• Honda Announces Honda Formula Dream Project Drivers for 2019

2019 Honda Formula Dream Project
Nobuharu Mastushita to race in F2 with Carlin
Yuki Tsunoda to race in F3 with Jenzer Motorsport

November 26, 2018

TOKYO, Japan, November 26th, 2018 – In 2019, Nobuharu Matsushita, will make a return to the FIA Formula 2 Championship (F2) with Carlin. This year, Matsushita was competing in Japan’s Super Formula.

Yuki Tsunoda, the 2018 Japanese F4 Champion, will join Jenzer Motorsport to race in the 2019 FIA F3 Championship. Both drivers will take part in post-season testing held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi from November 29 to December 1.

Honda will support both drivers through its young driver program, “Honda Formula Dream Project” which was started in 2006, with the aim of discovering and developing talented racing drivers.


Nobuharu Matsushita

“I am delighted to announce that I'll be racing with Carlin in the FIA F2 championship next year. I am super excited to be racing once again in this championship. I would like to thank Honda, Carlin and all the people who have made this possible.”

Yuki Tsunoda

“I am very pleased that I will be competing next year in the FIA Formula 3 Championship, thanks to support from the Honda young driver program. My target has always been to become a Formula 1 driver and joining this international championship is the first step on that road. I will be racing in a totally new environment, but that is something I am looking forward to very much. I will be trying my best with the aim of winning races and getting points towards an F1 Super License. Winning the F3 championship one day is the ultimate goal. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me get this far, including my sponsors.”



Nobuharu Matsushita

Date of birth : October 13, 1993 (25 years old)
From : Saitama, Japan
Height/Weight : 171cm / 63kg

2014 Japanese F3 Champion
2015 9th in GP2 Series with ART Grand Prix
2016 11th in GP2 Series with ART Grand Prix
Development driver for McLaren Honda
2017 6th in FIA F2 Championship with ART Grand Prix
Development driver for McLaren Honda
2017 RC181 500cc four-stroke four-cylinder

Yuki Tsunoda

Date of birth : May 11, 2000 (18 years old)
From : Kanagawa, Japan
Height/Weight : 159cm / 54kg

2017 Japanese FIA-F4 3rd
2018 Japanese FIA-F4 Champion