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F1's 'best rookie in years' recalls Alonso battle

Yuki Tsunoda says an "emotional" overtake on hero Fernando Alonso was the highlight from his Bahrain GP - a swashbuckling and eye-catching debut which has led to the young Japanese driver being hailed as the "best F1 rookie in years". After impressing through the junior ranks and the much-lauded Red Bull driver programme, Tsunoda, just 20, burst onto the scene at the 2021 season-opener in his AlphaTauri car, flirting with the top of timesheets in qualifying before coming through from 13th to solid points in a feisty race. His display, personality and attacking style has led to praise up and down the paddock, and F1 managing director Ross Brawn went as far to say:...
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