Tsunoda and Ricciardo to contend for AlphaTauri in 2024

Tsunoda and Ricciardo to contend for AlphaTauri in 2024

Forward of qualifying at the Japanese Grand Prix, AlphaTauri have verified that they are established to race with Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo in the 2024 F1 period with Liam Lawson retaining his position as reserve driver.

There was some uncertainty all over AlphaTauri’s driver line-up for the impending period. Nyck de Vries was axed just after the British Grand Prix with Daniel Ricciardo possessing taken above his seat at the Faenza-dependent outfit. Nonetheless, the Australian was sidelined just after his awful exercise crash in Zandvoort which prompted the group to advertise their reserve driver Liam Lawson into a racing position.

With Ricciardo’s restoration long lasting extended than initially envisioned and hoped, it was not absolutely sure which motorists AlphaTauri intend to go on to race with. The group has now finished the speculation by asserting their complete driver line up for the 2024 period as Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo go on to race for the group. Existing Japanese Tremendous Method title contender, Liam Lawson will reprise his position as reserve driver for equally Purple Bull groups, concentrating on tests, simulator classes and growth do the job, attending all the races complete time.

The announcement indicates Tsunoda will continue to be at AlphaTauri for a fourth straight period, although Ricciardo will get a complete period just after possessing been still left without the need of a race seat for fifty percent a period.

remaining dependable in 2024 👊 we are quite pleased to announce that Yuki, Daniel and Liam will go on with the group into following yr 🙌 pic.twitter.com/qZ2NarlZIS

— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) September 23, 2023

“I’m so pleased to announce that I will be remaining with Scuderia AlphaTauri for the 2024 Method one season”, stated Yuki Tsunoda. “I’m searching ahead to continuing to battle and collaborate with the group and Daniel. Clearly, I’ll force as a great deal as probable for the relaxation of the period and past, to development as a driver. I’m grateful for Purple Bull and Honda, for continuing to aid and believe that in me, and quite pleased and grateful to go on the partnership.”

Ricciardo joined what was then Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2012, to generate a seat in 2014 at Purple Bull Racing, in which he scored many podiums and received eight Grand Prix together with the prestigious Monaco GP.

Confirming his dedication to the group, Daniel Ricciardo commented, “I’m stoked to be driving with Yuki once again following yr and continuing the journey with Scuderia AlphaTauri. Subsequent the development we have currently produced and the options for the long run, it is an interesting time for the Group. We are developing and it is a excellent experience. There is a great deal of do the job to do, but we are heading in the appropriate route and there is a great deal to glimpse ahead to. Carry on 2024!”

The youngest driver on the grid in Suzuka this weekend, 21-yr-outdated, Liam Lawson has been far more than spectacular in Japan’s Tremendous Method, presently lying 2nd in the championship with one particular spherical remaining. He has currently amazed in Method one by scoring factors just after only two races concluded with Scuderia AlphaTauri as a previous-moment reserve for the hurt Daniel Ricciardo.

“Next yr, the complex laws continue to be mainly unchanged,” stated Franz Tost, Scuderia AlphaTauri Group Principal, “and it was thus sensible to go for continuity in our driver line-up also. I am quite happy with the growth that Yuki has proven above the previous two and a fifty percent a long time with our group and with Daniel’s excellent race-successful expertise we will have one particular of the most aggressive driver pairings on the grid in 2024.

“Peter (Bayer) and Laurent (Mekies) will have a excellent duo to get started the new period in the appropriate route. As for Liam, who has amazed all people in his races so significantly, he will absolutely enable the group in his growth position as a 3rd driver, and I’m absolutely sure he will have a long run in Method A single before long.”

Peter Bayer, Scuderia AlphaTauri CEO, commented: “We are in a privileged situation, in which we have entry to several excellent abilities from the Purple Bull environment. This is a credit score to the do the job that Dr. Marko has been performing for lots of a long time. Both of those Daniel and Yuki have not just proven superb race craft but are also excellent world ambassadors for our group and our activity. Liam set himself in the highlight of F1 in only a few races and I am quite pleased that we can go on to get ready him for his long run.”

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