Yuki Tsunoda

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.

Ninth place doesn’t totally do his rookie F3 season justice, and if he can translate his form into F2, he will be challenging on the front foot sooner rather than later.