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In the round-up: AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda believes he is “in more control” as a driver ahead of his third season in Formula 1

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Tsunoda “definitely in more control” entering third season

AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda believes he is “in more control” as a driver ahead of his third season in Formula 1.

Tsunoda will compete in his third year in F1 and third with AlphaTauri in 2023. After making major errors at times during his first two seasons, Tsunoda is confident he will be a more consistent driver in 2023.

“I’m at a completely different level now, although I have still kept the good aspects of my first year,” Tsunoda said.

“But now, I am definitely more in control, more involved with the team when it comes to the development of the car and I also act differently, having learned lots of things, not just when it comes to racing but also in my life away from the track. Even that has a positive effect in how I race. I had underestimated what was involved, but now I’ve figured out the things that are really important.”

Russian, Belarusian dual-nationals permitted to race by FIA

The FIA will permit any drivers from Russia or Belarus who hold dual citizenship to compete in FIA sanctioned competitions in 2023, provided they compete under their second nationality.

The governing body of motorsport enforced emergency measures to prohibit FIA competitions from taking place in Russia or Belarus or display Russian or Belarusian flags at FIA events following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine last year. Russian and Belarusian drivers could compete in FIA events, but had to sign an FIA statement agreeing to condemn the invasion.

After a meeting of the world motor sport council in December, the FIA informed all its members that it will permit dual-nationals holding Russian or Belarusian citizenship to compete under their second nationality without signing the declaration. The FIA stated all competitors “shall remain liable to comply with the FIA’s principles of peace and political neutrality.”

Chambers wins race, Wurz takes FROC title win

Charlie Wurz sealed the Formula Regional Oceania Championship title with victory in the final race of the series in Taupo.

The 17-year-old son of former F1 driver Alexander Wurz won from pole position to take the championship over Callum Hedge after the pair entered the third and final race of the weekend.

Earlier in the day, former W Series driver Chloe Chambers took victory in race two, taking a hat trick of pole, victory and a fastest lap. She became the first female driver to take a race win in the series.

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