Red Bull Can’t Ignore Yuki Tsunoda Anymore

April 4, 2024Ramon Jones
Formula 1

Yuki Tsunoda’s recent performances have the executives at Red Bull confused on how to move forward with the future of their driver lineup. Tsunoda has out performed his teammate Daniel Ricciardo on almost every occasion thus far this season. With rumors of ultimatums surrounding Daniel Ricciardo’s possible removal. Tsunoda has the ultimate opportunity to perform at his home grand prix this weekend in Japan.

Tsunoda Speaks to the Fans During This Weekend’s Preview Festivities

Yuli spoke to press during the pre race weekend press conference, “Hi everybody, it’s Yuki here with the preview for Japan. Very excited, first of all – my home Grand Prix. The track itself is very high-speed and at the same time very risky. Once you step out of the track you end up in the wall, so you know a bit of fear as well, but definitely it’s my favorite track; I never get bored there.

Last year I was able to go through to Q3 so that was very good. I achieved the target but at the same time, I wasn’t able to score points yet the last two years, so hopefully I can achieve that this year. So far, it’s good momentum, I think at the same time, every race we reset and focus, so let’s see how it goes but I’m feeling confident and can’t wait to get on the track in front of Japanese fans!”

Despite not yet scoring points in his home race, Tsunoda hopes to achieve this this weekend. The battle between the two RB drivers should be a good one as it appears both are fighting for their seats as neither is confirmed beyond 2024. The variable of adverse weather could be a factor with rain currently listed at 40% chance this weekend. Tsunoda finished 12th in the 2023 outing and 13th in the rain plagued race in 2022. Can Tsunoda score points this weekend and set the tone in the RB camp that he is the front man?