Drama in FP1 as Tsunoda bins it in the wall again
Yuki Tsunoda found himself facing away from a barrier again this afternoon in Hungary, once again losing control of his AlphaTauri in practice
After a relatively clean weekend in Silverstone, Yuki Tsunoda once again found his future being questioned around the paddock after FP1, as he caused what has seemingly become a regular occurrence. The young Japanese driver lost control of his car and found himself in the barriers bringing out the red flags for the first time this weekend.
It is not the first time young Tsunoda has found the wall this season, with a string of incidents in practice, qualifying and on race day throughout the year. Bringing out the red flags in Q1 at Paul Ricard, hitting the wall during the race at Imola, and crashing out in Baku at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after reaching Q3.
The questions some will be asking now is that, while the young driver has flairs of brilliance, his F1 season is by no means comparable to his stellar season in Formula 2 last year, or to the performances of his teammate, Pierre Gasly.
With such a heavy demand for F1 seats within the RedBull driver pool, with the reliable, but unlucky Alexander Albon looking for another opportunity, and upcoming drivers Yuri Vips, Jehan Daruvala, and especially Liam Lawson looking to make an impression this year in F2 to get their hands on that seat, Tsunoda will have to stop the rookie errors that have been plaguing him since the start of the season.