AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda has vowed to try and restrain himself within the car after declaring he has been "out of control" on the team radio this F1 season.
After a fantastic debut outing at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the following four races have been difficult for Tsunoda with crashes, spins and poor qualifying results all limiting his ability to challenge for points.
As quickly as he has become famous for his undoubted talent, his anger on the team radio is also growing in profile, something the Japanese driver knows he has to tame.
“Controlling myself is now the main topic for me - 100 per cent," Tsunoda told the 'Beyond the Grid' podcast.
"Especially in Barcelona, I was fully out of control. I don’t know why but I just pressed the radio. I had to shout at them. I didn’t have to, but I just pressed the radio.
“This is definitely now my weak point and I have to now really improve on this radio communications. From there it was getting better for radio things and I think it could be [even] better.
“I don’t know why I get too heated up in the [cockpit]. I really like to do the lap by myself naturally.
"Even like I don’t want to have something disturb in my push lap, especially if I’m having quite a good lap. I think most of the drivers have the same thing,”
Tsunoda radio communication key to progress
Aside from shouting at his team in Barcelona, Tsunoda has also made multiple complaints about traffic, most notably at Imola with his "traffic in paradise" rant.
On the need for restraint, Tsunoda added: “I think radio communication is the most important thing for Formula 1 especially.
"There’s no point to shout on the radio, and if you want advice from then, say ‘What’s the issue now?' and 'What’s the limitation of the car now?’ really calm, and they are going to support us.
“If you just shout, they can’t do anything. Radio communications is important for now.”
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