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Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda retained by AlphaTauri for subsequent Formula 1 season

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Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda retained by AlphaTauri for next Formula 1 season

Scuderia AlphaTauri has confirmed that Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda will stay with the squad for the 2023 season. The extension means the 22-year-old will spend three years with AlphaTauri after making his F1 debut final 12 months.

AlphaTauri lengthen Yuki Tsunoda’s contract for an additional Formula 1 season (AP)

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Scuderia AlphaTauri has confirmed that Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda will stay with the squad for the 2023 season. The extension means the 22-year-old will spend three years with AlphaTauri after making his F1 debut final 12 months.

Tsunoda, who at the moment sits sixteenth within the F1 desk, stated he was grateful for the chance offered to him.

“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 Formula 1. 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,” Tsunoda stated after the extension.

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— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) September 22, 2022

The Japanese driver stated he is able to push himself laborious within the midfield battle for the rest of the season.

“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,” Tsunoda added.

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost noticed that Tsunoda has continued to enhance this season and deserves a seat in Formula 1.

“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,” Tost stated after extending Tsunoda’s contract.

The id of Tsunoda’s team-mate for subsequent season stays up within the air, with present driver Pierre Gasly being linked to Alpine.

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