The Japanese driver, who has 38 F1 race weekends beneath his belt, had an accelerated path to the championship, he rose rapidly via the decrease formulation and proved throughout his rookie season in F1 that he was a pressure to be reckoned with, ending the ultimate race of 2021 with a high 4 end.
After a transfer to the outfit’s hometown of Faenza, the workforce feels he’s absolutely immersed within the workforce, persevering with to work arduous daily, step-by-step, each on-and-off monitor.
“I need to say an enormous thanks to Pink Bull, Honda and Scuderia AlphaTauri for persevering with to present me the chance to drive in F1,” stated Tsunoda. “Having moved to Italy final yr, to be nearer to the manufacturing facility, I actually really feel a part of the workforce and am glad that I get to hold on racing with them in 2023.
“In fact, our 2022 season is not over but and we’re nonetheless pushing arduous within the midfield battle, so I am absolutely targeted on ending it on a excessive after which we are going to look ahead to subsequent yr.”
“As we have seen since he joined us final yr, Yuki is a really proficient driver and has improved quite a bit this season,” added Franz Tost. “The tempo he has proven not too long ago is evident proof of a steep studying curve, which proves he deserves a seat in F1, and I nonetheless count on some sturdy outcomes from him within the final six races of 2022.
“As I at all times say, a driver wants a minimum of three years to totally familiarize yourself with Formulation 1, so I am happy he is been given the time to indicate his full potential.
“As well as, it is a testomony to Dr. Marko and his driver programme that we’re in a position to carry these younger abilities up from the junior classes and develop them.
“I might like to affix Yuki in thanking Pink Bull and AlphaTauri, in addition to Honda, for his or her steady assist and for permitting him to stick with us for one more yr.”