Yuki Tsunoda picked up fewer points in 2022 than in his maiden season, but retains his AlphaTauri seat for 2023. Here’s Tsunoda’s 2022 F1 season in statistics.
|% of teams’ points scored:||34%|
|Points Scoring Grands Prix:||4|
|Best finish:||7th (Emilia Romagna)|
|Number of starts:||21|
|Number of non-finishes:||5|
|Number of finishes:||16|
|% of Laps Complete:||85.09%|
|Laps Raced in the Top 10:||252|
|Laps Raced in the Top 5:||2|
|Laps Raced in the Top 3:||0|
|Races gained positions in:||7|
|Races lost positions in:||6|
|Finished where started:||3|
|Best Qualifying Position:||8th (Azerbaijan, France)|
|Worst Qualifying Position:||20th (Saudi Arabia, Canada)|
|Average Qualifying Position:||13.50|
|Average Grid Position:||14.05|
|Beat team-mate in how many qualifying sectors:||29|
|Beaten by team-mate in how many qualifying sectors:||34|
|Average gap to team-mate per sector in qualifying:||+0.050s|
YUKI TSUNODA 2022 F1 SEASON SUMMARY
|Qualifying battle||Quali||Sprint||Grid||Race||Pos change|
RACE BY RACE: YUKI TSUNODA’S 2022 F1 SEASON IN STATISTICS
2022 Bahrain Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda recorded the Red Bull junior team’s first Q1 exit in Bahrain since 2017 but went on to finish the race in eighth place. Tsunoda became the first driver to score in Bahrain from sixteenth on the grid since the inaugural race at the track in 2004. Fernando Alonso finished sixth having started sixteenth in the 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix.
2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
After failing to set a lap time in qualifying, Yuki Tsunoda stopped on his way to grid. With both Tsunoda and Mick Schumacher failing to start the race, this was the first time an F1 race had only 18 starters since the 2015 Australian Grand Prix.
2022 Australian Grand Prix
With neither Yuki Tsunoda or team-mate Pierre Gasly in Q3, neither AlphaTauri driver qualified in the top ten for the first time since the 2021 Russian Grand Prix, nine races ago. It was the team’s longest-ever Q3 streak.
2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda out-qualified team-mate Pierre Gasly for only the second time in his career. He went on to finish seventh, equalling the third-best result of his career to date.
2022 Miami Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda reached Q3 for the first time in 2022 but failed to score in the race. He finished 12th in the race; a position in which he finished twice last year, at the Emilia Romagna and Austrian Grands Prix.
2022 Spanish Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda’s tenth place finish made 2022 the fourth consecutive season in which the Red Bull junior team has scored at the Spanish Grand Prix.
2022 Monaco Grand Prix
With Yuki Tsunoda out in Q2 and Pierre Gasly eliminated in Q1, this was the first time that neither of the Red Bull junior team’s cars reached Q3 at the Monaco Grand Prix since 2012. Meanwhile, with both drivers finishing outside of the points, this was the first time that the Red Bull junior team has failed to score at the Monaco Grand Prix since 2012.
2022 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda recorded his best qualifying result of the year to date with eighth place. He was running in the top ten when a broken rear wing necessitated a trip to the pits. Tsunoda ultimately finished 13th, becoming the first driver starting eighth on the grid at Baku City Circuit to fail to score points in the Grand Prix.
2022 Canadian Grand Prix
With an engine penalty, Yuki Tsunoda recorded his fourth Q1 exit of 2022 and qualified last for the second time this year. Tsunoda retired from the race after crashing out at Turn 1 following a pit stop. He made this the fourth consecutive Canadian Grand Prix from which a driver for the Red Bull junior team has retired. This was the second time Tsunoda has failed to reach the chequered flag in 2022, following his non-start at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
2022 British Grand Prix
With Yuki Tsunoda only 14th and Pierre Gasly retiring, this was the first time since 2018 that the Red Bull junior team failed to score points at the British Grand Prix.
2022 Austrian Grand Prix
With 16th place, Yuki Tsunoda recorded his worst result at the Red Bull Ring so far in his Formula 1 career. With team-mate Pierre Gasly also outside of the top ten, this was the first time that the Red Bull junior team failed to score at the Red Bull Ring since the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix.
2022 French Grand Prix
With eighth place, Yuki Tsunoda equalled his best qualifying result of the year. He last qualified eighth at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. This was the eighth top eight qualification of his career. Things didn’t go so well on Sunday. Tsunoda was the first driver to retire from the French Grand Prix. He recorded his third non finish of the year.
2022 Hungarian Grand Prix
Both Yuki Tsunoda and Pierre Gasly were out in Q1, recording the Red Bull junior team’s first double Q1 exit at the Hungarian Grand Prix since 2006. It is the team’s third double Q1 exit of the 2022 season. Failing to score, Tsunoda moved out of a small group of drivers to have scored on every outing in Hungary.
2022 Belgian Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda remains yet to score at the Belgian Grand Prix. After finishing 15th in the 2021 race, he finished 13th in 2022.
2022 Dutch Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda was the first driver to retire from the Dutch Grand Prix. He failed to cross the finish line for the fourth time in 2022. Tsunoda is the only driver to have retired from both of the last two Zandvoort races.
2022 Italian Grand Prix
Finishing 14th, Yuki Tsunoda failed to score for a tenth consecutive race – the longest point-less streak of his career.
2022 Singapore Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda crashed out of the race. He was one of three drivers – along with Zhou Guanyu and Nicholas Latifi – to join a small group of drivers with a 100% DNF rate at the Singapore Grand Prix. Christian Klien, Narain Karthikeyan and Nelson Piquet Jr. also retired on every appearance.
2022 Japanese Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda became the first Japanese driver to partake in his home Grand Prix since Kamui Kobayashi in 2014. He qualified in 13th place for the race and finished where he started. Only three Japanese drivers have scored on their Suzuka debut: failed to score on his Suzuka: Satoru Nakajima, Takuma Sato and Kamui Kobayashi.
2022 United States Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda finished in tenth place, scoring his first point since the Spanish Grand Prix. This was Tsunoda’s fourth points-scoring race of the 2022 season. Tsunoda gained nine positions from where he started at the United States Grand Prix. Tsunoda’s ninth place made this the seventh time in the last 11 races that the driver starting 19th has scored points.
2022 Mexico City Grand Prix
Yuki Tsunoda became the first retirement of the race following contact with Daniel Ricciardo. Tsunoda retained his 100% retirement rate at the Mexico City Grand Prix, having also failed to reach the chequered flag last season.
2022 Sao Paulo Grand Prix
With both Yuki Tsunoda and team-mate Pierre Gasly outside of the points, this was the first time since 2018 that the Red Bull junior team failed to score in Brazil.
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
With both Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda finishing outside of the points, this was the first time since 2018 that neither driver for the Red Bull junior team scored at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. The blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics.
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