Although the F1 hopes of their Formula One youngster, Cunoda Juki, seemed to have dashed after Honda’s departure was announced, apparently there is no such thing, the 20-year-old driver will soon be driving at AlphaTaur.
Cunoda is already past the test, after the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna in Imola, and on November 4 he will test with the Red Bull smaller team that he will be in Formula 1 free practice after reaching the 300 km F1 driving distance. move on (sometime this year).
“My primary goal will be to reach 300km. I don’t want to throw away, smash the car, because the more I drive, the better I can get to know F1, so I’m not going to strain. I trust it will go, I will drive as usual. I will focus on the work, but in the meantime I will also enjoy my first Formula 1 day. I’m sure to get excited as I wait for the green signal at the exit of the pit lane, ”said the Japanese talent.
– Scuderia AlphaTauri (@ AlphaTauriF1) October 14, 2020
The introduction of Cunoda in F1, or even its possibility, is not guaranteed in order to obtain a competition license, the so-called obtain a super license, you must also collect the necessary points to do so, and to do so, you must finish in at least 4th place in the Formula 2 Championship at the end of the year.
“As I said before, 4th place is the minimum goal, but I’m a car racer, so I want to win, to finish in first place. I’m sure the Formula 1 test will add extra motivation and confidence to this, ”Cunoda said.