Yuki Tsunoda
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Yuki Tsunoda

2000-05-11 (age 22)
Team AlphaTauri
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Tsunoda: I need to iron out mistakes to lead AlphaTauri F1 team

Yuki Tsunoda says he needs to “definitely reduce” mistakes like his crash in Singapore and a previous spate of penalties to lead AlphaTauri in Formula 1 next year.

Marko: De Vries should be AlphaTauri F1's team leader in 2023

Red Bull's Helmut Marko believes AlphaTauri hire Nyck de Vries will be the team's leader from the start of his 2023 Formula 1 debut season, despite his rookie status.

Fifth F1 reprimand cements Tsunoda 10-place Italian GP grid penalty

Yuki Tsunoda's 10-place grid penalty for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix has been rubber-stamped by the FIA after the AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver's fifth reprimand of 2022.

AlphaTauri investigating Tsunoda’s 'drifting' car issue that led to VSC

AlphaTauri is investigating the issue that ended Yuki Tsunoda’s Dutch Grand Prix early after his Formula 1 car felt like it was “drifting”, causing him to stop twice on-track.

Tsunoda: AlphaTauri F1 future depends on "things in the background"

Yuki Tsunoda sees no reason why he cannot stay with AlphaTauri in Formula 1 next year, but says his future depends on “things that are happening in the background.”

Gasly: "Very funny" Tsunoda taking F1 more seriously this year

Pierre Gasly believes Yuki Tsunoda “probably took Formula 1 a bit more seriously” through his second season, allowing him to provide better feedback to push the team forward.

Tost: Tsunoda has "good chance" of keeping AlphaTauri F1 seat

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost says Yuki Tsunoda has a “good chance” of keeping his seat, if the Japanese driver continues to perform well.

Marko: Red Bull hired psychologist to help "problem child" Tsunoda

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko says it has organised a psychologist to work with "problem child" Yuki Tsunoda to get his fiery temper under control.

Tsunoda takes F1 engine penalty in Canada; Leclerc safe for now

Yuki Tsunoda will start Formula 1’s Canadian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after taking an entirely new power unit for the weekend.

Tsunoda "not trusting" FIA rules consistency in F1

Yuki Tsunoda says he has no trust in the consistency of the FIA's decisions following the latest change in stance over Formula 1's pitlane entry and exit lines.

Monaco F1 practice traffic sent Tsunoda's stress level "over the limit"

Yuki Tsunoda admitted his stress level went "over the limit" in Monaco Formula 1 practice on Friday as he struggled to stay calm when hitting traffic on hot laps.

Tsunoda on verge of grid penalty after Monaco F1 reprimand

Yuki Tsunoda is one reprimand away from a 10-place grid penalty after he was deemed to have impeded Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen in Monaco practice on Friday.

Tsunoda: "I didn't know what I was doing" in F1 debut year

AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda says he has made a "massive step" during his much improved second Formula 1 season, admitting he "didn't know" what he was doing in his debut year.

Tsunoda: F2 experience will help with new 18-inch F1 wheels

AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda believes that the experience he gained with 18-inch wheels in Formula 2 could give him an advantage as Formula 1 adopts them this season.

Red Bull trio faces penalty points hangover in F1 2022

While Formula 1 is embarking of an all-new rules era in 2022, there remain some carry over elements that could still count for a lot in the battles ahead.

Tsunoda's F1 fate in his own hands, says Tost

AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost says Yuki Tsunoda has his Formula 1 fate in his own hands after being handed a second season despite a rough 2021 campaign.

How "lazy bastard" Tsunoda banished his F1 rookie problems

It's quite rare to find a Formula 1 driver who is as self-deprecating as Yuki Tsunoda.

Tsunoda had "good chat" with Red Bull about Mexico Q3 incident

Yuki Tsunoda had a “good chat” with Red Bull to clear up the incident in Mexico Formula 1 qualifying after facing criticism from Christian Horner.

Horner: Social media 'exploited' Tsunoda Mexico criticisms

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has toned down his criticisms of Yuki Tsunoda, and blamed social media for causing a storm by 'exploiting' his Mexican Grand Prix comments.

Tost: Tsunoda did nothing wrong in Mexico F1 qualifying fracas

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost says he does not understand why Red Bull was so critical of Yuki Tsunoda after qualifying for Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix.

