The 2021 edition of Bahrain Grand Prix from Formula 1 marked the debut of the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda, who demonstrated solvency throughout the weekend despite his young 20 years. That allowed the new pilot of AlphaTauri arrive in ninth position and score your first points.
On the way to finish his first Grand Prix, Tsunoda ran into the Spanish Fernando Alonso (Alpine) who he passed without much effort taking advantage of the superiority of his car.
Tsunoda acknowledged that he was excited “a bit” when he surpassed the two-time F.1 champion, one of those his father admires the most and whom he tried to “copy” in his driving once he won the position.
“I got a little excited when I passed Fernando (Alonso)”Tsunoda admitted to Sky Sports F1. “I drove with him a couple of laps and learned from him how he handled the tires, how he handles every corner, and after passing him, I tried to copy how he drove and in a couple of corners it was also better for my car.”, he confessed.
The Japanese remembered that he saw the Asturian when he was a child. “My father is a great admirer of Fernando, especially for his riding style. I think the first time he saw him was at Suzuka and he said he was the best driver on the grid. “, he warned.