Car Number: 33
Date of Birth: 11/05/00
Team: M2 Competition
19 year old Japanese hot prospect Yuki Tsunoda is a member of the Red Bull Junior Team. Tsunoda, also part of the Honda Formula Dream Project, joins championship winning team M2 Competition in a Red Bull liveried car for his New Zealand campaign.
From Kangawa in the Kanto region of Japan, Tsunoda began karting in 2010, beginning with the JAF Junior Karting Championship, then moving to the regional class in 2013 and to the national class in 2014. He started circuit racing in 2016 in Japanese Formula 4 and immediately impressed, claiming his first podium with second on debut at Suzuka for the Sutekina Racing Team.
A full campaign in 2017 saw him secure fourth in the championship before his dominant 2018 season yielded eight pole positions, seven victories and the championship title. The Japanese F4 championship is regarded as one of the toughest junior formulae series to win.
Last season he competed in the FIA Formula 3 Championship and in the competitive Euroformula Open series winning a race in each category with Jenzer Motorsport and Motopark.