“It was very emotional”: Yuki Tsunoda, the revelation of Formula 1, confessed his fanaticism for Fernando Alonso

Yuki Tsunoda

This weekend, the Formula 1 kicked off the 2021 season. There, three drivers made their class debuts. Nikita mazepin and Mick schumacher in the team Haas, and Yuki tsunoda, in AlphaTauri, they took the exit for the first time in their career. However, the Japanese was the one with the best result. At one point in the race, the pilot surpassed Fernando Alonso, one of his childhood idols: “It was very emotional,” he stressed.

In a statement after the Bahrain Grand Prix, Tsunoda confessed his admiration for the two-time Formula 1 World Champion. In his words, his father instilled in him a fanaticism for the Spanish driver. In addition, he commented on how the duel he had hand in hand with the Asturian was, which ended up in the hands of the AlphaTauri pilot. Tsunoda was one of the highlights of the weekend.

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Tsunoda and his fanaticism

«It was a bit emotional when I passed Fernando. The last time I saw him was 12 or 13 years ago, when I was 7 or 8 years old. I was in Fuji when he was piloting for McLaren and Renault. I am very proud. It made me very happy to have surpassed it, of course it is not the same car, but yes, I was very happy about that, “said the Japanese, who finished in ninth place on his debut.


On the other hand, Tsunoda confessed that his father instilled in him a strong fanaticism for Alonso, despite the fact that the Japanese were on the grid Takuma Sato and Kazuki nakajima. «The first time my father saw Fernando was in Suzuka. He said his acceleration from the last corner is the best of any driver in the category. And that’s where my passion for Fernando comes from ».


To close, he assured that after the battles this Sunday, he took several notes for the future. “After passing it, I tried to copy his driving and in a couple of corners I also felt better with my car. Hopefully I don’t have to drive against him next time. The things I can learn from him are important, and they will help me later.

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