Full Name: Yuki Tsunoda
Age: 20 (11th May, 2000)
Place of birth: Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
Current team: Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda Formula 1 Team
Salary as driver: $0.5M (according to Sportac)
Salary as endorsements: unknown
First F1 appearance: Bahrain Grand Prix in March 2021 with Scuderia AlphaTauri (team-mate: Pierre Gasly)
Also Read – Most Affluent Formula 1 Drivers in History
Honda: Yuki Tsunoda has been backed by Honda through their Honda Formula Dream project since 2016. He was also the 2018 Japanese F4 champion. Tsunoda has not spent more than 1 year in the junior category racing, moving from F4 in 2018 to F1 in 2021.
Honda Cars: Apart from Honda Motor Company, Honda Cars, a subsidiary of the former, also promotes and sponsors Yuki Tsunoda.
Red Bull: In 2018, after winning the Formula 4 Japan championship, Red Bull officially signed up Yuki Tsunoda into their Junior driver program. They have been supporting him compete in F3, F2 and now in F1 since.
Maseki Geinosha: Maseki Geinosha is a Japanese talent agency, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. More famous for managing comedians, Maseki will be managing Yuki Tsunoda as he races in his first ever F1 season in 2021.
Protex: Yuki Tsunoda endorses Protex, an OEM cosmetics planning and manufacturing firm based in Japan. Tsunoda has featured in digital advertisements and uses his social media to publicize this partnership.
CrossFit La Côte: CrossFit La Côte is a Swiss fitness and training equipments manufacturer. They have been working with Yuki Tsunoda to promote their brand and products, with Yuki working advertisements and social media posts for them.
Arai Helmets: Arai is a Netherlands based helmet manufacturer, which has ties with all the major motor sporting events. Yuki Tsunoda will use Arai helmets while racing in F1.
Racing Gear Print Services 3P: Racing Gear Print Services 3P, as the name suggests, supplies Racing Gears and merchandises to racers and teams. Yuki Tsunoda employs this Japanese company for all his F1 racing gear requirements.
Platz: Platz is a pet supplies manufacturer, based in Japan. Yuki Tsunoda has a partnership in place with Platz which sees his endorse their products.
- Yuki Tsunoda is the first Japanese driver to score points in his debut Formula One race.
- Yuki Tsunoda did not spend more than one year in any of the Junior racing categories, rising from F4 in 2018 to F1 in 2021.