After starting the season with Nyck de Vries alongside Tsunoda, Ricciardo would replace the Dutchman before the summer break.
The Honey Badger was, in turn, replaced by fellow Antipodean Liam Lawson – although this time due to injury not poor performance, having broken a bone in his left hand during the course of the weekend at the Dutch Grand Prix.
Lawson's impressive performances in relief of the Australian, notably making Q3 at the Singapore Grand Prix at the expense of Max Verstappen, were rumoured to possibly see him in contention for a shock 2024 race deal.
"I’m so happy to announce that I will be staying with AlphaTauri for the 2024 Formula 1 season," said the Japanese racer ahead of his home grand prix. "I’m looking forward to continuing to fight and collaborate with the team and Daniel.
"Obviously, I’ll push as much as possible for the rest of the season and beyond, to progress as a driver.
"I’m grateful for Red Bull and Honda, for continuing to support and believe in me, and very happy and thankful to continue the partnership."
Ricciardo, who first joined the team in its previous incarnation as Toro Rosso in 2012, before earning a Red Bull seat two years later, is also pleased to have secured a seat for next season after being without one at the start of this campaign after leaving McLaren.
"I’m stoked to be driving with Yuki again next year and continuing the journey with AlphaTauri," said the popular Aussie.
"Following the progress we have already made and the plans for the future, it’s an exciting time for the team. We are building and it is a great feeling.
"There is a lot of work to do, but we are heading in the right direction and there is a lot to look forward to. Bring on 2024!"
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