Subscribe

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe
Daniel Ricciardo, VCARB 01 battles with Yuki Tsunoda, VCARB 01
Autosport Plus
Special feature

How Tsunoda has proved himself as RB’s team leader  in F1

Most people thought Yuki Tsunoda’s latest F1 role was to be a measuring stick for Daniel Ricciardo. Had the Australian beaten his team-mate, he’d have paved the way for a comeback to Red Bull Racing. But, as OLEG KARPOV explains, Tsunoda has transcended those expectations by being less inconsistent, a lot less shouty and still very quick...

On the evening of 29 October 2023, Yuki Tsunoda felt completely destroyed. He locked himself in his hotel room and wouldn’t come out until the next morning. He knew he’d screwed up.

“I just had to breathe,” he says, leaning back in his chair 
and exhaling as he reveals to GP Racing the torment of last
year’s Mexican Grand Prix. “I wasn’t really thinking about the team. I was probably thinking only about myself. I was trying to catch and overtake Daniel – just for myself, just to prove it.”

Previous article What's the latest on F1's 2025 driver market?
Next article Ben Hunt: Just what is Renault thinking by re-signing disgraced ex-F1 team boss Briatore?

Sign up for free

  • Get quick access to your favorite articles

  • Manage alerts on breaking news and favorite drivers

  • Make your voice heard with article commenting.

Autosport Plus

Discover premium content
Subscribe