Yuki Tsunoda: AlphaTauri retain Japanese driver for third Formulation 1 season in 2023

Yuki Tsunoda will stick with AlphaTauri for 2023 after bettering in his second season; Pierre Gasly additionally has contract for subsequent 12 months however his future up within the air with Alpine ; Nyck de Vries may be part of AlphaTauri

Final Up to date: 22/09/22 9:09am


Yuki Tsunoda has been retained by AlphaTauri for subsequent season.

The 22-year-old Japanese driver lands a 3rd marketing campaign with Purple Bull’s sister workforce after making his Formulation 1 debut in 2021.

The identification of Tsunoda’s team-mate for 2023 stays unsure, with present driver Pierre Gasly linked to Alpine.

Dutchman Nyck de Vries, who stood in for Alex Albon on the final spherical in Monza, has been mooted as a possible alternative for Gasly if the Frenchman leaves AlphaTauri.

F1 contracts: Who’s driving the place in 2023?

Purple Bull Max Verstappen Sergio Perez
Ferrari Charles Leclerc Carlos Sainz
Mercedes Lewis Hamilton George Russell
Alpine Esteban Ocon TBC
McLaren Lando Norris Oscar Piastri
Alfa Romeo Valtteri Bottas TBC
Haas Kevin Magnussen TBC
Aston Martin Fernando Alonso Lance Stroll
AlphaTauri Pierre Gasly Yuki Tsunoda
Williams Alex Albon TBC

Tsunoda, who has completed within the prime 10 3 times this season, with a profession better of fourth ultimately 12 months’s finale in Abu Dhabi, mentioned: “I wish to say an enormous thanks to Purple Bull, Honda and Scuderia AlphaTauri for persevering with to offer me the chance to drive in Formulation 1.

“Having moved to Italy final 12 months, to be nearer to the manufacturing unit, I actually really feel a part of the workforce and am glad that I get to hold on racing with them in 2023.

“After all, our 2022 season is not over but and we’re nonetheless pushing exhausting within the midfield battle, so I am absolutely centered on ending it on a excessive after which we’ll sit up for subsequent 12 months.”

Tsunoda is sixteenth within the standings with 11 factors, in comparison with Gasly’s tally of twenty-two.

Images have emerged of a young Yuki Tsunoda celebrating a race win in style.

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Photos have emerged of a younger Yuki Tsunoda celebrating a race win in type.

Photos have emerged of a younger Yuki Tsunoda celebrating a race win in type.

AlphaTauri workforce principal Franz Tost mentioned: “As we have seen since he joined us final 12 months, Yuki is a really proficient driver and has improved loads this season.

“The tempo he has proven not too long ago is obvious proof of a steep studying curve, which proves he deserves a seat in F1, and I nonetheless count on some robust outcomes from him within the final six races of 2022.

“As I at all times say, a driver wants at the least three years to totally familiarize yourself with Formulation One, so I am happy he is been given the time to point out his full potential.”

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