Future of Tsunoda uncertain: "It remains to be seen whether Red Bull will keep him"
By Robert McGillivray 03 October 2020 | 05:18
The future of Honda-junior Yuki Tsunoda has become uncertain due to the news that the Japanese car manufacturer will leave Formula 1 after 2021. Tsunoda has made a name for himself in his first year in Formula 2 and has so far won two races. He is third in the championship.
"Should the young Japanese manage to maintain third position in the championship, he will have enough super license points to enter the royal class. AlphaTauri is already planning to let Tsunoda, Honda's best F1 prospect in years, drive at the end of the season in Abu Dhabi," writes Lawrence Barretto on the Formula 1 site.
"If he makes enough impression behind the wheel on the Yas Marina circuit, he would normally be in a good position to make his Formula 1 debut with the Red Bull Racing sister team next season'. This would mean a departure for Danill Kvyat or Pierre Gasly. Of those two, Gasly is currently ranked highest in the championship."
Barretto: "It remains to be seen whether Red Bull will keep him"
"Honda's imminent departure from Formula 1, however, raises doubts about the manufacturer's continued support for aspiring drivers. It remains to be seen whether Red Bull will retain him as a young driver," writes Barretto. So it remains to be seen whether the young talent will be able to enter F1 next season. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)
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