Yuki Tsunoda, the 22-year-old Japanese F1 racer hailing from Sagamihara, Kanagawa, may have a year left to prove that his class belongs to Red Bull standard in Formula 1, the toughest format of racing across the planet. If truth is to be spoken, Yuki Tsunoda’s signing as an AlphaTauri F1 racer this year came forth as a rare incidence of patience from Red Bull F1 team who had recently clogged Albon’s career to just two years after picking him up from the Formula 2, however, Red Bull F1 team appeared to have running out of options, as they had to provide another year to the 22-year-old at their Formula 1 breeder AlphaTauri F1 team.
Tsunoda has another year to prove he belongs to F1
Back in the 2021, Tsunoda has been a promising, yet unprepared F1 rookie who had just been picked up following two seasons in F3 and F2.
The Japanese struggled at the first season and he did find himself among the rookies throughout this season as well. The Japanese finished at seventeenth with just 12 points at his coffer, just below Haas’ Mick Schumacher who had been ousted after a disastrous season this year.
Nonetheless, Tsunoda showed signs of promises on a number of occasions this year, but the progress might not be sufficient for 2023, should he need to stay in Formula 1, suggested analysts. Besides, several F1 analysts were quoted saying following his contract with AlphaTauri that he must have to secure points consistently, for which he needs to reach at least qualifying two what he had been lacking throughout 2022.