Yuki Tsunoda is a young, fierce and aggressive Formula 1 driver, currently driving for Scuderia Alpha Tauri along with Nyck De Vries who replaced Pierre Gasly for 2023. He was born on 11th May 2000 in Sagamihara, Japan but now resides in Switzerland. How tall is Yuki Tsunoda? Yuki Tsunoda height stands at 5ft 3in.
He has been backed by Honda since 2016 as part of the Honda Formula Dream Project, and in 2019 he also received support from Red Bull. He won the Japanese F4 championship in 2018. He placed third in the 2020 Formula 2 Championship, and for AlphaTauri, he made his Formula 1 debut in 2021. The first Formula 1 driver born in the twenty-first century.
Junior Racing career
In the JAF Junior Karting Championship, Tsunoda began his professional karting career in 2010. He later advanced to the regional class in 2013 and the national class in 2014.
Japanese Formula 4
Tsunoda received his diploma from Honda’s Suzuka Circuit Racing School in 2016. He made his F4 Japanese Championship debut that year with the Sutekina Racing Team for a one-off race in Suzuka. He placed second in the first race to earn his maiden podium spot and fourth in the second.
Tsunoda finished third in the national Formula 4 championship in 2017 while winning the regional championship. He raced for Honda in both championships. In 2018, Tsunoda kept competing in Japanese F4 with the Honda Formula Dream Project squad. Tsunoda won the championship with seven victories.
FIA Formula 3
Tsunoda also joined the Red Bull junior team as a result of Honda and Red Bull joining together in Formula One. Tsunoda joined Jenzer Motorsport in the recently created FIA Formula 3 Championship, it was announced at the end of 2018. He had a win, three podiums, and a ninth-place finish in the championship.
Euro Formula Open Championship
For Motopark, Tsunoda also participated in the Euroformula Open Championship. Tsunoda won his first title in the second race at Hockenheim after being second in the first race at Paul Ricard and third in the Pau Grand Prix.
FIA Formula 2
Honda declared at the start of 2020 that Tsunoda would team up with Carlin to compete in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. He recorded three victories, four pole positions, seven podium finishes, and 200 points to place third in the championship during the 2020 season.
Formula 1 career
AlphaTauri (2021 - present)
2021, For the 2021 season, Tsunoda teamed Pierre Gasly replacing Daniil Kvyat. His automobile has the number 22.
Tsunoda came in eighth at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. At the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Tsunoda made history by making it to the third qualifying session (Q3), but after crashing, he brought out the red flags. He came in eighth place overall. At the Hungarian Grand Prix, Tsunoda got his best Formula 1 finish to that moment. After finishing the race in seventh place, he was elevated to sixth after Sebastian Vettel was disqualified. He started the race in sixteenth place.
Tsunoda made it to Q3 in all but one of the following seven Grands Prix, although he was only able to finish in the points in one of them, the United States Grand Prix, finishing ninth. He qualified for the season’s final race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in eighth place, from there he went on to finish fourth and earn 12 points, slightly ahead of Gasly in fifth, improving his best Formula 1 performance to date. Tsunoda finished the year with 32 points, good for P14 in the drivers’ championship.
2022, AlphaTauri decided to stick with Tsunoda and Gasly for the 2022 campaign. Tsunoda placed ninth at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix after qualifying sixteenth. Tsunoda, who qualified sixteenth, placed seventh at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, ahead of teammate Gasly. The race, in his opinion, was the greatest of his Formula One career. At the Spanish Grand Prix, when he placed tenth, he earned points for the third time in six races.
Twelve races went by during which no points were earned. For the French Grand Prix, he qualified tenth, but a first-lap incident with Esteban Ocon forced Tsunoda to retire. Tsunoda earned a point at the USGP, where he started nineteenth, advanced five positions on the opening lap, and took tenth place. He was eliminated from the Mexico City Grand Prix after colliding with Daniel Ricciardo while he was ranked twelfth. With 12 points to Gasly’s 23, he finished the season P17 in the drivers’ championship.
2023, AlphaTauri stated Tsunoda would remain with the squad through the 2023 season on September 22, 2022. As Tsunoda’s new colleague, Nyck de Vries will take the place of the Alpine-bound Gasly.
Yuki Tsunoda is not very fond of talking about his family in public, but we are pretty sure that his family was very supportive of him to take up profession in Motosports. His father played a major role in guiding his career. He also acted as his mechanic and coach during his karting days.
Yuki Tsunoda education
Yuki Tsunoda education completed in 2013 from LCA International Elementary School and enrolled himself at Nihon University but later moved to Wako High School in 2017. Yuki joined Faculty of Sport Management at Nippon Sports Science University. Tsunoda received his diploma from Honda’s Suzuka Circuit Racing School in 2016. He made his F4 Japanese Championship debut that year.
Yuki Tsunoda net worth is valued around $5 Million US Dollars.