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Yuki Tsunoda

DRIVER PAGE
20/02/2021

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Yuki Tsunoda

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11/05/2000
21
1.59m
54kg
Single
Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
 

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BIOGRAPHY

Yuki began his professional karting career in 2010, joining the JAF Junior Karting Championship, subsequently moving to the regional class in 2013 and to the national class in 2014.

Graduating from Honda's Suzuka Circuit Racing School in 2016, he joined the Honda Formula Dream Project.

That same year he made his single-seater debut in the F4 Japanese Championship with the Sutekina Racing Team for a one-off event in Suzuka, finishing 2nd in the first race and 4th in the second.

2017 saw Yuki contest the full season of the F4 Japanese Championship while also competing in the regional East series of the JAF F4 Japanese Championship.

The youngster won the regional championship while finishing third in the national series, having contested both with Honda.

He continued in the series in 2018, winning seven races on his way to claiming the title.

For 2019 he headed to Europe, having secured a seat with Jenzer Motorsport in the newly announced FIA Formula 3 Championship. One win and three podium finishes saw the Japanese driver finish the season 9th overall.

With Honda now supplying engine to the Red Bull F1 team, Yuki joined the team's prestigious Young Driver Programme.

In addition to the FIA Formula 3 Championship, Yuki contested the Euroformula Open Championship with Motopark, finishing the season fourth overall following a second place finish at Paul Ricard and a third in the Pau Grand Prix, while claiming his maiden championship win in the second race at Hockenheim.

Following his one season in F3, Yuki progressed to F2 in 2020 with Carlin, going on to take three wins, four pole positions and seven podiums, finishing the season third overall.

Along the way, Yuki covered the mandated 300 kilometres in a 2018 F1 car during a test at Imola, as well as taking part in the Abu Dhabi Young Driver test with AlphaTauri.

The day after the Abu Dhabi test, Yuki was announced as teammate to Pierre Gasly at AlphaTauri for 2021, thereby becoming the first Japanese driver to race in F1 since Kamui Kobayashi contested the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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