AlphaTauri has announced that Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo will form its driver line-up in the 2024 Formula 1 season.
Tsunoda has raced for AlphaTauri since 2021 while Ricciardo was drafted in to replace the underperforming Nyck de Vries in Hungary.
Ricciardo only participated in two grands prix before being sidelined by a fractured hand and a return date has not yet been determined.
However regardless of when he makes a comeback onto the 2023 grid Ricciardo will be back full-time for 2024, alongside incumbent Tsunoda.
“I’m stoked to be driving with Yuki again next year and continuing the journey with Scuderia AlphaTauri,” said Ricciardo.
“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.”
Added Tsunoda: “I’m so happy to announce that I will be staying with Scuderia AlphaTauri for the 2024 Formula 1 season.
“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.”
The decision leaves Ricciardo’s current stand-in, Liam Lawson, without a full-time seat on next year’s grid.
Lawson will slip back into a role as reserve driver for both Red Bull and AlphaTauri, with boss Christian Horner explaining in Japan that the New Zealander will have “plenty on his plate” in 2024.
Williams is the only other team with a vacancy but has done little to suggest it is looking to unseat rookie Logan Sargeant.
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