Why Tsunoda wasn’t at fault in Mexico F1 qualifying controversy

Yuki Tsunoda inadvertently became the villain in the eyes of many after Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix qualifying, as Red Bull boss Christian Horner claimed his pole-chasing drivers "got Tsunoda'd".

Tost explains Albon F1 weekend support of Tsunoda at AlphaTauri

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda is receiving help and advice from Red Bull reserve Alex Albon in a bid to help him make further progress.

Tsunoda: Austin my best F1 race so far

Yuki Tsunoda believes the United States GP was the best race of his Formula 1 rookie season with AlphaTauri so far.

How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential Plus

How Tsunoda plans to achieve his F1 potential

Yuki Tsunoda arrived in grand prix racing amid a whirlwind of hype, which only increased after his first race impressed the biggest wigs in Formula 1. His road since has been rocky and crash-filled, and OLEG KARPOV asks why Red Bull maintains faith in a driver who admits he isn’t really that big a fan of F1?

Tsunoda's Hamilton defence in Turkey F1 an attempt to help Verstappen

Yuki Tsunoda tried fending off Lewis Hamilton “as much as possible” early in the Turkish Grand Prix to help Max Verstappen’s Formula 1 title hopes in Honda’s final season.

Tsunoda hopes new home sim can help "sharpen" his F1 driving

Yuki Tsunoda is hoping the arrival of a new home sim can help him "sharpen" his driving as he looks to finish his rookie Formula 1 campaign on a high.

Tsunoda surprised AlphaTauri handed him fresh F1 contract

Yuki Tsunoda has admitted that he was surprised AlphaTauri decided to keep him on for a second season in Formula 1.

AlphaTauri retains Gasly and Tsunoda for F1 2022

The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has announced it will keep its current drivers Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda for the 2022 season.

Tsunoda's rookie F1 struggles "not out of the blue" - AlphaTauri

AlphaTauri technical chief Jody Egginton says Yuki Tsunoda's rookie struggles have not come "out of the blue" given the growing complexity and difficulty of entering Formula 1 for young drivers.

Tsunoda had to "calm down" after early F1 crashes

Yuki Tsunoda has had to calm down his driving style "a little bit" after admitting he was too aggressive in the opening five races of his Formula 1 career.

Tost sees ‘no alternatives’ to current driver line-up for F1 2022

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost says he doesn't "see any alternatives" to his current driver line-up, backing Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda to stay with the team in the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Tsunoda: Italy move has improved approach to races

Yuki Tsunoda says a relocation to Italy to be closer to the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team's base was “definitely a good decision” resulting in a much improved approach to races.

Tsunoda: AlphaTauri F1 car felt ‘really nervous’ before FP1 crash

Yuki Tsunoda says his AlphaTauri Formula 1 car was feeling “really nervous” through the Hungaroring's high-speed corners on Friday prior to his crash during opening Hungarian Grand Prix practice.

AlphaTauri F1's Tsunoda "improving really well" after move to Italy

Franz Tost believes that Yuki Tsunoda is "improving really well" since moving to Italy to be closer to the AlphaTauri team and learning from some Formula 1 rookie season struggles.

Tost: Tsunoda must find F1 limit to use “unbelievable natural speed”

Yuki Tsunoda needs to learn where his true limit is if he is to harness his ‘unbelievable’ natural speed, reckons his Formula 1 team boss Franz Tost.

Tsunoda's Baku F1 pace so fast Tost feared he would crash

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost admits that Yuki Tsunoda's race pace was so fast in Baku that he feared that the Japanese driver might crash.

AlphaTauri reveals Tsunoda's new F1 training schedule after Italy move

AlphaTauri has revealed the intense new schedule that it has put Yuki Tsunoda on following Red Bull’s decision to move the Formula 1 rookie to Italy.

Red Bull planning to move Tsunoda to Italy to help rebuild confidence

Helmut Marko has revealed that Red Bull plans to move Yuki Tsunoda closer to his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team to help rebuild his confidence after a tough run of races.

Tsunoda: Controlling myself on the radio my "main topic"

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Yuki Tsunoda has acknowledged that getting his temper under control is one of his main priorities during his rookie Formula 1 season.

How AlphaTauri is taming the Tsunoda ‘thunderstorm’

The talent and the speed are undeniable, but the first four races of the 2021 Formula 1 season also showed that Yuki Tsunoda still has a lot to learn.

