AlphaTauri F1 Team Retains Tsunoda and Ricciardo for 2024
The AlphaTauri Formula 1 team has officially confirmed that it will be retaining drivers Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo for the upcoming 2024 season. As a sister team to Red Bull Racing, AlphaTauri has shown significant progress in recent years, becoming an increasingly competitive force within the sport. The retaining of Tsunoda and Ricciardo demonstrates the team’s commitment to fostering talent and achieving success.
Japanese driver Yuki Tsunoda made his F1 debut with AlphaTauri in 2021, bringing with him a great deal of enthusiasm, talent, and potential. In his first season, he showcased aggressive driving skills and a willingness to learn from his more experienced peers. These qualities have led him to become a fan favorite and an integral part of the team.
Off the back of a strong 2023 season, Tsunoda looks forward to further progressing with AlphaTauri. He has expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to continue racing alongside his esteemed teammate Ricciardo, feeling that they hone each other’s strengths through competition.
Ricciardo joined AlphaTauri in 2023 after leaving McLaren at the end of 2022. The Australian driver is known for his aggressive style on track, coupled with a charismatic personality off-track. Equipped with several Grand Prix victories under his belt, Ricciardo has brought invaluable experience and insight to the team since joining.
Although Ricciardo’s time with McLaren saw some challenging moments, he quickly found his footing at AlphaTauri. There, he formed an effective partnership with Tsunoda that yielded promising results.
Team principal Franz Tost praised both drivers as key contributors to their 2023 performance: “Yuki showed strong improvement throughout last season, adapting quickly to the challenges of Formula 1 and becoming a regular points-scorer. Daniel brought the experience, race-craft, and infectious enthusiasm that we were looking for. We are happy to confirm their presence in our driver line-up for another season.”
With the announcement, fans can expect another exciting season as Tsunoda and Ricciardo continue to push the boundaries and bolster AlphaTauri’s position in the fiercely competitive world of Formula 1 racing. The team’s ambitious goals and strong driver chemistry signal an optimistic future for the Italian outfit.