Yuki Tsunoda Will Stay At Alpha Tauri Till 2023

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Alpha Tauri announce Yuki Tsunoda will remain with the team for the 2023 F1 season.

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Yuki Tsunoda will stay with AlphaTauri next season, the Italian Formula One team has announced.

Tsunoda, 22, who is currently 16th in the drivers’ standings he is retained for a third straight season in F1.


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“I want to say a huge thank you to Red Bull, Honda and Scuderia AlphaTauri for continuing to give me the opportunity to drive in F1,” said Tsunoda in a statement.

“Having moved to Italy last year, to be closer to the factory, I really feel part of the team and am glad that I get to carry on racing with them in 2023.

“Of course, our 2022 season isn’t over yet and we’re still pushing hard in the midfield battle, so I’m fully focused on finishing it on a high and then we will look forward to next year.”

Team boss Franz Tost added of the 22 year old’s re-signing: “As we’ve seen since he joined us last year, Yuki is a very talented driver and has improved a lot this season. The pace he has shown recently is clear evidence of a steep learning curve, which proves he deserves a seat in F1, and I still expect some strong results from him in the last six races of 2022. As I always say, a driver needs at least three years to fully get to grips with Formula 1, so I’m pleased he’s been given the time to show his full potential.

“In addition, it’s a testament to Dr. Marko [Red Bull Motorsports Adviser] and his driver programme that we’re able to bring these young talents up from the junior categories and develop them. I’d like to join Yuki in thanking Red Bull and AlphaTauri, as well as Honda, for their continuous support and for allowing him to stay with us for another year.”

Meanwhile…

As it stands, both Yuki and Pierre will remain at AlphaTauri next season as they’re both under contract; however, there’s still plenty of chatter about Gasly going off to Alpine instead.

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The Yuki news is another piece complete in the silly season puzzle, with seats at Haas, Alpine, Williams and Alfa Romeo still to be filled.

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