Cunoda and AlphaTauri explained the circumstances of the bizarre withdrawal – F1sport.cz

Cunoda and AlphaTauri explained the circumstances of the bizarre withdrawal – F1sport.cz
Cunoda and AlphaTauri explained the circumstances of the bizarre withdrawal – F1sport.cz

The AlphaTauri pilot was running in tenth position when he headed to the mechanics for a hard set of tires at the end of lap 42. Shortly after leaving the pits, he reported to the team that the tires were not properly attached, to which the team responded by ordering him to stop immediately.

Cunoda then took off again and continued back to the pits without his seat belts on. After another stop, Cunoda again complained about the problem, so the team ordered him to stop again. The Japanese eventually withdrew from the race.

AlphaTauri engineer Claudio Balestri said the team is investigating the cause of Cunoda’s resignation.

“After the stop, he reported something strange in the back of the car. We called him back to the pits to change the tires and immediately after that the car failed. This is now being investigated by the team,” said Balestri.

“For me it was quite clear, especially at the back. That’s why the engineer told me to stop,” Cunoda added.

“We put new tires on again and I confirmed that the same thing happened to me. At first I thought my wheels were just spinning because it was a hard set, that’s why I had so little grip. But I could clearly feel something going on at the back of the car and the engineers confirmed that there was a problem. That’s why we stopped.’

Thus, Cunoda could not bring the well-started weekend to a successful end. He beat teammate Pierre Gasly in qualifying when he started ninth.

“I’m pretty happy with my progress so far and what I’ve been able to do. This week was very strong from my side, I just have to keep going, improve and also learn as much as possible from Pierre. First of all, I need a quiet race week. I think I can get into a good rhythm then. I don’t have it at all at the moment, I want to get back into it and collect points regularly,” added Cunoda, who last finished in the top ten in Spain in May.


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