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Japanese Driver Yuki Tsunoda to Stay with AlphaTauri for Formula One’s 2023 Season

The 22-year-old native of Kanagawa Prefecture still has lots to prove and team bosses see plenty of potential.

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AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda steers his car during the first practice for the 2022 French Grand Prix in Le Castellet, France, on July 22. (Manu Fernandez/AP)

This article first appeared on SportsLook, JAPAN Forward’s dedicated sports website.

Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda will remain with AlphaTauri for the 2023 season, the Italian Formula One team announced on Thursday, September 22.

Tsunoda joined AlphaTauri at the start of the 2021 season, teaming up with French driver Pierre Gasly. In that time, the 22-year-old native of Kanagawa Prefecture has recorded 43 points including a best race finish of fourth at the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“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,” Tsunoda told F1.com. 

“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 look forward to next year.”

Read the full story on SportsLook.


Author: Jim Armstrong

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The author is a longtime journalist who has covered sports in Japan for more than 25 years. You can find his articles here.

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