“I’m excited to learn everything I can from him”- Yuki Tsunoda is impressed by Pierre Gasly’s exceptional exhibits in his career.
Yuki Tsunoda who just got only one season in Formula 2 before making a big switch to Formula 1 has already aroused the interests of several fans because of his quick rise to the top.
But talking to Tsunoda, RaceFans have discovered that he wants to learn more from Pierre Gasly who had an incredible season with Alpha Tauri last season.
“Pierre is really fast and already has a win under his belt in F1,” said Tsunoda. “The first target for every driver is to beat your teammate but he will be a hard one to beat.
“I remember seeing him in Japan when he was racing in Super Formula and I was in Formula 4. He nearly got the title in his first year in Japan which is really difficult, especially for a European driver.”
“He’s an incredible talent and I’m excited to learn everything I can from him this season, as I’ve already seen how integrated he is within the team.”
Keen to race in Japan
After long a representative from Asia would be stepping into F1, and unlike his predecessors, Tsunoda seems to be a Grand Prix winning material.
“I’m really excited to get started and am particularly looking forward to racing in Suzuka, in front of the Japanese fans,” he said. “The last time I raced in Suzuka was in Formula 4 – so it will be a big difference – but I’m really excited to now get the opportunity to represent my country in F1.
“I am also looking forward to visiting many new countries and racing on different tracks. If I had to pick one of the circuits I’m most looking forward to, apart from Japan, it would be Monaco – there is so much history there and it’s a very challenging circuit.”
“The biggest thing for me though will be lining up on the grid with so many superstars of the sport – it’s an absolute honour to be competing against some of the greatest drivers in the world.”