Yuki Tsunoda is a young racing driver competing under the Formula One series and for Scuderia Alpha Tauri. The Japanese racer became the Japanese Formula 4 champion in 2018 and also bagged third place in the Formula 2 Championship in 2020. He is being supported by Honda through the Hondo Formula Dream Project as well as Red Bull. He made his debut in the Formula One series during the 2021 season.
Tsunoda was born in the beautiful inland city of Sagamihara. In 2010, he made his karting career debut and joined the JAF Junior Karting Championship. After three years, he moved up to the regional class before finally making it to the national class after another year. During his time
Before joining the Japanese Formula 4 series, he joined and graduated from the Suzuka Circuit Racing School and became a member of the Honda Formula Dream Project in 2016. During the same year, he made his Formula 4 debut while driving for the Sutekina Racing Team in the Formula 4 Japanese Championship. He continued to play under the Japanese Formula 4 until 2018 and was able to win a total of 10 races. In 2017, he took the third-place position before finally taking the top spot in 2018.
During the 2019 season, Tsunoda played under three different circuit series. These include the FIA Formula 3 Championship wherein he drove for Jenzer Motorsport and placed 9th as well as Euroformula Open Championship wherein he drove for Motopark and finished in the 4th place position. Before the end of the season, he played under the Macau Grand Prix series for Hitech Grand Prix and earned the 11th spot.
In 2020, he was able to drive for Carlin and M2 Competition for the FIA Formula 2 Championship and Toyota Racing Series. He earned the 3rd place position while playing for Carlin and the 4th place position while playing for M2.
Finally, in the 2021 season, Tsunoda entered the Formula One series.
- 2018 F4 Japanese Championship titleholder
- 2020 Anthoine Hubert Award