With AlphaTauri having suffered a mess of engine points throughout the primary two rounds of the 2022 F1 season, Yuki Tsunoda admits he had not anticipated the staff's struggles with reliability.
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Yuki Tsunoda has expressed his shock on the variety of energy unit-related points his AlphaTauri staff have suffered to this point in 2022.
The Japanese driver had a weekend to neglect on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with engine issues compromising his qualifying session after which stopping him from beginning the race.
Worryingly for Tsunoda, that was already his second energy unit of the season, after having suffered a difficulty along with his first unit throughout Friday apply.
Tsunoda’s teammate, Pierre Gasly, additionally had a stoppage on monitor throughout FP3 in Jeddah, and equally had been given his second energy unit of the marketing campaign following a catastrophic fireplace throughout the Bahrain Grand Prix.
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"Final yr, we didn't have any reliability points like this"
“I am so stunned,” Tsunoda instructed media together with RacingNews365.com of his issues over the newly-badged Pink Bull Powertrains energy models.
“Final yr, we did not have any reliability points like this. Particularly the engine, we had been 100 per cent trusting.
“Even when we had [some issues last year], it was just one or two races. Now, it is two races in a row.”
The a number of energy unit points at AlphaTauri additionally prompted Pink Bull Crew Principal Christian Horner to voice his issues over the reliability of the ex-Honda engines, that are equivalent to these within the Pink Bull RB18.
After two rounds of the 2022 F1 season, AlphaTauri sit sixth within the Constructors’ standings with eight factors.