Honda protege Yuki Tsunoda, who’s within the body for an AlphaTauri race seat subsequent season, had his first Method One take a look at at Imola on Wednesday and accomplished greater than a race distance.
The 20-year-old Method Two racer lined 352km in a 2018 Toro Rosso automobile on the Italian observe, sufficient to make him eligible for a Friday first free follow session with the Honda-powered outfit.
The Japanese is predicted to graduate to Method One as teammate to French race winner Pierre Gasly and instead of Russian Daniil Kvyat.
The teen might want to safe a superlicence however is on the right track to do this, rating third in Method Two with 4 races remaining in Bahrain.
Bahrain is internet hosting two Method One grands prix this month and participating in Friday follow classes would additionally add factors to Tsunoda’s superlicence tally.
The Japanese, who may also take a look at in Abu Dhabi after the F1 season-ender there, stated he was struck by the facility and brake efficiency.
“I would like a number of coaching till my subsequent occasions in Method One to arrange,” he stated.
“There may be a lot extra a driver has to do in an F1 automobile, however I had practised coping with all the additional switches on the steering wheel within the simulator.”
Crew principal Franz Tost stated it had been a productive day, regardless of damp early circumstances.
“Yuki bought instantly acquainted with the automobile, which signifies that once we modified to the dry tyres he improved his lap instances immediately and it was fairly spectacular.
“After the lunch break we continued with new units of tyres and he improved additional, displaying that he was feeling extra comfy within the automobile, lap by lap.”
“In his final run, he did a race simulation and he was very constant, which is evident proof he had the whole lot below management.”