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Christian Horner: 'Maybe' RB's Yuki Tsunoda will make Red Bull move

Speculation has risen around the second Red Bull seat in recent weekends, with Yuki Tsunoda emerging as a potential replacement.

Tsunoda, who has been driving for Red Bull's sister team, Visa Cash App RB (formerly AlphaTauri), since the 2021 season, is now being eyed for a step up to the main team.

At 24 years old, Tsunoda appears to have assumed the role of first driver in his team, especially after out-performing his current teammate, Daniel Ricciardo.

Tsunoda was previously partnered with Pierre Gasly for two seasons and has consistently shown his prowess on the track.

Despite Tsunoda's impressive performances, his name has been mentioned less frequently as a potential replacement for Sergio Perez.

Red Bull Racing has extended Perez's contract for two more years, but his recent form has been under scrutiny.

Perez has scored an underwhelming 15 points in the last six races, leading to speculation about his place in the team.

Many names have been floated as possible replacements for Perez, including Ricciardo, who has previously driven for Red Bull and is considered a potential returnee.

Carlos Sainz was also considered but the rumour has faded due to other offers. Another prospect is Liam Lawson, Red Bull's reserve driver, who covered for an injured Ricciardo for five Grands Prix.

Christian Horner, Red Bull Team Principal, has stated that Tsunoda is still an option. This endorsement keeps Tsunoda in the mix despite the plethora of other candidates.

"You can never rule anything out," Horner told RacingNews365.

"We have options for multiple years on him because we believe he's a talent.

"He's a Red Bull Racing driver. He's on a Red Bull Racing contract. You never know. Maybe he'll get a test one day. You never know."

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