Yuki Tsunoda has apologised to AlphaTauri following his post-qualifying criticism of the F1 team.
After failing to escape Q1 ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix for which he will line up 16th on the grid, a furious Tsunoda initially declared over the team radio: "I can't f***ing believe this car!"
Speaking after the session, the 20-year-old Japanese driver then pointed an accusing finger at the team, suggesting he was not being given the same car as team-mate Pierre Gasly.
Tsunoda said: "I don't know. It is always different feedback compared to my team-mate. At times, it is the opposite.
"I have a bit of a question if it is the same car... of course, it is the same but you cannot tell why the car is so different. Maybe it is just the driving style but I don't know why I am struggling this much."
Tsunoda has now apologised via his social media channels. On Twitter he wrote: "I wanted to apologize for my comments today.
"I didn’t mean to criticize the team who have done a great job all weekend. I was just frustrated with my performance. Full send tomorrow🚀"
I wanted to apologize for my comments today. I didn’t mean to criticize the team who have done a great job all weekend. I was just frustrated with my performance. Full send tomorrow🚀
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