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Yuki Tsunoda

Ricciardo 'helped me fix' weakness in approach - Tsunoda

The Japanese racer has explained how the more experienced Daniel Ricciardo has aided him in fine-tuning his craft and approach.

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Yuki Tsunoda has detailed how Daniel Ricciardo's different driving style is actually beneficial, while also improving his approach.

Tsunoda was partnered with Ricciardo at AlphaTauri when Nyck de Vries was replaced after the British Grand Prix, with Liam Lawson also taking in five races while Ricciardo was injured.

The Japanese racer has previously spoken how of Ricciardo's experience in dealing with a team had forced him to sharpen his own approach, and has explained how the eight-time Grand Prix winner's different driving style can actually be beneficial for both himself and the team - who narrowly failed to finish seventh in the Constructors.'

Tsunoda on Ricciardo impact

"Always your team-mate is your biggest rival, but I think he's giving good feedback," Tsunoda told media including RacingNews365.

"I'm learning from him already with quite a lot of things, especially how he behaves towards the team.

"It is quite different to me, especially as it is quite the opposite, which I wanted to fix, and he's a really good reference driver.

"We don't create the time to sit down together and talk about things, but when we have the time, like going to a drivers' meeting or when he's sitting in the same car, we talk as normal.

"We're quite different drivers with our style, and what we require from the team about the car is different, and that's actually a good thing.

"I can have a good idea of good options or something different with a different style, so it gives me options to go even faster."

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