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11 May 2000 (21)
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about Yuki Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda (Japanese: ?? ??, Tsunoda Y?ki; born 11 May 2000) is a Japanese racing driver who is due to race for Scuderia AlphaTauri in Formula One in 2021. He was the 2018 Japanese F4 champion and is a member of the Honda Formula Dream Project and the Red Bull Junior Team. He finished third in the 2020 Formula 2 Championship and is due to make his Formula One debut in 2021 for AlphaTauri, a team owned by Red Bull and using Honda engines.


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The Japanese rookie has had a rollercoaster season for AlphaTauri so far, after making the jump up to grand prix racing from Formula 2.<br>After impressing on his debut in Bahrain, he endured more difficult times with a big qualifying crash at Imola, criticised his team after a frustrating time in Spain and having a practice smash in Monaco.<br>He was back in the points at the Azerbaijan Grand ...

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Tsunoda started the Azerbaijan race from seventh on the grid despite a crash in the final part of qualifying, and after a strong run he was sixth at the time of the late red flag.<br>At the restart gained a spot when Lewis Hamilton went straight on at the first corner, but over the rest of the lap he lost places to both Lando Norris and Fernando Alonso before claiming seventh at the flag.<br>Tost ...

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In the wake of some difficult early season races for AlphaTauri, a decision was taken for Tsunoda to be relocated from the UK to Faenza so he could be closer to his crew.<br>Team boss Franz Tost thinks the move will help fast track Tsunoda's learning, and he has personally come up with an intense daily schedule to ensure the youngster is fully focused on what he needs to do.<br>"The daily routine ...

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Tsunoda moved into F1 for 2021 after finishing third in last year’s F2 championship, and starred on debut with a charge through to ninth place in Bahrain.<br>But the Japanese driver has failed to score any points since then, with a notable low point coming at Imola when he crashed out of qualifying and then spun in the race while inside the points.<br>Red Bull advisor Marko was instrumental in ...

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Tsunoda's heated and often expletive-ridden team radio messages attracted a lot of attention this season and drew mixed responses from fans and observers.<br>Speaking on F1's Beyond The Grid podcast, Tsunoda accepted that his temper behind the wheel and his team radio communications are a "main topic" to improve in the coming races, admitting he doesn't know why he gets so hot under the ...

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Motorsport.com spoke with race engineer Mattia Spini about how AlphaTauri tries to turn the Japanese ‘fury’ into a driver that can ‘achieve what we all want him to achieve’.<br>Tsunoda impressed by scoring points on his F1 debut as he finished ninth in Bahrain. A qualifying crash at Imola, conditions that were especially tricky for a rookie in Portugal and a technical issue at Barcelona ...

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The Japanese rookie had to apologise to his AlphaTauri team in Barcelona after suggesting in a television interview that he may not be getting identical machinery to teammate Pierre Gasly.<br>His comments came after a shock Q1 exit in the Spanish Grand Prix, where he also let rip on team radio about his car as he ended up 16th on the grid and was at a loss to explain why.<br>But after a difficult ...

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The Japanese driver was angry after being dumped out of Q1 for the Spanish Grand Prix, having been left with no explanation as to why he was lacking pace.<br>Tsunoda went on to suggest that the characteristics of his AlphaTauri AT02 car seemed different to those of Gasly across the garage, who managed to qualify 12th in Spain. He pointed out that the feedback he was giving about the car was not ...

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Tsunoda finished 16th in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, narrowly missing out on a place in Q2.<br>The Japanese driver was heard over team radio complaining about the car after his Q1 knockout before being told to calm down by his race engineer.<br>Asked about his qualifying struggles, Tsunoda said after the session that he prepared the car ...

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Coming off the back of a promising debut in Bahrain, the Japanese rookie had hoped to impress more at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix a fortnight ago.<br>However, a crash in Q1 that left him at the back of the grid, allied to a spin in the race, meant he missed out on points.<br>Tsunoda has spent the time since the last race analysing what went wrong, and he thinks it was the result of getting ...

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Tsunoda starred for AlphaTauri on debut in Bahrain last month as he fought through to ninth place, but endured a more challenging second race weekend at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.<br>Tsunoda crashed heavily early in Q1 at Imola, losing the rear of the car at the exit of the Variante Alta chicane. It meant he had to start the race at the back of the grid, and left his car in need of a ...

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Tsunoda crashed heavily at the exit of Variante Alta early in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Saturday, causing a red flag and bringing his session to an end.<br>The Japanese driver was able to walk away from the crash unscathed, but his car was less fortunate after he spun rearwards into the barrier at speed.<br>AlphaTauri’s mechanics were left with a sizeable amount of repairs ...

