New driver for Spyker F1 Team: Sakon Yamamoto 

Written by David on July 26th, 2007 at 12:46 pmLast Update: July 26th, 2007 at 12:46 pm

Sakon Yamamoto Spyker F1 Team new driverSpyker F1 team announced this morning that Sakon Yamamoto will partner Adrian Sutil for the remaining seven races of the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 25-year-old from Toyohashi, Japan, made his Formula 1 debut at his home Grand Prix in Suzuka with Spyker’s predecessors, Jordan, in 2005.

The following year Yamamoto joined the Super Aguri F1 Team as test and third driver before stepping up to race in the last seven rounds of the 2006 season. After securing three consecutive finishes in China, Japan and Brazil, Yamamoto moved to the GP2 series with BCN Competition at the beginning of 2007.

Sakon Yamamoto: “I am very pleased to get the opportunity to race in Formula 1 again. I know all the circuits we are going to very well, having raced at them with Aguri last year. I also know the team from my test in 2005 so I feel ready for the chance.
I want to do the best I can and help the team achieve their objective of moving up the field. I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Colin Kolles, Team Principal and Managing Director: “We would like to welcome Sakon back to the team after a long absence. He is one of the most promising young Japanese drivers who showed potential in the races he contested in 2006 and I think he and Adrian will be a complimentary pairing. Sakon’s experience of the circuits we visit in the second half of the season will be a big advantage to us as we move forward.”

Sakon Yamamoto profile:
Nationality: Japanese
Date of Birth: 09.07.1982
Place of Birth: Toyohashi, Japan
Lives: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 172cm
Weight: 63kg

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