Japanese Method Two driver Yuki Tsunoda will check with the Pink Bull-owned AlphaTauri Method One group at Imola subsequent month.

Tsunoda, presently third within the F2 standings, will drive a 2018 Toro Rosso automobile — the newest allowed for such a check — on Nov. four after the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on the Italian circuit.

The Honda-backed 20-year-old is a contender to race for AlphaTauri subsequent season and the 300km check will qualify him to participate in a grand prix apply session.

The group’s Twitter feed confirmed the Japanese having a seat becoming at their Faenza manufacturing unit in Italy.

AlphaTauri have stated their driver lineup for 2021 will probably be primarily based on expertise, no matter the truth that Honda are quitting as an engine supplier on the finish of 2021. They presently have Frenchman Pierre Gasly and Russian Daniil Kvyat.

“A driver involves AlphaTauri due to his sporting success. It has nothing to do whether or not Honda continues or not,” group boss Franz Tost informed Method One tv.

“Yuki Tsunoda is doing a unbelievable job in F2, he received two races — one in Spa, one in Silverstone and in Austria in moist situations he was main for a very long time and due to radio downside, he completed solely second.

“He has the pure velocity, he has the abilities and the remaining, we’ll see.”

Tsunoda’s present F2 group boss Trevor Carlin informed Reuters on Tuesday that he noticed the Japanese as a shoe-in for the AlphaTauri drive.


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