Places are expensive in Formula 1. After forming a duo with Pierre Gasly for two years, Yuki Tsunoda became friends with the French driver. And while his future at AlphaTauri had been threatened for several weeks, the Japanese could finally be extended at Suzuka.
Yuki Tsunoda et Pierre Gasly formed one of the most endearing duos in the paddock over the last five years. Often, teammates do not give each other any gifts, but the two men remained very respectful towards each other because of the strong bond that was created between them. Having become friends, they continue to spend time together despite the departure of Gasly chez Alpine. Several elements led to Tsunoda found himself under threat of losing his seat but ultimately, the situation is changing.
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Lawson, le divorce Red Bull-Honda…
The season is busy at AlphaTauri. Promoted to replace Nyck de Vries, Daniel Ricciardo was injured Zandvoort and it has since been replaced by Liam Lawson. The New Zealand driver shows very good things and this has not escaped Red Bull. The Austrian firm is convinced by the youngster’s performance Lawson and she does not intend to part with Daniel Ricciardo. She therefore finds herself in an impasse for Yuki Tsunodaespecially since during the season, Honda et Red Bull announced the end of their collaboration in 2026. Hondaa Japanese engine manufacturer, plays a major role in maintaining the employment of Tsunoda et Red Bull was tempted to oust the Japanese to take revenge for this divorce. Despite everything, the Austrian group would have reversed its decision for the simple reason that there are still two seasons left to work with Honda. And so as not to offend his relationship with Honda, Red Bull should extend Tsunoda. An announcement could even come this weekend at Suzuka.
Announcement imminent for Tsunoda
Liam Lawson should therefore remain on the sidelines next season. Indeed, Yuki Tsunoda should continue the adventure with AlphaTauri like the ad Peter Bayer, the CEO of the team. “ The negotiations are reaching their final stage. We will be able to make an announcement soon. Probably before the Japanese GP “, did he declare. Good news for the friend of Pierre Gasly.