F1 star seen shovelling mud in Italy as Yuki Tsunoda helps flood relief effort with locals struggling to find food


YUKI TSUNODA has been commended after helping with the relief efforts amid the devastating floods in Italy.

At least 13 people have been left dead and thousands have been evacuated after heavy rainfall.

Formula One/TwitterTsunoda has been shovelling away mud and water away from houses and shops[/caption]

Formula One/TwitterAlpha Tauri’s headquarters is in Faenza, one of the cities hit by the flood[/caption]

GettyTsunoda has been commended for his charitable efforts in Italy[/caption]

The devastation has also had a knock-on to the sporting calendar with this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix cancelled.

But one F1 star is making sure to play their part in the relief efforts.

Alpha Tauri driver Tsunoda has been pictured helping to clean up floods in the area.

The 23-year-old and other members of his team have been scooping water and mud from shops to help out locals and residents.

Alpha Tauri’s headquarters is based in Faenza, one of the cities in northern Italy hit by the floods.

Earlier this week the Japanese racer appealed to his followers on Twitter to help out however they could.

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He said: “After a horrible night, the town is heavily impacted: “dust, mud, and the smell of gasoline everywhere.

“Currently people are struggling to find food and especially places to stay after many have been evacuated from their own homes.

“Please anything you can do to help is appreciated.”

Fans lauded Tsunoda for his efforts to raise awareness and help victims of the flood.

One hailed him as the “driver of the day” while another said “he should get pole position and p1 automatically without the race.”

While another fan added: “Yuki inspires me a lot. He is a real hero and a healthy person!”

Tsunoda has enjoyed a strong start to the season despite the clear limitations of the Alpha Tauri.

He has finished 10th or 11th in every race this season and impressed fans in his third campaign in F1.

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GettyAwful floods have caused devastation in northern Italy and triggered the cancellation of F1’s Grand Prix in Imola[/caption]

The weekend’s race was cancelled for safety reasons after the heavy rainfallRex

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