after the Japanese Formulation One rookie publicly criticised the efficiency of his AlphaTauri automobile in Spanish Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday. The 20-year-old has already acquired a popularity for swearing over the staff radio, and at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya he questioned his automobile’s setup in comparison with that of teammate Pierre Gasly.
“I simply really feel from my facet the automobile is basically sluggish,” he mentioned. “It is at all times completely different suggestions in comparison with my team-mate, each time it is the other,” he mentioned.
“I’ve just a little little bit of a query mark if it is the identical automobile… In fact, it is the identical automobile however the character of the automobile is just too completely different… I do not perceive what’s occurred, why I am struggling this a lot.” Gasly certified twelfth whereas Honda-backed Tsunoda, three days earlier than his birthday and in his fourth Formulation One race, begins sixteenth.
“I believe he is obtained to manage his anger just a little bit, groups do not prefer it while you discuss out like that,” mentioned Button, who had a detailed relationship with Honda throughout his F1 profession, as a pundit for Sky Sports tv. “He wants to manage that if he desires to remain on this sport, particularly with (staff boss) Franz (Tost). You possibly can’t communicate in regards to the automobile like that or communicate in regards to the staff like that.
“He is obtained to get again, see what his staff mate’s doing in a different way and talk about it with the staff — not in public,” added the Briton, who now works additionally with Williams as a senior adviser. Tsunoda has been rated Japan’s greatest prospect in years, and he scored factors on his debut in Bahrain with the Crimson Bull-owned staff.
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