Tsunoda’s Journey to the Top: Horner’s Latest Update on Red Bull F1 Promotion

Tsunoda's Journey to the Top: Horner's Latest Update on Red Bull F1 Promotion

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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has not ruled out Yuki Tsunoda being considered a potential choice to replace the under-pressure Sergio Perez in Formula 1. Despite penning a multi-term contract extension last month, Perez’s disastrous recent run has triggered speculation that Red Bull could be weighing up replacements. The Mexican has accrued 15 points […]

Despite signing a contract extension recently, Perez’s poor performance has sparked rumors of Red Bull considering replacements. With only 15 points in the last six rounds, he trails 137 points behind Verstappen, fueling speculation about his contract’s performance clauses. Ricciardo, with his experience in the Red Bull setup, seems like a suitable replacement, but his inconsistent results at RB pose a challenge. Though Tsunoda has performed well in the sister car, Red Bull seems hesitant about pairing him with Verstappen. Horner mentioned the possibility of Tsunoda moving up to the senior team in the future, highlighting his potential and the team’s long-term plans. Despite the lack of test opportunities in a Red Bull car for Tsunoda, Horner emphasized that he is a Red Bull driver and may have a chance in the future, pointing to his progress and learning from Ricciardo’s experience. Horner praised Tsunoda’s development and performance, attributing it to observing Ricciardo closely and leveraging the experienced driver’s knowledge and team dynamics.

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