Yuki Tsunoda reacts to ‘expected’ decision from Mexican GP stewards following Oscar Piastri clash

Yuki Tsunoda aimed to secure points during the Mexican GP weekend. However, in an unfortunate incident involving McLaren rookie Oscar Piastri, Tsunoda made a serious mistake. This led to contact with Piastri, causing the AlphaTauri rookie to spin out and finish in 16th place. Tsunoda’s frustration was clearly expressed over the radio.

The AlphaTauri has seemed to recover its pace somehow, as confirmed by their returning driver Daniel Ricciardo, who put forth a strong performance in qualifying and lined up 4th on the grid, finishing the race in 7th position.

Tsunoda reacts to Mexican GP stewards decision

Yuki Tsunoda made contact with Oscar Piastri in turn 7, causing his car to spin and drop to 16th place. While Tsunoda initiated the move on Oscar Piastri, he was upset about losing his position. The FIA stewards decided to investigate the incident but ultimately found no fault and did not penalize either driver.

Yuki Tsunoda expected better from 'experienced' Daniel Ricciardo in Mexico  : PlanetF1

When Tsunoda was asked about the FIA decision regarding the racing incident in the Mexican GP, he replied, “No action? Okay. As expected.” He went on to blame FIA for being biased publicly, “They love the top teams, so… that’s it.”

Yuki Tsunoda hits out at stewards after Oscar Piastri incident - Total  Motorsport
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It was largely a mistake on Yuki Tsunoda’s end, but he tried to justify himself by staying ignorant about the situation. “I felt the tires were starting to struggle, and I wanted to overtake as soon as possible,” he said. “Huge apologies for the incident that led me to fall to the back of the pack.”

Tsunoda’s blunder caused AlphaTauri to lose a potential double-point finish after they made it clear they would become regular-point contenders every season.

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Yuki Tsunoda has been struggling with anger issues this year, often expressing his frustration over the team radio. Despite studying numerous videos of Fernando Alonso, he still struggles to improve his performance during high-pressure moments, leading to crashes and penalties. In the recent Dutch GP, he collided with George Russell, resulting in him earning 2 penalty points for causing the collision.

FIA stewards have currently decided it was ultimately Yuki Tsunoda’s fault and handed him a 5s penalty for the race, dropping him to 15th in the race standings.

r/formula1 - Yuki Tsunoda has received a 5 seconds time penalty and 2 penalty points for causing a collision against George Russell

“Tsunoda was on the dirty inside line, and having braked later, he then understeered into Russell. The stewards determined that Tsunoda was predominantly at fault for the collision.” This was after a three-place grid penalty for impending Lewis Hamilton in the qualifying session.

Tsunoda, on the other hand, seemed to disagree about any fault being his and went on to claim that he’s the only one penalized by FIA in every little incident. “I mean, that’s racing,” Tsunoda said. “I didn’t feel like it was aggressive. I don’t think we touched in the end. But I’m the one who always gets penalties.”

Do you think Yuki Tsunoda may be replaced by Liam Lawson later on in the coming seasons, considering his past performances?


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