Yuki Tsunoda
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Yuki Tsunoda

2000-05-11 (age 21)
Team AlphaTauri
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Tost: Tsunoda must find F1 limit to use “unbelievable speed”

Yuki Tsunoda needs to learn where his true limit is if he is to harness his ‘unbelievable’ natural speed, reckons his Formula 1 team boss Franz Tost.

Tsunoda's Baku pace so fast Tost feared he would crash

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost admits that Yuki Tsunoda's race pace was so fast in Baku that he feared that the Japanese driver might crash.

AlphaTauri reveals Tsunoda's new training schedule after move

AlphaTauri has revealed the intense new schedule that it has put Yuki Tsunoda on following Red Bull’s decision to move the Formula 1 rookie to Italy.

Red Bull planning to move Tsunoda to Italy to rebuild confidence

Helmut Marko has revealed that Red Bull plans to move Yuki Tsunoda closer to his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team to help rebuild his confidence after a tough run of races.

Tsunoda: Controlling myself on the radio my "main topic"

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Yuki Tsunoda has acknowledged that getting his temper under control is one of his main priorities during his rookie Formula 1 season.

How AlphaTauri is taming the Tsunoda ‘thunderstorm’

The talent and the speed are undeniable, but the first four races of the 2021 Formula 1 season also showed that Yuki Tsunoda still has a lot to learn.

Tsunoda 'lost his mind' in Spain, seeks reset in Monaco

Yuki Tsunoda says he is seeking a Formula 1 reset at the Monaco Grand Prix, after admitting he "lost his mind" last time out in Spain.

Tsunoda has ‘question mark’ over AlphaTauri F1 car versus Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda says he has a “question mark” over how his AlphaTauri Formula 1 car compares to that of team-mate Pierre Gasly after a surprise Q1 exit in Spain.

Tsunoda set his "goal too high" for Imola F1 race

Yuki Tsunoda has admitted that impatience and putting too much pressure on himself triggered the mistakes that wrecked his Formula 1 weekend at Imola.

Tsunoda’s Imola Q1 crash "part of the rookie journey"

AlphaTauri does not feel Yuki Tsunoda needs to change his approach after his qualifying crash at Imola last weekend, saying it is “part of the rookie journey” in Formula 1.

Tsunoda got "too excited" before Imola qualifying crash

Yuki Tsunoda has apologised to the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team following his crash in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying he got "too excited".

AlphaTauri built special pedal case for Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda says AlphaTauri adapted the cockpit of its 2021 Formula 1 car to help him reach the pedals.

Tsunoda already contributing to AlphaTauri development

Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda is already making a valuable contribution to AlphaTauri's car development by raising new questions and ideas, according to technical chief Jody Egginton.

Red Bull won't "burn" rough diamond Tsunoda with hasty promotion

Red Bull insists it will not ‘burn’ Yuki Tsunoda by promoting him from AlphaTauri too quickly, despite his impressive Formula 1 debut.

Tsunoda "wouldn't sleep" if he hadn't attacked Stroll on last lap

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda says he wouldn’t have been able to sleep on Sunday night if he hadn’t launched a last lap attack on Lance Stroll at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Brawn hails Tsunoda as "F1's best rookie for years"

Formula 1 sporting director Ross Brawn has praised AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda for his impressive debut in Bahrain, claiming the Japanese youngster is the "best rookie F1 has had for years".

Tsunoda says "strange" medium tyres had no grip at all in Q2

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda says a "strange" feeling on the medium compound tyre during Q2 prevented him from qualifying in the top 10 for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Tsunoda aims to work on swearing weakness

Yuki Tsunoda says that getting angry on the team radio and losing focus is a weak point that he needs to iron out in Formula 1.

Tsunoda explains early DRS use at Bahrain F1 test

Yuki Tsunoda has explained the background behind the early deployment of DRS during Formula 1’s pre-season testing in Bahrain that helped boost his pace.

How Japan's first F1 racer accelerated Tsunoda's rise

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda’s meteoric rise up the ranks is well-documented, but less well known is the contribution of Japan’s first full-time grand prix racer to that progress.

Marko hails "sensational" Tsunoda after Bahrain test

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko heaped praise on AlphaTauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda following pre-season testing in Bahrain, calling his performance "sensational".

The meteoric rise of F1's first 21st century-born racer Prime

The meteoric rise of F1's first 21st century-born racer

New AlphaTauri Formula 1 recruit Yuki Tsunoda has had a sensational rise during his F2 rookie season. But what makes him so special? Motorsport.com asks those he's worked with, and the man himself.

The hidden work that helped Tsunoda grab his F1 chance

Yuki Tsunoda may have expressed some regret about not embracing his love of motorsport earlier, but that hasn't stopped him making up lost time on his way to Formula 1.

