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Tsunoda’s Rise: From Teen to Pro in F1 2024

11/04/2024

Yuki Tsunoda’s transformation into a professional adult in the 2024 F1 season has caught the eye of RB F1 CEO Peter Bayer. His stellar performances are reshaping his career and future prospects.

Tsunoda has made an impressive start to his fourth Formula 1 season, outperforming his more experienced teammate Daniel Ricciardo in the first four Grand Prix.

The Japanese driver secured the team’s first points of the season in Australia with a seventh-place finish and followed up with a 10th place in Japan last weekend.

“A great achievement for the team. We deserved these points… the team is celebrating as if we had won,” said Bayer.

Bayer believes Tsunoda deserves praise for how he has handled the pressure from his Japanese fans.

“Everyone wanted to meet him, take selfies with him, talk to him. He managed to stay focused for the race. He has come a long way.”

“We’ve talked about it often. He’s been improving for six months, he’s focused. He’s moving forward and looks strong on all fronts.”

“In terms of pace and mentally, he’s stepped up. He’s gone from a teenager to an adult. He’s delivering excellent results.”

Tsunoda has already stated his ambition to get promoted within the Red Bull Racing team, while other speculations link him to a future at Aston Martin-Honda.

“Helmut Marko has spoken about it and said he would not make any decisions for now,” Bayer responds regarding his driver’s ambitions.

“But I believe Yuki’s steady progress will shine a positive light on him, making him interesting for teams.”

Tsunoda's Rise From Teen to Pro in F1 2024

Tsunoda’s Rise: From Teen to Pro in F1 2024. Tsunoda’s Rise: From Teen to Pro in F1 2024

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