Sakon Yamamoto has joined Virgin as the team’s reserve driver for the first three races of 2011.
Christian Klien will make his second race start of 2010 for HRT in Brazil this weekend.
Christian Klien will return to F1 action this weekend in place of Sakon Yamamoto at HRT. Team principal Colin Kolles explained the reason for the 11th-hour change: It looks as if Sakon Yamamoto has a food poisoning, and he doesn’t feel well. Because of this, Christian Klien will be driving the car this Friday and … Continue reading Klien takes Yamamoto’s place at HRT
One of Sakon Yamamoto’s HRT mechanics was knocked down and injured during his pit stop in today’s Italian Grand Prix. The team released the following statement: Italian Grand Prix in pictures A member of the Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, had an incident during Sakon Yamamoto’s pit-stop. He has remained conscious all the time and … Continue reading Yamamoto mechanic injured (Video)
Sakon Yamamoto will continue to race alongside Bruno Senna at the Belgian Grand Prix, HRT confirmed today. The Japanese driver made his first outing for the team at Silverstone, replacing Senna, and has since made another three appearances standing in for Karun Chandhok. It had been expected that Chandok would return behind the wheel after … Continue reading Yamamoto keeps Hispania seat for Belgium
The HRT duo brought up the rear again. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’26.453 (+0.062) 1’26.391 Race position 19 17 Average race lap 1’33.234 (+1.824) 1’31.410 Laps 66/70 67/70 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window … Continue reading Yamamoto lags behind (HRT race review)
Sakon Yamamoto’s second appearance for HRT – this time in place of Karun Chandhok – did not go very well. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 22 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’19.844 (+1.252) 1’18.592 Race position 19 Average race lap 1’26.680 (+2.7) 1’23.980 Laps 19/67 63/67 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade … Continue reading Yamamoto’s blunders (HRT race review)
Sakon Yamamoto will drive for HRT again in the Hungarian Grand Prix. The team confirmed the Japanese will retain his place in the race squad for the third event in a row. He will once again drive alongside Bruno Senna. Yamamoto said: I can’t wait to go back to the Hungaroring as I know the … Continue reading Sakon Yamamoto keeps HRT seat
Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto will be HRT’s drivers in the German Grand Prix next week. Senna will return to the car having been absent during the British Grand Prix. A statement from the team said Karun Chandhok will return to the cockpit “at some later races this season”.
HRT reserve driver Sakon Yamamoto will take the place of Bruno Senna in both of tomorrow’s practice sessions for the British Grand Prix. The team refused to confirm claims that Yamamoto will drive throughout the race weekend but other sources are reporting team principal Colin Kolles has stated Senna will not drive for the team … Continue reading Sakon Yamamoto to replace Bruno Senna at HRT at Silverstone
Yelmer Buurman and Sakon Yamamoto were mercifully uninjured in this horrific smash at the start of GP2 Asia’s first night race at Losail International Circuit. Yamamoto failed to get away from sixth on the grid and Buurman, who started 23rd, hardly caught a glimpse of the ART car before he ploughed into it. One fan … Continue reading Fans’ videos of Buurman-Yamamoto GP2 shunt
Luca Filippi has lost his ART seat to ex-Formula 1 driver Sakon Yamamoto. In the latest GP2 driver market move Filippi has switched to Arden taking Yelmer Buurman’s place, leaving the Dutchman without a drive. Rumours suggest a falling-out between Filippi and ART, allegedly because the team neglected the Italian while favouring Romain Grosjean, who … Continue reading Luca Filippi and Sakon Yamamoto ride the GP2 merry-go-round
European Grand Prix race leader Markus Winkelhock will not continue as a race driver for Spyker. The team is set to announced Sakon Yamamoto as team mate to Adrian Sutil for the race of the season, starting at the Hungaroring next week.