This Thursday, the Alpha Tauri team formalized the extension of Yuki Tsunoda until 2023, the Japanese pilot will continue his 3rd season in Formula 1.
If we do not yet know whether Pierre Gasly will always be drivingAlpha Tauri next season, we know the other driver of the Italian team for the 2023 season. This Friday, Alpha Tauri announced the extension of Yuki Tsunodathe Japanese pilot was extended for one year.
HE’S STAYING FOR 2023! ? ? @yukitsunoda07
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Currently 16th in the world championship (3 races finished in the points), the 22-year-old driver has therefore convinced his team to extend it once again. “As we have seen since he joined us last year, Yuki is a talented driver who has improved a lot this year. The pace he has been on lately is clear evidence of an upward progression, which proves he deserves his place in F1, I expect good results from him in the last six races of 2022. As I said before, a driver needs three years to get used to Formula 1, so I am very happy to give him the necessary time to reach his full potential.said team principal Franz Tost.
For his part, Pierre Gasly still does not know if he will have a fourth season with Alpha Tauri. Courted by Alpinethe French driver is going through a complicated season, he is currently 11th in the world championship and has only finished 5 times in the points, 10 less than in 2021.