Regrettably, an unusual emphasis has again been placed on Tsunoda's team radio interactions, following Helmut Marko's statements from earlier in the week.
Frankly, Tsunoda's team radio interactions are nothing out of the ordinary, given that every driver on the grid has moments where they lose their cool.
The infinitely experienced Kimi Raikkonen is an obvious example of this, so it is a shame that Tsunoda has been singled out in this regard.
Still, when asked about Marko's comments from earlier this week, Tsunoda revealed he has been working with a psychologist for some time now:
"Yeah, I was already working with a psychologist from F2.
I'm really happy working with him, and he was part of the reason I was able to step up into Formula 1.
He helped me to develop my performance and consistency in Formula 2. They [Red Bull] hired a new psychologist trainer four races ago...
I think there is definitely a limitation in that I start to get overheated, especially my brain, in the car.
I know that I have to improve to have more consistency, so hopefully, we can work well for the future."
In a very kind attempt to ease the tension in the press conference, Ocon told Yuki, "we love you, man."
That aside, Tsunoda's progress from last season should not be overshadowed by his recent dip in form, though it will still be essential to eliminate mistakes moving forward.
Colliding with your teammate is never good, especially when establishing yourself in the infamously unforgiving Red Bull academy.
Alpha Tauri team principal Franz Tost said some weeks ago that Alpha Tauri would retain the same driver lineup next season, and if Tsunoda can return to his early season form, this looks pretty likely.