AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost has lauded Yuki Tsunoda's Azerbaijan GP performance, calling it the best showing from Tsunoda this season.
Tsunoda made Q3 for the first time in his Formula 1 career and backed it up with a commendable seventh place in Baku on Sunday.
Yuki did a fantastic job," Tost told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "Yes, in qualifying he had a small incident but it was in Q3 and these things happen even to the more experienced drivers.
"His race pace sometimes was unbelievable. I was really worried that something happened because he was really fast.
"He is in a very good way and I think that he will come up with some good results in the second half of the season when he gets a little bit more experience, especially on racetracks which he knows."
Tsunoda had never driven in Baku prior to Friday practice. On a track which caught many drivers out at the weekend, Tost was very impressed with the Japanese driver and feels it was his most complete performance of the yearso far.
"We must not forget it's the first time in Baku for him," added Tost. "In Bahrain, he scored two points when he finished ninth but he knew the track quite well from Formula 2 and we tested there, so we could find a good setup.
"We came to Baku, and he didn't know the track and he immediately got quite familiar with it.
"For me, it was a fantastic show from his fantastic performance. We have to work on some things but I'm confident that we will get everything together because he is a super talent."