F1: Angry Marko says Tsunoda must learn ‘discipline’

(GMM) Dr Helmut Marko has admitted his frustration with Alpha Tauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda.

Already after Imola, the 79-year-old Red Bull supremo called Red Bull’s Japanese junior “cocky” for making a “really stupid mistake” in qualifying.

Now, Honda-backed Tsunoda has once again attracted Marko’s ire for clouting the fabled Monaco barriers on his first-ever day of practice on the city’s streets.

“We told him a thousand times,” Marko fumed. “In Monaco it is all about going around and around and around. He should learn to have some discipline.”

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – MAY 20: Yuki Tsunoda of Japan driving the (22) Scuderia AlphaTauri AT02 Honda on track during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco at Circuit de Monaco on May 20, 2021 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

Max Verstappen also made early mistakes as a rookie at Monaco and says it’s a lesson all Formula 1 drivers need to learn.

“Physically, it is not very difficult,” he told Ziggo Sport. “If it’s physically hard for a driver, you’re not fit enough.

“But here, you do have to drive very carefully and always be 100 percent present. Mistakes are so easily made here,” the Red Bull driver added.

“In the race, you always drive a bit slower because no one can really overtake you. So it’s more about the attention and the focus that is heavier here than at other circuits, but physically it is not that bad.”