‘I like downside kids’ – Tost backs Tsunoda after Marko feedback as he weighs up Japanese driver’s future

AlphaTauri Group Principal Franz Tost has addressed feedback made by Dr Helmut Marko through which the Purple Bull and AlphaTauri advisor referred to as Yuki Tsunoda a “downside youngster”.

After a collision between Tsunoda and workforce mate Pierre Gasly at Silverstone, Marko made the “downside youngster” feedback to Servus TV, and revealed {that a} psychologist had been employed to work with the 22-year-old.

In the meantime, in a latest interview with The Purple Bulletin, Marko added on Tsunoda: “We imagine in him and his enormous potential… When he is not beneath stress, he is extremely humorous and likeable. Everybody likes Yuki, even when nobody can blow their prime fairly like he does.”

In Austria, Tost defended his driver.

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“I like downside [children] as a result of these are the actually good [children] who could make one thing out of it. I do not just like the holy [children]. Yuki made a mistake [in Silverstone]; he is aware of it and he’ll work on this. He’s nonetheless in his growth course of. He’s quick. He was additionally quick this weekend right here. And he’ll do it his manner. It takes a little bit little bit of time.

“If he continues like he did throughout the season, aside from crashing, I believe that he has a superb likelihood to stick with us. It relies on him. If he exhibits a superb efficiency he’ll keep, if he does not present a superb efficiency, he’s out. Completely straightforward,” added the Group Principal.


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Marko and Tsunoda at Imola

After the Silverstone crash between the 2 AlphaTauri drivers, which noticed the drivers make contact and spin, Tost did nonetheless add that Tsunoda was “impatient”, because the workforce boss defined how he handled the state of affairs.

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“After all, this was a nightmare for the workforce. As a result of the drivers had been in positions seven and eight, and we knew that Silverstone is troublesome for us, due to this fact we actually had been in good positions. After which Yuki bought a little bit bit too impatient, tried to out-brake Pierre, misplaced the rear and crashed into him.

“And instantly after the race I referred to as Yuki into my workplace and advised him that that is completely no-go, and that he needs to be extra disciplined and affected person. This was not the primary collision between workforce mates and won’t be the final one – hopefully with us… however nonetheless, this in any manner should be averted.”

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Tsunoda additionally addressed his use of a psychologist in Austria, including that he’s been utilizing one since his Components 2 days – however had not too long ago switched to a brand new psychological well being skilled.

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“Nicely, I had already a psychologist coach from after I [was in] Components 2. He did a extremely, actually good job, and I’m actually pleased for him. We switched to a special psychologist coach the final 4 races, final 5 races. I believe, I don’t know, I wouldn’t say it’s working properly; I believe we now have to take a bit extra time to know extra higher about him, his considering, and likewise the way it works.

“I believe I’ll say the psychologist issues and what occurred within the UK was a special factor. This [Silverstone crash] was a whole mistake, so I believe hopefully it’ll assist me as properly and I do know the limitation – it’s super-easy to get annoyed, particularly within the automotive – so I’ll attempt to work on these issues.”

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