Posted in: 22/09/2022 – 10:48Last updated: 22/09/2022 – 10:46
Tokyo (AFP) – The Alvatore team has decided to retain the services of Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda for the next season of the Formula One World Championship, according to what was announced Thursday.
The reserve team for Red Bull, which participates under the colors of Italy and is based in Villanica (in the north of the country in the Emilia-Romagna province), brought Ptsunoda to the first category championship in 2021, and by retaining the services of the 22-year-old will give him the opportunity to prove his skills for a third consecutive season.
The Japanese driver said, “A big thank you to Red Bull, Honda and Scuderia Alvatore for continuing to give me the opportunity to drive in Formula One.”
“After I moved to Italy last year to be closer to the factory, I really feel part of the team and I am now happy to continue racing with the team in 2023.”
Tsunoda gave a glimpse of his abilities during the final race of last season in Abu Dhabi, when he finished fourth in his best result so far.
After last season was canceled due to restrictions related to the outbreak of the Corona virus, next month Tsunoda will have the opportunity to race in his country’s prize for the first time, knowing that he is the first Japanese to participate in the first category since Kamui Kobayashi in 2014.
Alvatoori had previously announced in June that he would retain the services of his second French driver, Pierre Gasly, for next season, but with the interest coming from Albin, seeking to compensate for the departure of former world champion Fernando Alonso to Aston Martin next season, the Italian team may have to search for a replacement.
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