AlphaTauri Amazing In Azerbaijan

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 10: Yuki Tsunoda of Japan driving the (22) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT03 leaves the garage during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 10, 2022 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202206100324 // Usage for editorial use only //
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - JUNE 10: Yuki Tsunoda of Japan driving the (22) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT03 leaves the garage during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit on June 10, 2022 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202206100324 // Usage for editorial use only //

Scuderia AlphaTauri got off to an amazing start at the 2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, with both drivers in the Top 10 after Friday’s practice sessions.

Pierre Gasly

“So far, it’s been amazing here in Baku, I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s a really fun track to drive and, being a street circuit the adrenalin is much higher, as you’re really driving at the limit. The car feels good around here and I felt really comfortable inside the car in both FP1 and FP2, so at this point there are a lot of positives. We know the battle is on Saturday afternoon, once everyone turns their engines up and finds that extra bit of pace, so we need to go away and find something more tonight. Looking at our performance so far I think it’s going to be good.”

Yuki Tsunoda

“I think the whole day has run smoothly for us. We’re quite happy with what we’ve managed to complete and with the performance of the car so far. We’ve gathered a lot of important data over the two sessions today, so we’ll go away and analyse this with the engineers tonight. We’ve been consistently in the top 10 and we’re looking strong within the midfield battle, so hopefully we can continue like this tomorrow.”

Jonathan Eddolls (Chief Race Engineer)

“We had a productive Friday here in Baku and carried out a number of setup options on the car across the two sessions. Each option has pros and cons, so the optimal choice is not obvious, but we have gathered some strong data which we can now analyse tonight and then we’ll try and find the best for both cars tomorrow. Tyres are always a challenge here, but the high track temperatures help. We will need to see what the graining is like in the race, especially at the start when drivers are fighting hard. The circuit is very bumpy, so the car is not as easy to drive, which is hard on the drivers. Our competitiveness appears to be there over both the short and long runs, so we just need to keep doing what we have been doing and I expect that we can target points on Sunday.”

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

More in News

Why Do F1 Drivers Get Weighed

Why Do F1 Drivers Get Weighed?

While watching a Grand Prix have you ever seen the ...
The Best Ways To Bet On Formula 1

Formula 1 Betting Guide: How and Where to Bet on F1

Scores of F1 fans from all over the world like ...
Carlos Sainz

Will Carlos Sainz Jr And Ferrari Overcome Costly Errors?

Carlos Sainz Jr proved at the British Grand Prix that ...
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix - Charles Leclerc

Can Charles Leclerc Claw Things Back In The F1 Title Race?

Charles Leclerc has enjoyed a meteoric rise at Ferrari, and ...
Lewis Hamilton

How’s Life Outside Of F1 For Lewis Hamilton?

A great of the sport. A true legend. A multiple ...

Trending on F1 Chronicle