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Surprise contender for Red Bull F1 seat rubbishes Aston Martin link

Surprise contender for Red Bull F1 seat rubbishes Aston Martin link

Surprise contender for Red Bull F1 seat rubbishes Aston Martin link

Surprise contender for Red Bull F1 seat rubbishes Aston Martin link

Yuki Tsunoda is hoping his his chances of joining Red Bull as Sergio Perez's potential replacement have not been damaged by a recent link with a move to Aston Martin.

The Japanese driver will be heading into his fourth season with AlphaTauri – now to be known as Visa Cash App RB for the 2024 season – coming off the back of a strong end to last season.

Backers Honda are set to join forces with Aston Martin for the 2026 season as an engine supplier, with Tsunoda being linked as a potential suitor for the Silverstone-based team.

But the 23-year-old has rubbished these claims and has his eyes set firmly on a move to the reigning constructors' champions.

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Yuki Tsunoda is heading into his fourth season with the Faenza team
The Japanese driver has no intention on joining Aston Martin

Tsunoda eyes Red Bull drive

Speaking with the media about whether Red Bull are starting to keep tabs on him, Tsunoda said: "I hope so, to be honest because I don't want Red Bull to misunderstand that I am just focusing on Aston Martin or anything.

"I'm with AlphaTauri and have been with Honda since I was 18 years old, I just need to focus on performing for Red Bull, not for Aston Martin or something like that.

"Hopefully, they don't misunderstand these things and hopefully they really consider me for the future.

"If I perform well, then I am the driver, but if I didn't, I understand, but if I am able to show my performance, I would like to have a bit more attention.

"I saw on social media that Red Bull thinks I am already going to Aston Martin, and that is why they don't put me in the Red Bull.

"I don't know if that is true or not, because it is social media, but if it is, then it is not the case, but anyway, I just have to show my performance and convince them to make sure that I am the real material to be in a Red Bull.

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