Yuki Tsunoda is a racing car driver from Japan. As of 2021, he is racing for Alpha Tauri-Honda, driving car number 22. He is noted for having won the F4 Japanese Championship in 2018. He is sponsored by Red Bull.
After driving finishing third place at the 2020 Formula 2 Championships, Tsunoda moved on to driving Formula 1. He made his Formula 1 debut in 2021 at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Player Profile and Junior Career
Yuki Tsunoda was born on May 11, 2020. His Japanese name is 角田 裕毅, Tsunoda’s hometown is Sagamihara in Kaganawa, Japan. He currently lives in Switzerland. He stands 159 centimeters and his weight is listed at 54 kilograms.
His racing career began in 2010 when he started Karting. At 10 years old, he joined the Junior Karting Championship.
Formula 4 and 3
Tsunoda attended the Honda Suzuka Circuit Racing School in 2016 and was welcomed into the Honda Formula Dream Project. He debuted as a single-seater racer when he raced at the F4 Japanese Championship in 2016. His first full season came in 2017. A year later, won the 2018 F4 Japanese Championship.
His relationship with Red Bull began at around the same time. Toward the end of 2018, he was named to Jenzer Motorsport and it was announced that he was racing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. At around the same time, he also participated in the Euroformula Open Championship.
He debuted in the Formula 2 circuit 2020, driving car number 7 for Carlin. He had a total of 24 starts and he won 3 events, making it to the podium 7 times. During his time racing Formula 2, he made 4 poles.
His best finish as a Formula 2 racer came at the 2020 FIA Formular 2 Championship when he made it to third place.
Tsunoda made his Formula 4 debut in 2021 at the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix, where he finished in the top 10.
Driving car number 22, he had 18 entries for the 2021 season, starting in 18. He races with team Alpha Tauri Honda. He replaced Danii Kvyat. His best finish in Formula 1, so far, came at the Hungarian Grand Prix which was held in August 2021. He finished in the 7th spot. He rounded out the 2021 season with a career-best fourth-place finish in Abu Dhabi.
He will continue to drive for Alpha Tauri for the 2022 season.
Formula One Career Highlights
- 0 wins
- 0 podiums
- 0 pole positions
- 45 career points
- 0 fastest laps
- 2016–18 - F4 Japanese Championship
- 2019 - Euroformula Open Championship
- 2019 - FIA Formula 3 Championship
- 2020 - Toyota Racing Series
2018 - F4 Japanese Championship
Awards and Commendations
2020 - Anthoine Hubert Award