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Weak AlphaTauri performance similar to Australia

( – From the seventh and ninth positions, AlphaTauri had reasonable hopes of gaining points with Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda at the Miami Grand Prix. But in the end it was not. Casley retired after colliding with Lando Norris, and Sunoda finished twelfth.

Yuki Sunoda lost points early on in Miami

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He had already lost some places at the start and was pushed back to tenth place. In lap six he lost a fight against Mick Schumacher, which also included a slight touch. It was then suspected that his car may have been damaged.

But Sunoda did not mention it as an explanation. “I do not know, from the beginning I had no speed, no grip, and I had a hard time keeping up with the pace,” says the Japanese, comparing: “It’s totally the opposite of Imola. I do. Say it’s like Australia.”

Sonoda also missed points there and finished fifteenth. In Miami he battled back with blunt weapons: “The tire was broken from both laps and we struggled to maintain speed. We had to analyze why that was, but yes, I had no speed at the time.”

Photos: Yuki Sunoda, F1: Miami Grand Prix (USA) 2022, Sunday

The AlphaTauri pilot did not know what could be the reason for this or whether it was caused by voting. “I do not really know. It’s like the problems I had in Australia. We have to wait and see. There’s really no speed.”

Even with the other tires – the Sunoda turned from medium to hard and eventually soft – it did not come out better: “Not really. It’s a little stabilized. I’m felt better in the last 15 laps, but the first level was very slow. It was hard to keep up with the speed.”