Yet it now seems that there will only be one slot left to fill, after Tsunoda suggested that the only thing left to sort was the release of an official announcement – implying the contract had already been signed.
Tsunoda reveals AlphaTauri announcement
"Yes, it's always been like that," he told Viaplay when asked if it's the same story every year with F1 contracts.
"It's always the same whether you get a contract, yes or no. I'm getting used to it."
Tsunoda then went on to discuss the announcement of his contract extension, rather than the confirmation, suggesting that everything is already in place.
"Let's see how the announcement goes, because I don't know exactly when it will be announced," he said. "Hopefully it will be this week, because for a Japanese driver and I think that's what Japanese fans want to know as well."
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