AlphaTauri F1 team extends Japanese driver Tsunoda's deal until 2023

Yuki Tsunoda made his Formula 1 debut with his team in 2021

2022-09-22 15:47:50


Scuderia AlphaTauri team confirmed Thursday that Yuki Tsunoda would remain with the team for the 2023 season.

"I want to say a huge thank you to Red Bull, Honda and Scuderia AlphaTauri for continuing to give me the opportunity to drive in F1. Having moved to Italy last year to be closer to the factory, I really feel part of the team and am glad that I get to carry on racing with them in 2023," Tsunoda said in a statement.

"Of course, our 2022 season isn't over yet and we're still pushing hard in the midfield battle, so I'm fully focused on finishing it on a high and then we will look forward to next year," he added.

The Japanese driver's best finish was fourth in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Tsunoda, who made his F1 debut with his team in the 2021 season, finished his first season in 14th place, collecting 32 points.

The 22-year-old is in the 16th spot with 11 points this season.