The latest Red Bull young driver to make it to Formula 1, Yuki Tsunoda has rapidly risen through the junior categories to earn his spot at AlphaTauri.
Early career in Japan
Beginning his career in karting in 2010, Tsunoda raced in the JAF Junior Karting Championship and by 2014 had made it to the national class. His rapid ascension earned him a Japanese Formula 4 drive for two races in 2016. He earned his first podium in his maiden race in the series and followed it up with fourth. It was in 2016 when Tsunoda was signed to the Honda Formula Dream Project, the company’s driver development programme.
He followed that up by taking the 2017 Japanese F4 East title and finishing third in the national series before claiming the national title in 2018 with seven wins and 11 podium finishes.