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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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2021 Pierre Gasly
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The Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri squad announced earlier this week that it would be retaining the same driver line-up of Tsunoda and Pierre Gasly for 2022.<br>But after a rookie campaign for Tsunoda that has been blighted by a number of crashes, the young Japanese racer was aware of the risk that his bosses could lose faith in him.<br>Speaking ahead of the Italian Grand Prix, Tsunoda said: "To be ...

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Gasly re-joined the Faenza team halfway through the 2019 season after being demoted by Red Bull.<br>The Frenchman gradually rebuilt his confidence and has become one of the standout performers over the past 18 months, taking his first ever win at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix and almost single-handedly keeping AlphaTauri in the battle for fifth in the 2021 constructors' championship.<br>Highly rated ...

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Tsunoda stepped up to F1 at the start of the year after finishing third in Formula 2 last year, but has experienced an up-and-down first half-season in grand prix racing.<br>The Japanese driver crashed out of qualifying at Imola before spinning in the race when bound for points, and also had Saturday incidents in Azerbaijan and France.<br>Tsunoda acknowledged that he needed to "calm down" after ...

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The rookie burst onto the F1 scene winning over plenty of fans with his aggressive driving style in the opening races, highlighted by a series of impressive overtakes on his way to ninth on debut in Bahrain.<br>However, in the races that followed, the FIA Formula 2 graduate struggled, with his approach catching him out, most notably at Imola when he crashed out of qualifying and then spun in the ...

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Tsunoda started his rookie year operating out of the UK, after impressing Red Bull bosses by finishing third overall in FIA Formula 2 last season to secure an F1 graduation with AlphaTauri.<br>The Japanese driver then earned high praise by starring on his debut at the Bahrain season opener after charging through to score points in ninth.<br>However, he failed to score in the next three races, with ...

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The Japanese rookie spun out and crashed at the high-speed left-hander at Turn 4 with 15 minutes remaining in FP1, hitting the barrier with the rear of his AlphaTauri car.<br>While Tsunoda was able to walk away from the crash, the rear of his car was left with significant damage that meant his crew was busy completing repairs for much of the afternoon.<br>It limited Tsunoda to just a single timed ...

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The rookie has had a difficult season thus far, struggling to match the one-lap pace of his team mate Pierre Gasly, and enjoying mixed fortunes in races.<br>Silverstone was another tough test for him as he had just one free practice session on Friday before qualifying and parc ferme rules were applied.<br>Neither AlphaTauri driver was happy with the car once its setup was fixed, with Gasly having ...

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Red Bull and Honda junior Tsunoda impressed on debut in Bahrain at the start of the year by finishing ninth, but went four races without points after struggling in qualifying. A spin in Q1 at the French Grand Prix marked his third qualifying crash in seven races.<br>Red Bull looked to help Tsunoda's development and focus by moving him from the UK to Faenza in Italy, so he could be closer to ...

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Tsunoda matched his best F1 qualifying result to date by taking eighth place in Q3 at the Red Bull Ring, reaching the final stage of the session for the second time in three races.<br>But the AlphaTauri driver faced a post-qualifying investigation from the stewards after Bottas felt he had been blocked during one of his Q3 hot laps, calling Tsunoda a "f**king idiot" over the ...

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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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