Honda Formula 1 boss Masashi Yamamoto has hailed Yuki Tsunoda’s progression after the Japanese driver scored his first FIA Formula 2 race win last weekend at Silverstone.
Carlin man Tsunoda was the main beneficiary when Prema team-mates Robert Shwartzman and Mick Schumacher collided with each other while fighting for the lead late in the sprint race at the British track on Sunday.
Tsunoda had been running just behind the leading duo for the entire race up to that point, having started from third on the reverse grid after finishing sixth in the feature race.
After an incident-packed start to the year, which yielded a pole position and a second-place finish at the second Red Bull Ring round but has also seen six non-scores in the first eight races, Yamamoto said he was impressed by Tsunoda’s approach to the Silverstone race that ultimately yielded his maiden F2 victory.
“Immediately after the