F1 star seen shovelling mud in Italy as Yuki Tsunoda helps flood relief effort with locals struggling to find food
YUKI TSUNODA was commended for helping with the relief effort following the devastating floods in Italy.
At least 13 people died and thousands were evacuated after heavy rains.
The devastation also impacted the sporting calendar as this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was cancelled.
But one F1 star is making sure he is doing his part in the relief efforts.
Alpha Tauri driver Tsunoda is helping to clean up the flooding in the area.
The 23-year-old and other members of his team have been scooping up water and mud from shops to help locals and residents.
Alpha Tauri’s headquarters are in Faenza, one of the cities in northern Italy affected by the floods.
Earlier this week, the Japanese racer appealed to his supporters Twitter to help wherever they could.
He said: “After a terrible night, the city has been hit hard: “Dust, mud and the smell of petrol everywhere.”
“Currently, people are struggling to find food and especially shelter after many have been evacuated from their own homes.”
“Please appreciate anything you can do to help.”
Fans praised Tsunoda for his efforts to raise awareness and help flood victims.
One praised him as “driver of the day” while another said: “Without the race he should automatically get pole position and first place.”
While another fan added, “Yuki inspires me a lot. He is a real hero and a healthy person!”
Tsunoda had a strong start to the season despite the significant limitations of the Alpha Tauri.
He finished 10th or 11th in every race this season, impressing fans in his third season in Formula 1.