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Yuki Tsunoda

Marko hires professional help for Red Bull 'problem child' Tsunoda

Helmut Marko believes that Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda needs professional help after being unable to control himself during a Grand Prix.

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Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko says the team have arranged for Yuki Tsunoda to see a psychologist following yet another radio outburst.

The Japanese driver was heard complaining on the radio following his crash with teammate Pierre Gasly.

Tsunoda has since apologised to the AlphaTauri team for being at fault for the crash – but his behaviour on the team radio has resulted in him being branded a "problem child" by Marko.

"Thank God Max is calm, our problem child is Tsunoda," he was quoted saying by German publication Motorsport-Total.

"We have organised a kind of psychologist to work with him, because he continued to complain through the corners, and that affects performance."

Tsunoda looking to put British GP behind him

Tsunoda has made clear that he will be looking to put his painful British Grand Prix behind him in Austria, a home race for Red Bull.

"I am glad that we can go racing again after just a few days to put the Silverstone race behind us," he said.

"I couldn't do anything about the collision after the start and later, unfortunately, I had the incident with Pierre. We discussed it as a team and now we move forward.

"We will be fully focused on making up for the disappointment of Silverstone.

"I enjoyed this race (Austria) last year, making it through to Q3 and scoring a point for tenth place. And going further back, I finished second in Formula 2 (in 2020)."

He added: "Looking at how we performed here last year, I expect we could be quite competitive."

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