Biography of Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda is a Japanese F1 driver currently racing for the AlphaTauri team.
Born in Sagamihara, Japan on May 11, 2022, Yuki is now 22 years old
Tsunoda, who made his F1 debut in 2021, stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.59m) tall
Yuki Tsunoda in F1
Yuki Tsunoda is racing in his rookie campaign in F1 this year. Racing with AlphaTauri, the Red Bull and Honda-backed junior driver made an instant impact setting the second-fastest time in pre-season testing behind only Max Verstappen.
After scoring points for a ninth-place finish in Bahrain, Tsunoda endured a tough four-race period without adding to his points haul. This run came to an end in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix where he finished seventh.
More incidents hampered Tsunoda's progress and whilst the Japanese driver himself stated his surprise at being retained, strong showings at the back-end of the season seemed to prove his talent was worthy of further opportunity.
Yuki Tsunoda before F1
Tsunoda graduated from the Suzuka Circuit Racing School in 2016 and was enrolled as a member of the Honda Formula Dream Project.
In 2017 and '18, Tsunoda raced with the team in the Japaneses F4 championship.
For 2019, he moved to FIA F3 with Jenzer Motorsport. Tsunoda finished the year ninth and, given his time was spent with a team not renowned for fighting at the front in the category, was rewarded with an F2 seat for the following year.
Now racing with Carlin, Tsunoda had the team behind him to fully showcase his talents and he did not disappoint.
After a shaky start to the season, something to be expected with any rookie, Tsunoda's breakthrough performance came in the sprint race at Silverstone when he took to the top step of the podium for the first time.
Feature race victories in Belgium and Bahrain propelled the Japanese driver to the third in the overall standings, winning him not only a promotion to AlphaTauri for 2021, but also the Anthoine Hubert award for the rookie of the year.
Net worth Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda Net Worth and F1 Salary
An F1 driver's contract and salary
with a team is, of course, confidential information but Tsunoda's deal is believed to be worth in the region of £400,000 ($500,000) annually.
Yuki Tsunoda Girlfriend
As far as we know, Yuki is currently single
, though he does have a hilarious bromance with AlphaTauri team-mate Pierre Gasly!
Yuki Tsunoda Helmet
As is to be expected from young drivers in the Red Bull stable, Tsunoda's helmet is dominated by the branding of team AlphaTauri.
The deep blue contrasts with the orange elsewhere in the design that also features floral detailing.
The number 22 is also displayed atop the helmet.