Yuki Tsunoda to start P8 tomorrow ahead of Sunday's race.
our strongest quali of the year! 🚀 time to carry that momentum and convert to points tomorrow! ✌️ pic.twitter.com/BEFC0WG84U— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) June 11, 2022
Team Scuderia Alpha Tauri had a very productive weekend which in turn produced good results for them as both their drivers will start in the top 10, with Gasly P6 and Tsunoda backing him up in P8.
Baku is known to have incidents where the team will have to come up with a strategy each having an advantage and disadvantage, so the best option is not yet evident, but have obtained some solid data that can be analyzed tonight, and will try to discover the best for both cars tomorrow.
There are two factors that already play a part in tomorrow's race, tyres and the bumpiness of the track.
Tyres in regards with the high track temperatures. The team will have to wait and see how much tyre usage is in the race, especially at the start when cars are battling hard.
The track on the otherhand is very bumpy which cause cars to 'porpoise' which is difficult to drive.
Tsunoda states, "I think the whole day has run quite smoothly for us."
He adds, "We’re quite happy with what we’ve managed to complete and with the performance of the car so far. We’ve gathered a lot of important data over the two sessions today, so we’ll go away and analyse this with the engineers tonight."
He concludes, "We’ve been consistently in the top 10 and we’re looking strong within the midfield battle, so hopefully we can continue like this tomorrow.”
The competitiveness looks to be present for both drivers.