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Super Aguri sign Yamamoto as third driver 08 Jun 2006

(L to R): Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Super Aguri F1 Team Third Driver with Aguri Suzuki (JPN) Team Principal Super Aguri F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, British Grand Prix, Preparations, Silverstone, England, 8 June 2006

The Super Aguri team have signed Sakon Yamamoto as their third driver for this weekend’s British Grand Prix. The Japanese star will also appear in the same role at the Canadian and US rounds.

Yamamoto, 23, is a veteran of the Super GT and Formula Nippon championships. He has also made one previous Formula One appearance, as Jordan’s third driver in last year’s Japanese Grand Prix.

“I am very happy to be coming back into Formula One with the Super Aguri F1 Team and I would like to thank everyone who has supported me,” said Yamamoto. “I will try to do my best in my new role as SAF1 Team third driver and give the team good feedback from my time in the car.”

Super Aguri’s race line-up this weekend will again be led by Takuma Sato, with Frenchman Franck Montagny as his team mate. Montagny is also signed to race in Canada and the US, after which Yamamoto will doubtless be hoping to take over the seat.