- Team Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda
- Nation Japan
- Date of birth 11/05/2000
- Place of birth Sagamihara, Japan
The first F1® driver to be born in the 2000s moved to Europe just two years ago, won a race in the 2019 FIA Formula 3 world championship, graduated to F2 and finished third overall in 2020, and mightily impressed Red Bull's brass with a test for AlphaTauri at Imola that year.
After his Grand Prix debut in Bahrain 2021, championship-winning team principal and current F1® technical director Ross Brawn called the electrifying Japanese the "best rookie for years". When you consider those who preceded him, that's high praise.
Tsunoda revels in wheel-to-wheel battles, racing with a feistiness (and a vocabulary) that belies his inexperience. There'll be bumps in the road, but he's guaranteed excitement.