Tsunoda seeks F1 reset after he ‘lost’ his mind in Spain

Yuki Tsunoda says he is seeking a Formula 1 reset at the Monaco Grand Prix, after admitting he "lost his mind" last time out in Spain.

Tsunoda has ‘question mark’ over AlphaTauri F1 car versus Gasly

Yuki Tsunoda says he has a “question mark” over how his AlphaTauri Formula 1 car compares to that of team-mate Pierre Gasly after a surprise Q1 exit in Spain.

Tsunoda set his "goal too high" for Imola F1 race

Yuki Tsunoda has admitted that impatience and putting too much pressure on himself triggered the mistakes that wrecked his Formula 1 weekend at Imola.

Tsunoda’s Imola F1 qualifying crash ‘part of the rookie journey’

AlphaTauri does not feel Yuki Tsunoda needs to change his approach after his qualifying crash at Imola last weekend, saying it is “part of the rookie journey” in Formula 1.

How Red Bull’s latest prospect carries the hopes of a nation Plus

How Red Bull’s latest prospect carries the hopes of a nation

Yuki Tsunoda is the first driver born in the 2000s to reach F1 – and he’s barely tall enough for his feet to reach the pedals. But Red Bull and Honda have high hopes for their Japanese protege, says LUKE SMITH

Tsunoda got "too excited" before Imola qualifying crash

Yuki Tsunoda has apologised to the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team following his crash in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying he got “too excited”.

AlphaTauri adapted 2021 F1 car to help Tsunoda reach pedals

Yuki Tsunoda says AlphaTauri adapted the cockpit of its 2021 Formula 1 car to help him reach the pedals.

Tsunoda already contributing to AlphaTauri F1 car development

Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda is already making a valuable contribution to AlphaTauri's car development by raising new questions and ideas, according to technical chief Jody Egginton.

Red Bull won't "burn" rough diamond Tsunoda in F1

Red Bull insists it will not ‘burn’ Yuki Tsunoda by promoting him from AlphaTauri too quickly, despite his impressive Formula 1 debut.

Tsunoda “wouldn’t sleep” if he hadn’t attacked Stroll on last lap

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda says he wouldn’t have been able to sleep on Sunday night if he hadn’t launched a last lap attack on Lance Stroll at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Brawn: Tsunoda is 'F1's best rookie for years'

Formula 1 boss Ross Brawn has praised AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda for his impressive debut in Bahrain, claiming the Japanese youngster is the "best rookie F1 has had for years".

"Strange" feeling on medium tyres cost Tsunoda Q3 place in Bahrain

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda says a "strange" feeling on the medium compound tyre during Q2 prevented him from qualifying in the top 10 for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Tsunoda aims to work on swearing weakness

Yuki Tsunoda says that getting angry on the team radio and losing focus is a weak point that he needs to iron out in Formula 1.

Tsunoda explains early DRS use at Bahrain F1 test

Yuki Tsunoda has explained the reason behind the early deployment of his drag reduction system during Formula 1’s pre-season testing in Bahrain that helped boost his pace.

What to expect from F1's rookie trio in 2021 Plus

What to expect from F1's rookie trio in 2021

Three newcomers join the Formula 1 grid in 2021. The shortest pre-season in F1 history will have done little to settle the nerves for Yuki Tsunoda, Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, and the Haas team's admission of focusing everything on 2022 means the latter pair have an uphill climb this term

How Japan's first full-time F1 racer accelerated Tsunoda's rise

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda’s meteoric rise up the ranks is well-documented, but less well known is the contribution of Japan’s first full-time grand prix racer to that progress.

Marko hails "sensational" Tsunoda after Bahrain F1 test

Red Bull Formula 1 advisor Helmut Marko heaped praise on AlphaTauri rookie Yuki Tsunoda following pre-season testing in Bahrain, calling his performance "sensational".

The DRS trick behind Tsunoda’s standout F1 Bahrain test lap times

Red Bull may have come away from Formula 1 pre-season testing in Bahrain as the ‘winner’, but its sister team AlphaTauri also turned heads with its final day performance.

Tost: Tsunoda can bring "extraordinary" strengths to AlphaTauri in F1

Franz Tost is confident Yuki Tsunoda can bring his "extraordinary" strengths to AlphaTauri despite facing a steep learning curve through his debut Formula 1 season

The hidden work that helped Tsunoda grab his F1 chance

Yuki Tsunoda may have expressed some regret about not embracing his love of motorsport earlier, but that hasn't stopped him making up lost time on his way to Formula 1