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Following his impressive showing on debut in Bahrain three weeks ago, Tsunoda arrived at Imola hopeful of challenging for a second haul of points and a maiden Q3 appearance.<br>But the Japanese driver lost the rear of his AT02 car at the exit of the Variante Alta chicane, causing him to spin backwards into the wall.<br>It left his car with significant damage and brought out a red flag, as well as ...

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As Tsunoda is 5ft2 (157cm), he says his team has built a "a special pedal case" to ensure he can operate the pedals in the AT02 as usual.<br>Tsunoda explained the situation in the pre-event press conference for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, a home event for the AlphaTauri squad as the Imola track is just 10 miles from its Faenza base, when he was asked if he had contributed new ideas to the Red ...

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Tsunoda became the latest member of Red Bull's young driver programme to reach F1 after making his grand prix debut in Bahrain at the end of last month, moving up from Formula 2.<br>Tsunoda impressed in his first race, charging through to ninth place to score two points for AlphaTauri with a series of impressive overtakes.<br>The team has previously spoken about the important role Tsunoda's ...

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Honda-backed Tsunoda ended the seven-year wait for a full-time Japanese grand prix driver by securing a seat at AlphaTauri alongside Pierre Gasly for 2021, earning plaudits for his performances in pre-season testing and the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. <br>The 20-year-old finished ninth in Bahrain to become the first Japanese driver ever to earn points on his debut. <br><br>Read ...

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The Japanese youngster marked himself out as a future star with a great showing at last weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.<br>He set the second fastest time in Q1 and finished inside the points in ninth place, having pulled off a great overtaking move on Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll on the final lap.<br>Tsunoda’s pace and the hype surrounding him has already prompted suggestions he could be in the ...

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The Japanese driver already had a debut point for 10th place in his pocket, but he showed that he already means business by stealing ninth place from Stroll at the start of the final lap.<br>Tsunoda had been frustrated in qualifying, starting only 13th after struggling on the medium tyres in Q2, while his teammate Pierre Gasly ultimately earned fifth.<br>He then lost a couple of places on his ...

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Red Bull and Honda protege Tsunoda was promoted to AlphaTauri at the expense of Daniil Kvyat after a sole season in Formula 2 and immediately impressed by scoring points on his Bahrain F1 debut.<br>Tsunoda only started 13th on the grid after struggling to put a good lap together in Q2, but then produced a combative display which saw him duel with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso before ...

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The 20-year-old Japanese was a stunning second fastest in Q1 on soft tyres, behind only eventual poleman Max Verstappen, but struggled in Q2 as AlphaTauri attempted to get Tsunoda and teammate Pierre Gasly through to the top 10 shootout on the medium C3 tyres.<br>But while Gasly clocked the eighth fastest time in Q3, F2 graduate Tsunoda struggled to 13th and reported that "it's not acceptable for ...

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The AlphaTauri driver let rip with some choice swear words on team radio during first free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix after being dumped out in to traffic.<br>While his feistiness captured the interest of fans on social media, Tsunoda thinks that he needs to control his emotions better.<br>“I always try to be more calm every session, because this is like my weakest point,” he ...

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The AlphaTauri driver impressed with the second fastest time of the test on the final day, putting in a lap that was just 0.093 seconds off Max Verstappen’s benchmark effort.<br>But eagle eyed observers and rival teams had spotted that Tsunoda’s performance was lifted by him using his DRS much earlier than normal - handing him a lap time and straightline speed advantage over everyone ...

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From winning the Japanese Formula 4 title to earning a drive in F1 in the space of three years, via standout campaigns in FIA Formula 3 and Formula 2 - it’s an impressive rate of progression by anybody’s standards. But, it could have all been quite different without the intervention of a certain Satoru Nakajima, who in 1987 became the first Japanese driver to complete a full season in F1 as ...

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Tsunoda will make his F1 debut next weekend in Bahrain after being promoted by Red Bull to its sister team off the back of his third-place finish in Formula 2 last year.<br>After completing private tests for AlphaTauri in old F1 machinery, Tsunoda enjoyed his first extended running in the team's 2021 car in Bahrain last week.<br>Tsunoda turned heads with his charge to second place in the ...

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Yuki Tsunoda was able to charge to second place in the final classification thanks to some rapid late runs on Sunday evening in Bahrain, ending testing just 0.093 seconds off Max Verstappen’s fastest time.<br>It was a performance that turned heads throughout the paddock, not only for how good the AlphaTauri AT02 car is looking, but also for how well Tsunoda is already faring ahead of his F1 ...

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