BREAKING NEWS: Tsunoda Joins Alpha Tauri
He will replace Kvyat for 2021.
Yuki Tsunoda has been officially announced as an Alpha Tauri Formula 1 driver as he joins the grid alongside teammate Pierre Gasly next year.
The 20 year old will be replacing Daniil Kvyat - it is not yet known what role, if any, Kvyat will have with the team. It was long suspected that Tsunoda would be joining Formula 1 in 2021 due to the ties that Red Bull have with Honda.
Tsunoda, who only arrived in Europe two years ago after racing exclusively in Japan, has made rapid progress through the junior formulas after winning the F4 Japanese Championship in 2018.
He finished ninth in his first Formula 3 campaign the following year, with one win and two further podiums to his name. Yuki then made waves in Formula 2 with seven podiums – including two victories.
Yuki has been driving impressively in Formula 2 this year as well and he finished the Championship in third place overall, just one point behind Callum Ilott.
He will become the first Japanese driver to race in F1 since Kamui Kobayashi, who last competed in the sport in 2014 with Caterham.
Don't worry, Leclerc and Sainz aren't going anywhere.
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