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SPA, BELGIUM - JULY 28: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Scuderia AlphaTauri and Yuki Tsunoda of Japan and Scuderia AlphaTauri talk to the crowd on the fan stage prior to practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on July 28, 2023 in Spa, Belgium. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images)

BREAKING: AlphaTauri announce Tsunoda and Ricciardo for 2024

The Red Bull sister team has officially confirmed their driver lineup for next season

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Ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix AlphaTauri has confirmed their driver lineup for 2024.

Yuki Tsunoda and AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit (Image Credit: Kym Illman – Getty Images)

It’s been a season full of changes for the Italian team, starting the year out with a lineup of Yuki Tsunoda and Nyck de Vries. But De Vries didn’t perform as expected and was cut from the team after just ten races.

Daniel Ricciardo came back from his time as a Red Bull reserve driver to fill in, taking De Vries’ seat for the next two races. But a wrist injury put him out of the car and Liam Lawson was called in.

Lawson is currently racing alongside Tsunoda as Ricciardo recovers, even scoring points in the Singapore Grand Prix last weekend. But AlphaTauri has officially announced that Ricciardo will remain for 2024 with Tsunoda. Lawson has been announced alongside the pair as the reserve driver.

Comments from the team

“I’m so happy to announce that I will be staying with Scuderia AlphaTauri for the 2024 Formula 1 season,” commented Tsunoda.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to fight and collaborate with the team and Daniel. Obviously, I’ll push as much as possible for the rest of the season and beyond, to progress as a driver. I’m grateful for Red Bull and Honda, for continuing to support and believe in me, and very happy and thankful to continue the partnership.”

Ricciardo commented: “I’m stoked to be driving with Yuki again next year and continuing the journey with Scuderia AlphaTauri. Following the progress we have already made and the plans for the future, it’s an exciting time for the Team. We are building and it is a great feeling.

“There is a lot of work to do, but we are heading in the right direction and there is a lot to look forward to. Bring on 2024!”

The team is looking forward to keeping all three drivers in their roster following impressive performances on all sides.

“We are in a privileged position, where we have access to multiple great talents from the Red Bull world,” said AlphaTauri CEO Peter Bayer.

“This is a credit to the work that Dr. Marko has been doing for many years. Both Daniel and Yuki have not just shown fantastic racecraft but are also great global ambassadors for our team and our sport. Liam put himself in the spotlight of F1 in only three races and I am very happy that we can continue to prepare him for his future.”

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