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Daniel Ricciardo

Ricciardo 'stoked' for Tsunoda 2024 partnership

The duo will carry AlphaTauri's hopes next season.

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Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he is "stoked" to continue with AlphaTauri next season as he looks to return to winning ways in F1.

The Australian came back to the grid with the Faenza-based outfit at the Hungarian Grand Prix in place of Nyck de Vries, who was ousted after struggling throughout the opening 10 rounds of the campaign.

After promising performances in Hungary and Belgium, where Ricciardo seemed to show glimpses of a return to pre-McLaren form, a crash in second practice for the Dutch Grand Prix saw him break a metacarpal in his left hand, an injury he has since been sidelined by.

Ricciardo will race alongside Yuki Tsunoda after both were confirmed ahead of Saturday's running at the Japanese Grand Prix, with impressive rookie Liam Lawson - who has substituted for the eight-time race winner - forced to await his turn for a full-time drive and instead settle for a reserve role.

In a statement released by AlphaTauri, Ricciardo said: “I’m stoked to be driving with Yuki again next year and continuing the journey with 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!”

Tsunoda 'thankful'

Tsunoda was a standout performer during the opening half of the season despite AlphaTauri's struggles, yet his future came under scrutiny given Lawson's own impressive form.

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

“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.”

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