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Ricciardo & Tsunoda to race for AlphaTauri in 2024

Ricciardo & Tsunoda to race for AlphaTauri in 2024

23-09-2023 02:07 Last update: 04:50
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Rishi Wig

After much speculation about the potential driver line up into the future, AlphaTauri have officially confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda will continue as the driver lineup into the 2024 season.

With some interest rising about a potential change, with New Zealand driver Liam Lawson deputising for an injured Daniel Ricciardo, the Faenza team have put an end to all speculation. The plan is to keep the lineup unchanged by keeping eight-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo and young driver Yuki Tsunoda, in order to build the partnership and push for better results in the coming season.

AlphaTauri have spoken about Ricciardo's “personal attitude and racing experience will be precious assets in 2024”. It's clear to see why, with AlphaTauri currently rooted at the bottom of the constructor's standings.

When some interest arose in a possible change, with New Zealand driver Liam Lawson replacing the injured Daniel Ricciardo, the Faenza team put an end to all speculation. The plan is to keep the line-up unchanged, with eight-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda, to build on the partnership and aim for better results in the coming season.

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“I’m stoked to be driving with Yuki again next year and continuing the journey with Scuderia AlphaTauri. Following the progress we have already made and the plans for the future, it’s an exciting time for the Team. We are building and it is a great feeling. There is a lot of work to do, but we are heading in the right direction and there is a lot to look forward to. Bring on 2024," Ricciardo said. 

"I’m looking forward to continuing to fight and collaborate with the team and Daniel. Obviously, I’ll push as much as possible for the rest of the season and beyond, to progress as a driver. I’m grateful for Red Bull and Honda, for continuing to support and believe in me, and very happy and thankful to continue the partnership," Tsunoda said.

 
 
 
 
 
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This will come as bitter news for Lawson, as form would've suggested that he could have been a contender for a race seat in the 2024 season. Team principal Franz Tost stated: "I’m sure he will have a future in Formula 1 soon.”