Yuki Tsunoda has revealed he has been staying in a hot hotel room with no air conditioning in the UK during a heatwave that struck the country following the British Grand Prix.
Tsunoda has been on the simulator in the UK in between the last race at Silverstone and this weekend's Hungarian GP. In that time period, England experienced unusual temperatures of over 30 degrees celcius which Tsunoda will endure once again in Budapest.
"It is [the Hungaroring] physically demanding because of the hot weather and the fact there are no straight sections to have a rest, so I think it could be tough," Tsunoda told the press. "I don’t know how I will get on, but I feel ready for it.
"After that comes the summer break. I am quite looking forward to it. As I recently moved to Italy, I think I will spend most of the break sorting out the house where I plan to live.
"Before this race, I was back in the UK for a simulator session and in the evenings, I was stuck in a hot hotel room with no air-conditioning or fan, so I’m looking forward to moving to this house with some aircon and being nice and cool!”
Unlike other tracks on the Formula 1 calendar, Tsunoda has raced at the Budapest circuit in the past in F3 and F2. It's a venue which he believes is mainly about corner speed.
"The Hungaroring will be very different to Silverstone," said Tsunoda. "I like this track even though last time I raced there in Formula 2, I didn’t get a good result because of a poor qualifying and in the race I did a lot of damage to my front wing.
"As a track though I really like it, as it is very challenging, requiring maximum downforce on the car. One side of it that is interesting is how much corner speed you can carry into the turns and generally it is a fun track to drive."
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