Tsunoda is puzzled as he and Gasly give the car an “opposite return”
In the synopsis: Yuki Tsunoda says that he and his teammate approach the AlphaTauri car in a very different way, which makes it difficult for the rookie to identify where he can improve.
Tsunoda baffled by the difference with Gasly in Portimao
Tsunoda showed a steady pace in his first F1 weekend, scoring points in Bahrain, but struggled in Imola and the Algarve. He said he struggled to explain the pace gap between himself and Pierre Gasly and that he might have to adjust his own setup to make it more like that of his teammate, in order to benefit from the more feedback. Experienced from Gasly.
“For me it’s about adapting,” he said after finishing half a minute behind Gasly in Portugal. “Compared to, even to my teammate, when I compare [the cars] the pace is completely different.
“So it’s really weird, to be honest I don’t know what happened. I will talk to my engineer and try to make the car more similar [Pierre’s] but it’s not even similar. And we still have opposite reactions from the car, so we’ll just have to analyze it, what happened there.
Alonso misses home fans at Spanish Grand Prix
The Spanish Grand Prix will take place mostly behind closed doors this weekend, with only a small number of spectators allowed on the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit on race day. Fernando Alonso has said he will feel the absence of fans during his first home Grand Prix in three years.
“It’s a shame to be racing here without fans in the stands,” said the Alpine rider. “Formula 1 with fans is very special, but even more so when it’s your home fans.
“I remember how encouraged and passionate the Spanish fans have been in the past so that will be missed this weekend. You run to feel the emotion of supporting your fans.
“I hope the fans can come back to the races soon, but until then we can put on a good show for them at home.”
Max Mosley’s F1 career documented in new film
The life story of former FIA President Max Mosley has been turned into a new documentary “Mosley: It’s Complicated”.
The film covers his life from his early years as a racing driver and President of the FIA, including key events in F1 history such as the deaths of Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna and the ‘Spygate McLaren in 2007.
The film will appear in UK cinemas on July 9, and will later appear on DVD with digital downloads available from July 19.
Energy management is essential to switch to Formula E on the full Monaco track
Mahindra driver Alex Lynn, who claimed his first podium in Formula E’s second race in Valencia last month, later said the challenge of energy management in Formula E was not always visible, in terms of the work of preparing for an event.
“It’s very difficult,” he said. “We practice this a lot in the simulator, we train to be very efficient and very clinical. And I think the world only sees 45 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday on the couch, but it’s hours and hours of practice perfecting what we think is racing.
“In the later laps this is where it becomes even more critical because obviously looking at the energy divided by laps the fewer laps you have, that percentage gets a lot bigger. So on that side you’re still trying to save. You only have a few chances of success, but when you do, it must stay. So it’s still the cat and mouse of Formula E. ”
W series will continue with Hankook tires in delayed second season
The first season of six W Series events took place in 2019, but the 2020 follow-up has been fully suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, due to start testing later this month in Anglesey, the All-Women’s Junior Championship has faced a series of setbacks as it prepares to become a supporting F1 series this year. , but managed to retain its pneumatic partner, Hankook.
“The inaugural season of the W series was a great success and Hankook played a big part in it, so today’s news that one of our founding partners continues to support our mission is fantastic,” said Catherine Bond. -Muir, CEO of W Series. “Despite the forced postponement of our second season, the momentum behind the W Series remains strong and, with the support of all our partners and Formula 1, 2021 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for us.