Yuki Tsunoda (Japanese: 角田 裕毅, Tsunoda Yūki; born 11 May 2000) is a Japanese racing driver, 2018 Japanese F4 champion and member of the Red Bull Junior Team and the Honda Formula Dream Project.
Tsunoda was born in Kanagawa, and started his professional karting career in 2010 joining the JAF Junior Karting Championship, moving to the regional class in 2013 and to the national class in 2014.
Japanese Formula 4
In 2016, Tsunoda made his single-seater debut in the F4 Japanese Championship with the Sutekina Racing Team for a one of race in Suzuka. He claimed his first podium with 2nd in his first race, finishing 4th in his second race.
In 2017, Tsunoda started his first full season of single-seater racing in the F4 Japanese Championship while also contesting in the regional East series of the JAF F4 Japanese Championship. Tsunoda won the title of the regional championship while finishing fourth in the national Formula 4 championship. He contested both championships with Honda.
Tsunoda continued to race in Japanese F4 in 2018 joining the Honda Formula Dream Project team. Tsunoda claimed the title amassing seven wins.
Euroformula Open Championship
Tsunoda had been scheduled to join Motopark in the inaugural season of the Formula European Masters Championship, but joined fellow Red Bull Junior Liam Lawson in following the team to the Euroformula Open Championship following the cancellation of Formula European Masters. After a second place finish in the first race at Paul Ricard and achieving third place in the Pau Grand Prix, Tsunoda claimed his maiden championship win in the second race at Hockenheim.
FIA Formula 3 Championship
At the end of 2018, Tsunoda was announced to join Jenzer Motorsport in the newly announced FIA Formula 3 Championship.
|2016||F4 Japanese Championship||Sutekina Racing Team||2||0||0||0||2||30||16th|
|2017||F4 Japanese Championship||Honda Formula Dream Project||14||3||4||1||6||173||3rd|
|2018||F4 Japanese Championship||Honda Formula Dream Project||14||7||8||4||11||245||1st|
|2019||FIA Formula 3 Championship||Jenzer Motorsport||16||1||0||1||3||67||9th|
|Euroformula Open Championship||Team Motopark||14||1||0||3||6||151||4th|
|Macau Grand Prix||Hitech Grand Prix||1||0||0||0||0||N/A||11th|
Complete FIA Formula 3 Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.