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Yuki Tsunoda

Tsunoda angry with final lap despite strong Azerbaijan GP showing

Japanese F1 star Yuki Tsunoda was unhappy with his overall result at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix despite finishing in the points for the second time in his career

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AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda was unhappy with his seventh-place finish at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, stating that he could have done more to maintain fifth.

After a brilliant result in Bahrain that saw him finish ninth on his F1 debut, Tsunoda struggled to replicate his form in the following races, prompting the rookie driver to shift his base from the UK to Italy. The move seemed to have the desired effect with Tsunoda finishing a career-best seventh in Baku, though the Red Bull junior is still unhappy with his final position.

"No not at all," Tsunoda told select members of the media including RacingNews365.com when asked if he was happy with seventh.

"Until the red flag it was quite good, but after the restart, the start was okay but the track positioning was all wrong I tried my best and I went aggressive but I couldn’t avoid dropping two places, to be honest. I don’t know how to avoid it.

"But congratulations to my teammate who got a P3 and a podium. Overall if I take all the positives from the race weekend definitely there were positives, but I’m really mad at the last lap."

Tsunoda currently sits 14th in the 2021 Drivers' Championship after scoring eight points.

F1 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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