Tost expects Honda-junior Tsunoda to join AlphaTauri "sooner than later"
AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost has labelled Yuki Tsunoda a "fantastic driver" and expects the Japanese driver to transition to Formula 1 "sooner than later".
Tsunoda is competing with the Carlin team in his rookie Formula 2 campaign and the 20-year-old Japanese driver currently sits fourth in the standings.
He has three podiums to his name and, following a break through win in the sprint race on the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix weekend, Tsunoda scored a brace of fourth place finishes in Spain.
Given the high level of speculation surrounding Mick Schumacher, who sits fifth in the standings, making the step up to F1, Tost could understand why the chances of Tsunoda gaining a promotion are being talked up.
Tost said: “First of all, Red Bull and Honda are supporting Tsunoda because he is a fantastic driver. He is really a talented driver, very highly skilled, and he showed this in Formula 3 last year, he showed this [in F2] this year year.
“I remember back in the race in Austria in the wet conditions when he was leading the race but the unfortunately, because of some radio problems he came in for the tyre stop too late and finished second.
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