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Sakon Yamamoto

Sakon Yamamoto Sakon Yamamoto
Team HRT
Nationality Japanese
Podiums 0
Points 0
Grand Prix entered 21
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 12 (x1)
Highest grid position 19 (x2)
Date of Birth 09/07/1982
Place of Birth Toyohashi
Sakon Yamamoto DRIVER
Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Hispania Racing F1 Team (HRT) HRTF1 Test and Reserve Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 7, Turkish Grand Prix, Practice Day, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Friday, 28 May 2010


Signed in April as test and reserve driver for new HRT Formula One team. Races in place of Bruno Senna at the British Grand Prix and in place of Karun Chandhok from the German round onwards. Illness rules him out of Singapore meeting, where HRT tester Christian Klien stands in.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Renault Test Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 5, Turkish Grand Prix, Preparations, Istanbul Park, Turkey, Thursday, 8 May 2008


Competes in German-based ADAC GT Masters series.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Renault Test Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, French Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Magny-Cours, France, Saturday, 21 June 2008


Renault F1 test driver. Competes in GP2 and GP2 Asia Series.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Spyker F1 Racing. Spyker F1 Racing announce Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Silverstone, England, 25 July 2007. © Spyker F1


Starts year serving as Super Aguri test driver and competing in GP2. Lands Spyker race seat from August's Hungarian race after departure of Christijan Albers. Best finish a 12th place at home race in Japan.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Super Aguri F1 SA06.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 18, Brazilian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Interlagos, Brazil, 21 October 2006


Competes in Formula Nippon and Super GT in Japan before joining Super Aguri as third driver in time for British Grand Prix. Promoted to race seat from Germany onwards, taking over from Yuji Ide's interim replacement, Franck Montagny.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Jordan Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd18, Japanese Grand Prix, Practice, Suzuka, Japan, 7 October 2005


Makes Formula One test debut with Jordan at Silverstone then serves as team's third driver at Japanese Grand Prix. Tenth overall in Formula Nippon series, with one podium finish. One victory in Japanese Super GT.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) Dallara Toyota won race 2. All-Japan Formula 3 Championship, Rd8, Motegi, Japan, 23-24 October 2004. World © SUTTON


Seventh overall in Japanese Formula Three championship, with one win in Motegi and a further four podiums.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN), Superfund TME, Dallara-Toyota. F3 Euro Series, Rd 7&8, Norisring, Germany. 20 June 2003. DIGITAL IMAGE Formula 3 Euroseries, Rd4, Norisring, Germany. 21 June 2003. World © Marco Miltenburg/Sutton


Contests European Formula Three series, with highest-placed finishes of ninth at Le Mans and Adria races.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) spins at turn 1. German Formula 3 Championship, Rd8, A1-Ring, Austria. 7 September 2002.  World © Mathis/Sutton


German Formula Three championship.

Sakon Yamamoto (JPN) made his debut but span in race 1 British Formula 3 Championship, Brands Hatch, England, 16 September 2001. World © Sutton


Fourth overall in Japanese Formula Three championship in first season of single-seater racing. Also contends two rounds of British F3 series, plus Marlboro Masters and Macau Grand Prix.


01 Fernando Alonso 246
02 Mark Webber 238
03 Sebastian Vettel 231
04 Lewis Hamilton 222
05 Jenson Button 199
06 Felipe Massa 143
07 Nico Rosberg 130
08 Robert Kubica 126
09 Michael Schumacher 72
10 Rubens Barrichello 47
11 Adrian Sutil 47
12 Kamui Kobayashi 32
13 Nico Hulkenberg 22
14 Vitantonio Liuzzi 21
15 Vitaly Petrov 19
16 Sebastien Buemi 8
17 Pedro de la Rosa 6
18 Nick Heidfeld 6
19 Jaime Alguersuari 3
20 Heikki Kovalainen 0
21 Jarno Trulli 0
22 Karun Chandhok 0
23 Bruno Senna 0
24 Lucas di Grassi 0
25 Timo Glock 0
26 Sakon Yamamoto 0
27 Christian Klien 0