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Little Japanese immediately overtakes his great idol Fernando Alonso during the first F1 race: “An emotional moment”

Yuki Tsunoda
Foto: AlphaTauri F1 team

At 1m59, Yuki Tsunoda is probably the smallest F1 driver ever, but that doesn’t stop the little Japanese from already achieving great results during his first season in the premier class of motorsport. Tsunoda finished in points during the Bahrain GP and even managed to overtake his idol Fernando Alonso and that stirred up some emotions in him.

“It was a bit of an emotional moment,” said Tsunoda. The last time I saw Alonso racing was 13 years ago. I was watching him at Fuji Speedway when he was driving for McLaren and Renault. I am very proud. ”

“I was very happy when I caught up with him. Of course it is not in the same car, but yes I was happy. ”

Tsunoda may have overtaken one of his great idols during the race, but the little Japanese realizes all too well that he himself still has many learning points that could be improved.

“I was disappointed with my first lap,” Tsunoda recalled his first official lap in an F1 race.

“I lost too many places on the first lap and then it took too much time to make up those places. I am happy to have finished in points during my first race. ”

So Tsunoda managed to finish right away in the points in his first F1 race, something that few drivers manage to do during their F1 debut. The little Japanese is already wildly popular with F1 fans and we believe the enthusiasm around his person and performance on the track will only grow.

More F1 News:

  • – Max Verstappen: “I’d rather be first with a penalty than second in this way”
  • – Lewis Hamilton: “This was one of my toughest races ever”
  • – Sebastian Vettel gets a time penalty and penalty points after Bahrain GP
  • – Valtteri Bottas not happy: “This was a very unusual strategy for Mercedes”
  • – Fernando Alonso responds to commotion after saying “I am better than Hamilton and Verstappen”
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