Sakon Yamamoto

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Sakon Yamamoto
Sakon Yamamoto.jpg
Yamamoto performed a promotion drive for ING Renault F1 Team in 2009.
Nationality Japan Japanese
Date of birth 9 July 1982 (1982-07-09) (age 31)
Formula One World Championship career
Active years 20062007, 2010
Teams Super Aguri, Spyker, Hispania
Races 21
Championships 0
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Career points 0
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 0
First race 2006 German Grand Prix
Last race 2010 Korean Grand Prix
2010 position 26th (0 points)


Sakon Yamamoto
Previous series
2007–08
20062007
2005–06
2005–06
2003
2002
2001, 2004
2001
GP2 Series
Formula One
Super GT
Formula Nippon
F3 Euroseries
German F3
All-Japan F3
British F3
In this Japanese name, the family name is Yamamoto.

Sakon Yamamoto (山本 左近 Yamamoto Sakon?, born July 9, 1982) is a Japanese racing driver. He last raced in Formula One for the Hispania Racing team.[1] He currently is the test driver for Marussia Virgin Racing.

Early life[change | edit source]

He was born in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture,

Racing record[change | edit source]

Career summary[change | edit source]

Season Series Team Name Races Poles Wins Points Position
2001 All-Japan Formula 3 TOM'S 18 0 0 117 4th
2001 British Formula 3 Team Avanti 4 0 0 0 24th
2002 German Formula 3
2003 Formula 3 Euroseries 20 0 0 0 27th
2004 All-Japan Formula 3 20 1 131 8th
2005 Super GT GT500 Kondo Racing 8 0 1 43 7th
2005 Formula Nippon Kondo Racing 18 0 0 9 10th
2005 Formula One Jordan (Test Driver) 0 0 0 0 NC
2006 Formula One Super Aguri 7 0 0 0 26th
2006 Super GT GT500 Nismo 3 0 0 15 21st
2006 Formula Nippon Kondo Racing 3 0 0 3.5 11th
2007 Formula One Spyker 7 0 0 0 24th
2007 GP2 Series BCN Competición 11 0 0 0 30th
2008 GP2 Series ART Grand Prix 10 0 0 3 23rd
2008 Formula One Renault (Test Driver) 0 0 0 0 NC
2008–09 GP2 Asia Series ART Grand Prix 11 0 0 13 9th
2010 Formula One HRT 7 0 0 0 26th
2011 Formula One Virgin Racing Test driver

* Season in progress

Complete GP2 Series results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2007 BCN Competición BHR
FEA

11
BHR
SPR

14
ESP
FEA

9
ESP
SPR

18
MON
FEA

Ret
FRA
FEA

11
FRA
SPR

13
GBR
FEA

16
GBR
SPR

Ret
EUR
FEA

13
EUR
SPR

11
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
VAL
FEA
VAL
SPR
30th 0
2008 ART Grand Prix ESP
FEA
ESP
SPR
TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
MON
FEA
MON
SPR
FRA
FEA
FRA
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA

12
GER
SPR

NC
HUN
FEA

10
HUN
SPR

4
EUR
FEA

Ret
EUR
SPR

Ret
BEL
FEA

18
BEL
SPR

Ret
ITA
FEA

Ret
ITA
SPR

Ret
23rd 3

Complete GP2 Asia Series results[change | edit source]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 DC Points
2008–09 ART Grand Prix CHN
FEA

3
CHN
SPR

14
UAE
FEA

8
UAE
SPR

C
BHR
FEA

17
BHR
SPR

11
QAT
FEA

Ret
QAT
SPR

14
MAL
FEA

12
MAL
SPR

Ret
BHR
FEA

6
BHR
SPR

4
9th 13

Complete Formula One results[change | edit source]

(key)

Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 WDC Points
2005 Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ15B Toyota RVX-05 3.0 L V10 AUS
MAL
BHR
SMR
ESP
MON
EUR
CAN
USA
FRA
GBR
GER
HUN
TUR
ITA
BEL
BRA
JPN
TD
CHN
- -
2006 Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri SA05 Honda RA806E 2.4 L V8 BHR
MAL
AUS
SMR
EUR
ESP
MON
GBR
TD
CAN
TD
USA
TD
FRA
TD
26th 0
Super Aguri SA06 GER
Ret
HUN
Ret
TUR
Ret
ITA
Ret
CHN
16
JPN
17
BRA
16
2007 Etihad Aldar Spyker F1 Team Spyker F8-VII Ferrari 056H 2.4 L V8 AUS
MAL
BHR
ESP
MON
CAN
USA
FRA
GBR
EUR
HUN
Ret
TUR
20
24th 0
Spyker F8-VIIB ITA
20
BEL
17
JPN
12
CHN
17
BRA
Ret
2010 Hispania Racing F1 Team Hispania F110 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 L V8 BHR
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
CHN
 
ESP
 
MON
 
TUR
TD
CAN
 
EUR
 
GBR
20
GER
Ret
HUN
19
BEL
20
ITA
19
SIN
JPN
16
KOR
15
BRA
ABU
26th 0

* Season in progress.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Elizalde, Pablo (2010-07-27). "Yamamoto keeps HRT seat for Hungary". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/85603. Retrieved 2010-07-27.

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