Yuki Tsunoda (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Yuki Tsunoda will grow to be the primary Japanese driver in Formula One in seven years after he’ll exchange Daniil Kvyat at AlphaTauri in 2021.
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- Last Updated: December 16, 2020, 16:15 IST
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Japan may have a driver in Formula One for the primary time in seven years after AlphaTauri confirmed Wednesday that Yuki Tsunoda will exchange Daniil Kvyat on the crew in 2021.
Tsunoda steps as much as F1 after inserting third in Formula Two final season with three race wins. He gained the F2 rookie of the 12 months award because the highest-scoring driver in his first season. The 20-year-old Tsunoda would be the first F1 driver to be born within the 21st century.
He will companion Pierre Gasly at AlphaTauri, which is Red Bull’s second crew with a deal with growing proficient drivers who can signify the primary crew.
Red Bull has been following Yukis profession for some time now and I’m certain he will probably be an ideal asset to our crew,” AlphaTauri crew principal Franz Tost stated. Watching him in Formula 2 this 12 months, he has demonstrated the correct mix of racing aggression and good technical understanding.
Tsunoda drove this 12 months’s AlphaTauri automobile throughout testing in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, inserting fifth-fastest of 15 runners.
The final Japanese driver in F1 was Kamui Kobayashi, who raced for Toyota, Sauber and Caterham earlier than leaving on the finish of the 2014 season.
Kvyat is with out an F1 drive for 2021. The Russian has spent six seasons in F1 with AlphaTauri and Red Bull.