Tsunoda has been part of the Honda Formula 1 project for many years, for which he was also allowed to drive Formula 4 in Japan. In 2018, after three attempts, he won the title and Tsunoda left for Europe. There he needed some adjustment time, but in Formula 3 he won a race anyway and was on the podium three times.
Tsunoda can go to F1
In 2020, Tsunoda had to make the immediate switch to Formula 2. Helmut Marko wanted to see what Honda's talent could do and did not disappoint. Tsunoda finished third in the standings and was the best rookie of the season.
Those performances not only gave Tsunoda a super license but also a place at AlphaTauri in Formula 1. There Tsunoda proves himself alongside Pierre Gasly and replaces Daniil Kvyat. With Tsunoda, Japan is finally represented again in Formula 1, after Kamui Kobayashi had to leave the sport at the end of 2014.