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Tsunoda 'still upset' over Zhou penalty from Spain

The AlphaTauri driver missed out on points at the Spanish Grand Prix after an incident towards the end of the race with Zhou Guanyu.

Yuki Tsunoda will "not change any approach" after a penalty cost him points at the Spanish Grand Prix. The Japanese driver was handed a five-second time penalty towards the end of the race when he was deemed to have forced off Zhou Guanyu at Turn 1, which dropped him from ninth place to 12th and out of the points. At the time he claimed Zhou "pretended to go off" while fighting over the position . Since the race he has spoken to the FIA about the penalty, but is still upset with the outcome. "I'm still upset with it, but you cannot change anything. In the end, that's what the FIA decided and actually, we spoke this afternoon with the FIA and understand their perspective," he told media, including RacingNews365.com .

Tsunoda: Always room for me to improve

Tsunoda has missed out scoring points on a few occasions so far this season, with him claiming the two points they have so far on the board at the Australian Grand Prix. While Tsunoda claims he will continue to try and defend positions "within the limit" he accepts that there are areas he needs to improve to score valuable points for the team. "Other than that, nothing to say. I won’t change any approach. In the end I will try as much as possible to defend it, within the limit. I thought it was in the limit and it was not – but in the end, it was using too much and you cannot defend," he added. "Obviously I’ll try to change a little bit better. There’s room that I can improve in any situation. It felt quite harsh, but in the end it is what it is, and I just have to accept it."

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