Alpha Tauri “Hardware Problems” Explanation of Japan F1 GP qualifying issues that plagued Yuki Tsunoda and Gasly |

Guillaume Desoutou, head of the vehicle performance department at AlphaTauri, explained that the brake problems experienced by two AT03 cars during official qualifying for the Japanese F1 GP on the 8th (Saturday) were “brake problems”.

Yuki Tsunoda managed to advance to Q2 in 12th place with 3 new sets, but Pierre Guthrie exploded in displeasure saying: “The brakes don’t work!” We suffered a defeat in Q1.

“FP3 was our first chance to set the car up for dry conditions, but we struggled to find the right balance, especially in the garage on Pierre’s side,” Desotout said after Saturday’s session.

“So we took more risks than usual, and we made a lot of changes in the set-up of both cars for qualifying.

“Unfortunately, we were hampered by a brake material problem, which we need to analyze in detail to understand the cause.”

“In Q1, both drivers suffered from front wheel lockup. Yuki managed to get a good lap, but Pierre was eliminated.”

“Coming into Q2, Yuki showed more performance from the car, but he still lacked confidence in his braking.

Yuki Tsunoda is 13th on the grid sandwiched between Alfa Romeo, and Gasly is 17th on the grid behind the Williams FW44, which overwhelms the others with speed traps.

“There are still opportunities,” Desotout said.

“Especially if some forecasts announce rain in the middle of the race. To take away”


2022 F1 Japanese Grand Prix QualifyingMax Verstappen (Red Bull) takes pole position. Charles Leclerc was 2nd, Carlos Sainz was 3rd and Ferrari continued.

The final race of the 2022 Japanese F1 Grand Prix will start the formation lap at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday October 9 and will compete for the championship by completing 53 laps of the Suzuka Circuit, which is 5807m long.

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