FIA chief ‘storms down pitlane’ after seeing Yuki Tsunoda’s F1 car fixed with gaffer tape

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FIA bosses might not be impressed with AlphaTauri’s fast repair to mechanical points.

FIA chief 'storms down pitlane' after seeing Yuki Tsunoda's F1 car fixed with gaffer tape

Yuki Tsunoda’s wing was taped shut (Picture: f1 / Twitter)

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FIA technical delegate Jo bauer ‘stomped’ down the pits to talk to AlpaTauri as they tape uo Yuki Tsunoda’s wing, in line with Karun Chandhok. The Sky Sports activities pit reporter claimed Bauer was strolling in direction of Alpha Taurio simply as Tsunoda left the pits with thick gray tape overlaying his DRS flap. 

The Japanese driver’s rear wing was seen caught half open which brought on him to obtain the black and orange flag. This compelled the crew to repair the automobile instantly and so they used three bits of tape to dramatically repair the broken half. 

Talking on Sky Sports activities F1, Chandhok stated: “I inform you what, Jo Bauer from the FIA has come stomping down the pitlane. Jo Bauer sadly received right here about 5 seconds too late and the automobile had already skidded off. This might not be one thing the FIA are notably pleased with.”

Moments later Paul di Resta slammed Alpha Tauri’s fast repair. He stated: “You’ll be able to’t tape a wing like that!”

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FIA chief 'storms down pitlane' after seeing Yuki Tsunoda's F1 car fixed with gaffer tape

The crew used items of tape to maintain the wing closed (Picture: Sky Sports activities F1)

Tsunoda was battling with Sebastian Vettel with hopes of a top-five end earlier than the failure. After the pitstop, the 22-year-old got here out thirteenth and was advised he couldn’t use his DRS.

Since returning to trace, the FIA has not issued any additional statements in relation to the rear wing, suggesting they could consider the tape was authorized. 

The outcome can be much more disappointing for AlphaTauri on a observe they appeared to have tempo on. His teammate Pierre Gasly was in a position to end fifth, the most effective of the midfield groups behind Crimson Bull and Mercedes.

Tsunoda would have probably scored his finest results of the season if he had completed the race, beating the seventh he scored on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The Japanese driver has had a tough begin to the season with only a handful of factors finishes. 

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FIA chief 'storms down pitlane' after seeing Yuki Tsunoda's F1 car fixed with gaffer tape

Yuki Tsunoda may have secured his finest end of the season (Picture: Getty)

He has solely scored one level since Imola however got here into the weekend forward of teammate Gasly within the standings. It comes after Tsunoda loved a fantastic Saturday in Baku, making solely his second Q3 look this season.

He stated: “It’s been day, I’m actually pleased with that Quali. I received a bit fortunate getting by way of to Q3, however I feel the lap I did was good, particularly contemplating it was an outdated set of tyres, so I’m happy with my efficiency at present.”

Max Verstappen went on to assert victory on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix from Sergio Perez in second. Charles Leclerc seemed the almost definitely to problem the Crimson Bull’s earlier than he suffered a mechanical failure midway by way of the race.

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