Tsunoda "not afraid to make mistakes" in rookie season

Rookie Yuki Tsunoda says he is not afraid to make mistakes as he embarks on his first Formula 1 season with AlphaTauri in 2021.

Tsunoda set for extra pre-season test mileage

AlphaTauri looks set to hand rookie Yuki Tsunoda some extra pre-season running at Imola in an old Formula 1 car ahead of his first race.

Tsunoda will push Gasly within a few races, predicts Carlin

New AlphaTauri Formula 1 recruit Yuki Tsunoda will be pushing teammate Pierre Gasly hard within a few races next season, predicts the man whose team ran him in Formula 2. 

Daruvala: Engine woes made Tsunoda comparison unflattering

Red Bull Formula 1 junior Jehan Daruvala says his gap to Carlin Formula 2 teammate Yuki Tsunoda was exacerbated by a faulty engine that needed to be replaced two-thirds into the 2020 season.

Tsunoda secures Formula 1 graduation with AlphaTauri

The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has finally confirmed that Yuki Tsunoda will partner Pierre Gasly in 2021.

Tsunoda joins AlphaTauri for post-Abu Dhabi GP test

The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has formally confirmed that Yuki Tsunoda will take part in the Abu Dhabi young drivers' test next week.

Bahrain F2: Tsunoda wins, showdown set between Schumacher, Ilott

AlphaTauri prospect Yuki Tsunoda secured victory in a thrilling Bahrain Formula 2 feature race, as Callum Ilott and Mick Schumacher were classified fifth and sixth respectively to take the title fight to Sunday's finale.

Sakhir F2: Tsunoda on pole, disaster for Schumacher

Red Bull and Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda retained a very slender chance of winning the 2020 Formula 2 title by taking pole position for the final round in Bahrain, as points leader Mick Schumacher qualified down in 18th after a collision with Roy Nissany.

Sakhir F2: Tsunoda leads Carlin 1-2 in practice

Honda and Red Bull Junior Yuki Tsunoda gave himself a boost by topping free practice for the final round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship in Bahrain. 

Tsunoda turned down Euroformula Open return for F1 test

Yuki Tsunoda turned down a one-off return in Euroformula Open after being told by Red Bull to focus on preparing for his first Formula 1 test at Imola.

Tsunoda wowed by power, physicality in first AlphaTauri F1 test

Red Bull junior Yuki Tsunoda found the added power and physicality of a Formula 1 car to be the biggest surprises during his maiden test at Imola on Wednesday.

AlphaTauri favourite Tsunoda gets F1 Imola outing

Yuki Tsunoda will take a step closer to a 2021 AlphaTauri Formula 1 race drive when he tests for the Italian team at Imola on Wednesday.

Tsunoda set for FP1 run with AlphaTauri

Yuki Tsunoda is being lined up for a Friday practice session run with the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team as his bid for a 2021 race seat continues to gather momentum.

Tsunoda set for F1 test debut at Imola next month
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Tsunoda set for F1 test debut at Imola next month

Red Bull junior Yuki Tsunoda will make his Formula 1 test debut at Imola next month with Scuderia AlphaTauri.

Honda's F1 exit won't impact Tsunoda's future - Tost

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost insists Honda’s decision to exit Formula 1 will have no bearing on the future of rising star Yuki Tsunoda, and he remains in contention for a 2021 seat.

Monza F2: Tsunoda leads Lundgaard in practice

Red Bull and Honda protege Yuki Tsunoda topped Formula 2 practice at Monza, one week after taking his maiden F2 feature race win.

Tsunoda set for AlphaTauri F1 test in Abu Dhabi

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost has confirmed that F2 racer Yuki Tsunoda will drive for the Faenza team at the Abu Dhabi rookie test in December.

Tsunoda will be in AlphaTauri “sooner or later”, says Tost

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost expects to see Japanese F2 racer Yuki Tsunoda driving one of the team’s cars “sooner or later.”

Honda: Tsunoda "showed how much he's grown" with F2 win

Honda Formula 1 boss Masashi Yamamoto has hailed Yuki Tsunoda's progression after the Japanese driver scored his first FIA Formula 2 race win last weekend at Silverstone.

Red Bull Ring F2: Tsunoda tops first practice of 2020

Red Bull and Honda junior Yuki Tsunoda sprung a surprise to go quickest in the Formula 2 free practice session at the Red Bull Ring on his competition debut in the category.

Monza F3: Honda protege Tsunoda takes maiden win

Red Bull and Honda Formula 1 junior Yuki Tsunoda took a brilliant first FIA Formula 3 race win at Monza from sixth on the grid in mixed conditions.

Spa F3: Daruvala beats Piquet to pole

Prema driver Jehan Daruvala became the sixth pole-sitter in as many rounds in the new FIA Formula 3 Championship in a frenetic qualifying session at Spa.