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Sakon Yamamoto

Sakon Yamamoto


9 July 1982 (38)


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12th (2007 Japanese Grand Prix)
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2006 German Grand Prix
2010 Korean Grand Prix

about Sakon Yamamoto

Sakon Yamamoto (?? ??, Yamamoto Sakon, born 9 July 1982 in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture) is a Japanese racing driver. He competed in 21 Formula One Grands Prix during the 2006, 2007 and 2010 seasons.

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2006, 2007, 2010,

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teams & teammates

season teammate
2006 Takuma Sato
Yuji Ide
Franck Montagny
Super Aguri compare 2006
2007 Adrian Sutil
Christijan Albers
Markus Winkelhock
Spyker compare 2007
2010 Bruno Senna
Karun Chandhok
Christian Klien
HRT compare 2010


Two-time Japanese Super Formula champion Yamamoto made his F1 debut earlier this year, driving a Toro Rosso in the first practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix so Honda could field its own driver at its home race.<br>It also allowed both parties to evaluate Yamamoto's performance in a grand prix car, and the 31-year-old's impressive debut and his eligibility for a superlicence has made it ...

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Long-time Honda man Yamamoto was handed the chance to take part in FP1 the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka earlier this month, and the 31-year-old earned plaudits for his performance during his first outing in grand prix machinery.<br>The chance came up following Yamamoto's historic double SUPER GT/Super Formula title success last year, although he and Jenson Button have already the lost the chance ...

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Reigning Super Formula and Super GT champion Yamamoto, 31, made his F1 debut in opening practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, driving a Toro Rosso at Suzuka.<br>He impressed the team's regular drivers Pierre Gasly and Daniil Kvyat after lapping a tenth slower than the Russian, and understands there is potential for Yamamoto to land further F1 opportunities next year.<br>However ...

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Reigning SUPER GT and Super Formula champion Yamamoto, a Honda-backed driver, stepped into Gasly’s car for FP1 at Suzuka.<br>Yamamoto lapped 17th-fastest, 3.2s off the pace and one tenth slower than Kvyat albeit on a different programme, and was the busiest driver in the session as he racked up 30 laps.<br>Asked by to assess Yamamoto’s performance, Kvyat said: “I think he did ...

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Yamamoto will replace Pierre Gasly in FP1 at Suzuka this Friday, fulfilling Honda’s desire for a local driver to take part in the event the company supports financially.<br>The Honda-backed driver is fighting for a second Super Formula title in a row and will return to Suzuka at the end of October for the final round of Japan’s premier single-seater series.<br>Yamamoto has driven Toro ...

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The defending Super Formula champion and current standings leader is eligible for a superlicence. His 2018 title triumph came alongside winning Japan's Super GT championship and follows his first Super Formula crown in 2013.<br>Though he turned 31 this month and has never raced outside of Asia, both of which are obstacles to a late move to F1 full-time, Honda is keen to place him in a car for a ...

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The Kunimitsu Honda teammates clinched the 2018 GT500 title at Motegi last month, defeating TOM’S Lexus pair Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa in a tense showdown. Yamamoto also won this year’s Super Formula title, becoming the first driver in 14 years to be crowned champion in Japan’s two premier series in a single calendar year. Button, having worked closely with Yamamoto through the ...

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Yamamoto became first driver since Richard Lyons in 2004 to achieve titles in both of Japan’s premier racing categories in the same year when he and Team Kunimitsu teammate Jenson Button clinched the Super GT championship in a dramatic Motegi finale last weekend. Two weeks earlier, Yamamoto won the Super Formula season-closer at Suzuka ahead of chief title rival Nick Cassidy to earn his ...

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