Formulation One’s Faenza primarily based outfit AlphaTauri have confirmed that Yuki Tsunoda will stick with the group for the 2023 F1 season, following his first profitable two years with the Italian group.
The Japanese driver made his debut with the Faenza primarily based outfit in 2021, and has accomplished 36 races since. He scored two factors at his first ever F1 race in Bahrain final yr, accumulating a complete of 32 factors on his strategy to 14th place within the Drivers’ Standings.
Nonetheless, his second season has been tougher as far as he has solely scored factors on three events with Spherical 6 of the 2022 F1 season, the Spanish Grand Prix being the final time that he completed within the high ten. The Sagamihara-born driver at present sits sixteenth within the drivers’ championship.
recent off the announcement that @yukitsunoda07 will stick with the group in 2023, he stopped in for a chat about his time with us to this point, his greatest moments, and naturally, meals! ✌️
faucet beneath to hear! 👇
— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) September 22, 2022
Talking of his new deal, Tsunoda stated: “I need to say an enormous thanks to Crimson Bull, Honda and Scuderia AlphaTauri for persevering with to offer me the chance to drive in F1. Having moved to Italy final yr, to be nearer to the manufacturing unit, I actually really feel a part of the group and am glad that I get to hold on racing with them in 2023. In fact, our 2022 season isn’t over but and we’re nonetheless pushing laborious within the midfield battle, so I’m totally centered on ending it on a excessive after which we are going to look ahead to subsequent yr.”
Crew boss Franz Tost added of the 22 yr previous’s re-signing: “As we’ve seen since he joined us final yr, Yuki is a really gifted driver and has improved loads this season.
“The tempo he has proven lately is obvious 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 all the time say, a driver wants a minimum of three years to completely familiarize yourself with Formulation 1, so I’m happy he’s been given the time to point out his full potential,” Tost concluded.
AlphaTauri is but to touch upon who will associate Tsunoda after his present teammate Pierre Gasly has been lengthy linked to a change to Alpine.