Yuki Tsunoda

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Yuki Tsunoda seemed to come from nowhere in the second half of the F3 season, but his progress had been a long time in the making.

Highly rated by Red Bull and Honda, as part of their academies, the Japanese racer translated two points’ finishes from seven races into seven from the next seven.

This included an incredible run of three podium finishes in a row between Spa and Monza, with second place, third place and victory in the Italian Sprint Race.

The Carlin racer translated this form into F2, finish as the highest rookie in third, with three wins, seven podiums and four poles, earning him a chance with Alpha Tauri in Formula 1.