Yuki Tsunoda was seen talking about his views on the fascinating Mercedes’ W13 car in an interview. The W13 has been modified after the first phase of testing in Barcelona to the point that the modified one features no sidepods at all.
The Japanese driver got to see the rebuilt car on the first day of testing at Bahrain ahead of the first Grand Prix of the season in the Bahrain International Circuit. The refurbished W13 was highly talked about during the mandatory pre-season photoshoot on Day One of testing at Bahrain.
The bold designs of the W13 were interpreted in different views by different personalities on the grid. Red Bull Racing’s team principal Christian Horner who has always fancied taking a good dig at Mercedes put forth his doubts about the W13’s design in accordance with the new technical rules and regulations.
Yuki Tsunoda talks about instrumental differences in the W13
Newly recruited Mercedes driver George Russell who is going to drive for Mercedes this season alongside 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton thinks that people should focus on the pace of the W13 instead of its design.
Yuki Tsunoda is looking forward to give some serious competition to Mercedes this season with the help of the newly implemented rules and regulations in the sport which makes competition in this sport much fairer. He mentioned, “Big difference, it looked really cool on the grid” in reference to what he thinks about the W13.
He also expressed serious curiosity regarding the challenger’s ability to cool down given the minute hole the car features now. He also stated that it’s difficult to ascertain the performance of the car with absolutely dynamic sidepods given the fact that Ferrari has been outdoing them in the second phase of testing in Bahrain. “But it looks really different and I’m curious to see how the true performance is from those sidepods,” added the 21-year-old driver.