Feb.17 (GMM) A Japanese driver could be fast-tracked into Formula 1 later this year.
It is no secret that Honda would like a home-grown talent for its F1 programme, and the leading contender at present is Yuki Tsunoda.
In his first season out of Japan last year, the 19-year-old impressed in Formula 3 and, with Honda and Red Bull’s backing, he will step up to F2 with Carlin in 2020.
“Friday drivers are not planned in the first half of the season,” Honda-powered Red Bull sister team Alpha Tauri’s boss Franz Tost told Speed Week.
“After that we will have to see. I think Yuki Tsunoda is a candidate as he was strong in Formula 3 and he is in Formula 2 this year,” he said.
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