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fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
bhr
por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 29.148
  • 3 BOT + 33.530
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
  • 1 HAM LAP 66
  • 2 VER + 15.841
  • 3 BOT + 26.610
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
  • 1 VER LAP 78
  • 2 SAI + 8.968
  • 3 NOR + 19.427
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
  • 1 PER LAP 51
  • 2 VET + 1.385
  • 3 GAS + 2.762
mco
fra
fri 18 jun - sun 20 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 53
  • 2 HAM + 2.904
  • 3 PER + 8.811
aze
aut
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 HAM + 35.743
  • 3 BOT + 46.907
fra
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
  • 1 VER LAP 71
  • 2 BOT + 17.973
  • 3 NOR + 20.019
aut
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
  • 1 HAM LAP 52
  • 2 LEC + 3.871
  • 3 BOT + 11.125
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug

F1 standings

  • 1 VER 185
  • 2 HAM 177
  • 3 NOR 113
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fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
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Yuki Tsunoda

Why Yuki Tsunoda can impress this summer

The AlphaTauri driver has a mixed season so far but that could all change over the next six weeks. RacingNews365.com takes a look at why Tsunoda could soon shine once again

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Yuki Tsunoda had an impressive start to his Formula 1 career in Bahrain, but the races that followed were very poor.

A crash during qualifying at Imola kickstarted the run of bad form for Tsunoda as he spun at the final chicane, hitting the barriers hard. A spin in the race was followed by quiet weekends in Portugal and Spain as his angry team radio gained traction too.

Another poor performance in Monaco including a crash in practice led to Tsunoda being moved to Italy to adjust to life in Formula 1.

You can't judge things on one race, but at the Azerbaijan GP, Tsunoda was back on the pace despite never driving around the tricky streets of Baku.

With France and two Austrian races coming up, Tsunoda has a big opportunity to impress once again.

Yuki Tsunoda's daily routine

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost is keeping a close eye on Tsunoda in Italy and he has explained the Japanese driver's daily schedule.

"The daily routine is quite easy," said Tost to RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press.

"He has to be in the gym at around 9:00 until 9:30-10:00, then from 10:30-11:30-12:00 he is together with the engineers.

"Then in the early afternoon he has an English lesson then once more together with the engineers and then he’s allowed to go once more into the gym for another two hours. And then he should go to sleep. Easy."

The start of a good run of form?

Tsunoda's Azerbaijan GP result will give him confidence. He did have another crash but his pace was very strong. It's better for a driver to be more erratic but fast rather than the other way round.

"Yuki did a fantastic job," Tost told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "Yes, in qualifying he had a small incident but it was in Q3 and these things happen even to the more experienced drivers.

"His race pace sometimes was unbelievable. I was really worried that something happened because he was really fast.

"For me, it was a fantastic show from his fantastic performance. We have to work on some things but I'm confident that we will get everything together because he is a super talent.

"He is in a very good way and I think that he will come up with some good results in the second half of the season when he gets a little bit more experience, especially on racetracks which he knows."

The shorter practice sessions have not helped Tsunoda and he is up against an in form Pierre Gasly who's driving as well as ever. It could have been so easy for Tsunoda to let things get to his head but he seems like a driver who can bounce back from a set of poor results.

Familiar territory to come

Tsunoda has raced at Paul Ricard in Formula 3 two years ago and the forgiving nature of the circuit will help him get up to speed.

The key for Tsunoda's season could be the two Austrian races which follow the French GP. A short circuit with only seven 'proper' corners will help Tsunoda learn and understand the car.

Running back to back races at the Red Bull Ring will really enhance his learning. In F2, he was immediately on the pace in Austria (despite it being his first ever races in F2) and he nearly won in torrential rain.

It's a circuit that Tsunoda enjoys and suits his aggressive driving style. Silverstone and Budapest follow before the summer break so the next five events offer the perfect opportunity for Tsunoda to showcase his talent and to deliver some impressive performances.

After a difficult few rounds, Tsunoda could show why he is so highly rated by Red Bull and AlphaTauri.

RN365 News dossier F1 2021 French Grand Prix

The latest news about the French Grand Prix straight from the Paul Ricard circuit.

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