Backed by Honda since 2016, In 2020 Yuki Tsunoda will become the first Japanese Driver to compete in Formula 1 since 2014. Having climbed the ranks at a rapid pace, Tsunoda has gone from F4 to F1 in just four seasons, making a good name for himself along the way.
Winning the F4 Japanese Championship in 2018, Yuki moved to Europe where he joined the Red Bull Junior Driver Programme, in partnership with the Honda Dream Project. Showcasing his skills in Formula 3 and Euro Formula, his racing pedigree and race management earned him a promotion to the reputable Carlin team in Formula 2.
Across the 2020 season he took to the podium seven times, including three victories, and finished third in the Championship, earning himself enough points for a Super License and a well-deserved promotion to Formula 1 with Scuderia AlphaTauri.
A well-liked member of the Honda Racing family, 20-year-old Tsunoda has already impressed. Let's see what 2021 will bring...