Ricciardo vs Tsunoda: All 2024 RB Head To Head Stats

Saturday, 20 April 2024 at 11:20
Updated at Thursday, 16 May 2024 at 10:31
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Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda are teammates but also rivals in RB in the 2024 Formula One World Championships.
The two drivers are going head-to-head throughout the season, as they are maybe competing for more than a spot of a better driver in RB, with Sergio Perez's seat in Red Bull very unsure for the following season.
Tsunoda joined the team in 2021, one year after finishing third in F2, and the 2024 season is already his fourth in the team, which was previously called AlphaTauri. During the first three seasons, he drove alongside an incredible number of four drivers, as his teammates changed quite often.
During the first two seasons, Pierre Gasly was Tsunoda's teammate, but in 2023, Nyck de Vries started alongside the Japanese driver, but after ten races he was replaced by Daniel Ricciardo, who injured himself during the third race back, and was replaced by Liam Lawson for the following five races.
The Australian driver then returned again, and completed the last five races of the season in what was unexpectedly his first season back after starting the 2023 season without a seat in F1, following his sudden departure from McLaren.

Ricciardo vs Tsunoda: All 2024 RB H2H Stats:

Category Daniel RicciardoYuki Tsunoda
Championship standings14th (5 points)10th (14 points)
Grand Prix results head-to-head14
Qualifying head-to-head14
Grand Prix wins00
Pole positions00
Best finish12th (x1)7th (x1)
Fastest laps00
Grand Prix points finishes03
Sprint head-to-head20
Sprint race wins00
Sprint shootout head-to-head20
Sprint race podiums00

2024 Bahrain Grand Prix Summary - Ricciardo vs Tsunoda:

The rivalry in RB got off to a heated start, as the two drivers clashed over the team strategy during the first race of the season at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Tsunoda was ahead of his teammate for the vast majority of the race, but with a few laps left, Ricciardo was catching up because of a different strategy, which saw him complete the last stint on soft tires, compared to the Japanese driver's hards.
At the time when the Australian caught up with his teammate, Tsunoda was within DRS range of Kevin Magnussen, who was ahead of the two, preparing for an overtake on the Danish driver, when he received a radio message to let his teammate through.
Tsunoda didn't agree with the call and voiced his frustration through the radio, and slightly delayed giving his teammate free road, which ultimately didn't allow Ricciardo to overtake Magnussen, as he dropped back by two seconds, as Max Verstappen, who was lapping all of them, slowed down the progress.
Ultimately, Ricciardo finished 13th, one place ahead of Tsunoda, who showed his frustration by driving very close to his teammate during the cool-down lap. After the race, the Honey Badger was asked about the incident and tried to stay very nice to his teammate, calling him "immature."

2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Summary - Ricciardo vs Tsunoda:

Tsunoda outperformed Ricciardo for the second time in a row during the season's second race. While Ricciardo was only fast enough for the 14th starting position on the grid, the Japanese driver made it to Q3 and put in the ninth quickest time.
Following his great qualifying performance, the 23-year-old could have fought for points but got stuck behind Kevin Magnussen, who overtook him illegally off-track.
Nevertheless, Tsunoda then made a couple of mistakes and fell even further down the order to finish in the final P15. The Honey Badger struggled from the beginning of the race, even spun out in the final laps, and finished in P16.

2024 Australian Grand Prix Summary - Ricciardo vs Tsunoda:

The 2024 Australian Grand Prix was the first race in which RB managed to score points, but unfortunately for fans in Melbourne, it wasn't their home driver who managed to do it.
Once again, Tsunoda seemed to be the stronger driver throughout the weekend, and this time he was rewarded for his efforts also with six championship points for finishing in P7. On the other hand, Ricciardo crossed the finish line 12th, which, at the time, was his best result of the season.

2024 Japanese Grand Prix Summary - Ricciardo vs Tsunoda:

The Japanese Grand Prix was a definition of a mixed bag for RB. On the one hand, both drivers qualified really high, right next to each other, 10th and 11th, with the home driver ahead.
However, the Australian had a terrible race start, dropping back by multiple positions, eventually finding himself alongside Alex Albon and crashing out of the race on the opening lap.
On the other hand, Tsunoda showed his undeniable qualities on the home soil, as he was able to score a point by finishing tenth at the Suzuka Circuit.

2024 Chinese Grand Prix Summary - Ricciardo vs Tsunoda:

During the first Sprint weekend of the season, the 2024 rivalry between the two RB drivers seemingly turned to Ricciardo's favour for the first time during the season.
The Australian was the better driver in the Sprint Shootout (14th vs. 19th), he finished better in the Sprint (11th vs. 16th), and Ricciardo also out-qualified the Japanese driver (12th vs. 19th).
It was after the qualifying that Tsunoda showed his displeasure with the car. After previously seemingly everything was going like he imagined, the Japanese driver stated "something must be wrong" as he thought his performances weren't that bad, given how far behind his teammate he finished.
The race in China was a proper disaster for RB, as both cars were forced to retire within a span of a few minutes. First, Ricciardo was hit behind by Lance Stroll, before Tsunoda was spun by Kevin Magnussen, ending the team's effort in a double retirement.

2024 Miami Grand Prix Summary - Ricciardo vs Tsunoda:

After an unsuccessful sprint weekend in China, RB hoped for a better result during the second sprint race weekend of the season in Miami, and they got it.
Daniel Ricciardo was finally able to show what he's got. He qualified in P4 for the Sprint race and then defended his position from Carlos Sainz on Ferrari throughout the whole Sprint to bring the P4 home.
Tsunoda finished the Sprint in the last point position - P8. However, the Japanese driver had a much better race than his Australian teammate.
Tsunoda repeated his best results so far, finishing in P7. Although Ricciardo couldn't score points in the race, the RB team could be satisfied with the weekend. All in all, it was the team's most successful weekend of the season up until that point.