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Sakon Yamamoto
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Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Japan Japanese
Date of Birth 9th July 1982[1]
Date of Death Unknown
Début 2015 London ePrix I
Titles 0
Teams Unknown
Formula E Career
Total Entries 2 (2 Starts)
Wins Points FanBoosts
0 0 1
Poles 0
Fastest Laps 0
First Win Unknown
Sakon Yamamoto (born 9th July 1982) is a Japanese racing driver, who raced for Amlin Aguri in the 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship season finale in London.[2] Yamamoto is a former Formula One driver and has raced in many series in his native Japan.[1]

BackgroundEdit

An adept karter, Yamamoto was a graduate from the Suzuka Racing School, moving into Japanese Formula 3 in the early 2000s.[1] A move to Europe followed, with Yamamoto competing in various Formula 3 Championships, until he returned to racing in Japan in 2004, competing in Formula Nippon in 2005.[1] The Jordan F1 Team offered Yamamoto a testing role that year, and the Japanese driver was their third driver at the Japanese Grand Prix that season.[1]

In 2006, Yamamoto became a third driver for the new Super Aguri F1 outfit, before becoming one of their competitive drivers at the 2006 German Grand Prix.[1] A test driver in 2007, Yamamoto moved to race for Spyker mid way through the season, ending the year with a best finish of 12th.[1] He became a Renault F1 test driver from 2008, and was funded to compete in GP2 for the next few seasons.[1]

Yamamoto found himself back on an F1 grid in 2010, once again racing from mid-season onwards for the new HRT outfit.[1] Yet, at the end of the season, Yamamoto moved on, testing for the Marussia F1 Team for a few races, before disappearing from the competitive racing circuit for a few years.[1]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Yamamoto's first competitive race in Formula E came at the 2014/15 season finale in London.[2] Amlin Aguri, with whom Yamamoto has had a long association, provided him with the opportunity, after António Félix da Costa was forced to withdraw due to his DTM commitments over the same weekend.[2] It was not a good performance by the Japanese driver, as he retired from both races, with his crash in the second race also harming Jarno Trulli's race as well.[3]

Full Formula E RecordEdit

Shown below are a series of tables outlining Sakon Yamamoto's career in Formula E in statistical form.

Formula E EntriesEdit

The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for Sakon Yamamoto during their FE career:

Sakon Yamamoto's Overall Formula E Record
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2014/15 Flag of Japan Amlin Aguri 55 Spark-Renault SRT_01E NC 0

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Sakon Yamamoto's full Formula E record.

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Rounds Pos Pts
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2014/15 Flag of China Flag of Malaysia Flag of Uruguay Flag of Argentina Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom NC 0
Ret Ret

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 'Driver's Club: Sakon Yamamoto', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/drivers-club/sakon-yamamoto.aspx, (Accessed 15/06/2015)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Amlin Aguri picks Yamamoto for London', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/06/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/june/amlin-aguri-picks-yamamoto-for-london.aspx, (Accessed 15/06/2015)
  3. 'Visa London ePrix race two highlights', youtube.com, (YouTube: FIA Formula E, 28/06/2015), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mNOSOJXDJs, (Accessed 30/06/2015)

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