Mick Schumacher fought for the Formula 2 title with the Japanese Yuki Tsunoda, which the German eventually won. Now competition in Formula 1 has been revived.
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The previous Formula 2 driver Yuki Tsunoda will get the second regular cockpit in Alpha Tauri alongside Pierre Gasly from France. “It is clear to me that next year I will carry the hopes of many Japanese Formula 1 fans and I will also do my best for them,” said Tsunoda, who finished third in the last Formula 2 season – behind Schumacher and Ilott. .
“The right mix of technique and aggressiveness”
“Red Bull has been following Yuki’s career for a while now and we are confident he will be an excellent addition to our team,” said Alpha Tauri team principal Franz Tost: “In Formula 2, he has the right mix of technical skills. Proven understanding and aggressiveness. “
The Red Bull Junior will be the first Japanese rider in the premier class since Kamui Kobayashi 2014. Tsunoda comes from the Red Bull junior program. Red Bull is Alpha Tauri’s sister team.