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2025 AUSTRALIA ETG Licensee POS Standard RGB 13-16 March


Yuki Tsunoda

  • Team RB
  • Nation Japan
  • Date of birth 11/05/2000
  • Place of birth Sagamihara, Japan
  • Race Debut Bahrain, 2021 (AlphaTauri)
It seems like yesterday that Yuki Tsunoda blazed into F1® like a comet in Bahrain 2021, scoring points on debut. That season was his best so far, but the Japanese comes into 2024 with momentum, and a chance to make a point.
Yuki Tsunoda
Australian Grand Prix Stats
Races: 2
Best Qualifying: 12th (2023)
Best Race Result: 10th (2023)
Podiums: 0
Points Finishes: 1

How so? Tsunoda scored points three times in the final five races of last season (plus the Sao Paulo Sprint) to, quietly, be the main reason why AlphaTauri lifted itself off the foot of the constructors’ table. In a period where teammate Daniel Ricciardo scored six points, Tsunoda nabbed nine and led for the first time in Abu Dhabi.

If Ricciardo is thought to be the man to replace Sergio Perez at Red Bull Racing should it come to that, what does it say about Tsunoda if he can match or beat the Australian? This is an intra-team friendly fight down the field that’s worth keeping tabs on.