Yuki Tsunoda will have one less thing on his mind when he lines up on the grid Sunday at his home race.

The 23-year-old Japanese driver's immediate future in Formula One is secure, with his AlphaTauri team confirming Saturday morning that he will be returning for the 2024 season, in a widely expected move. He'll be paired with veteran Daniel Ricciardo, an eight-time race winner.

“I’m so happy to announce that I will be staying with Scuderia AlphaTauri for the 2024 Formula 1 season,” Tsunoda said in a statement on the team's website. “I’m looking forward to continuing to fight and collaborate with the team and Daniel. Obviously, I’ll push as much as possible for the rest of the season and beyond, to progress as a driver. I’m grateful for Red Bull and Honda, for continuing to support and believe in me, and very happy and thankful to continue the partnership.”