Yuki Tsunoda is hopeful that his Macau experience will assist his progress when he makes his debut in Monaco this weekend.
Tsunoda has only raced in Europe since 2019, with Formula 3 not visiting the Principality, and Formula 2 not competing in Monaco due to the pandemic during his sole year in the category.
He is the only driver on the current grid yet to sample the Circuit de Monaco.
However the 21-year-old competed around the streets of Macau in 2019 and understands the different challenge posed by a city-based event.
“I’ve never raced in Monaco in any category, but I have raced in Macau for example, so I have quite a bit of experience on street circuits,” he said.
“They’re okay. You need a very different approach on a street circuit like Monaco, especially considering I have never been there before.
“Track evolution is a big factor there, with very low grip at first and then it changes with every session. The key will be not to make any mistakes in FP1 or FP2 in order to maximise my time on track.”
Tsunoda added that he was initially unaware of the altered timetable in place in Monaco.
“There are many unusual factors about this weekend,” he said. “It was only while we were in Spain that I learned that you practice on Thursday with no track time on Friday.
“I will have to make sure I do not lose focus or concentration, but I’m sure I can adapt.
“I have spent a lot of time on the simulator to prepare. Our car has not always been at its best in the slow corners, which is what we will face in Monaco, but I think that even if the car is obviously important, the main factor will be how much I can adapt to the track.”