It’s official! Formula 1 has a new driver for the 2021 season Who is it?

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The 2020 season of the Formula 1 it is over. However, the teams that make up the paddock still continue their work in order to face next year in the best way. That is why so much AlphaTauri, as Red bull They did not confirm who will be their second drivers to face the next commitment. On the morning of this Wednesday, it was confirmed a new pilot will reach the category.

It’s about Japanese Yuki tsunoda. This young driver comes from being third in the Formula 2 classifier, a championship that the German won Mick schumacher. Both drivers will be promoted to Formula 1 after fighting the second category. Schumacher will do it alongside Haas, while Tsunoda with AlphaTauri, instead of Daniil kvyat.

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Tsunoda is the first paddock rider in the category who was born in the 2000s. The Japanese was born on May 11, 2000, making it only 20 years old, he will become the youngest rider on the grid. Furthermore, he is the first Japanese driver in the last six years, as the last one was Kamui kobayashi who left Formula 1 in 2014.

AlphaTauri statement

“Like most drivers, it has always been my goal to race Formula 1, so I am very happy with this news. I want to thank AlphaTauri, Red Bull and the Dr. (Helmut) Marko for giving me this opportunity and, of course, all of Honda for all their support so far in my career, which has given me a great opportunity to race in Europe, “said Tsunoda in a statement released on Wednesday.

“Red Bull has followed Yuki’s path for a while and I am sure he will be a great asset to our team. In Formula 2 this year he has shown the perfect mix of aggressiveness and good technical understanding, ”added team boss AlphaTauri, Franz tost. The Italian team took a victory this season in the Italian Grand Prix, led by Pierre Gasly.

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