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BARRETTO: Yuki Tsunoda has clearly stepped up this season – but what has he changed to improve his performance?

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Lawrence Barretto
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Yuki Tsunoda of Japan and Scuderia AlphaTauri talks to the media

Yuki Tsunoda entered the 2023 F1 campaign as one of the drivers with the most to prove. The Japanese driver was too inconsistent and ended up comfortably beaten by his more experienced team mate Pierre Gasly over two campaigns filled with spins, crashes, expletive laden radio calls and some stand-out race performances.

Red Bull and his AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost retained faith in him though, and handed him a third year at the team. But this would likely be his final chance to prove he had the talent to succeed in F1, having made it to the top of the motorsport ladder with just two seasons of international single-seater racing under his belt.

BEYOND THE GRID: Yuki Tsunoda on AlphaTauri, idolising Fernando Alonso, his relationship with Pierre Gasly and much more

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