|D.O.B.||9 July 1982|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|Début||2015 London ePrix I|
|Formula E Career|
|Total Entries||2 (2 Starts)|
Sakon Yamamoto, born 9 July 1982, is a Japanese racing driver who raced for Amlin Aguri at the 2014/15 FIA Formula E Championship season finale in London. Yamamoto is a former Formula One driver and has raced in many series in his native Japan.
An adept karter, Yamamoto was a graduate from the Suzuka Racing School, moving into Japanese Formula 3 in the early 2000s. 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. 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.
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. 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. He became a Renault F1 test driver from 2008, and was funded to compete in GP2 for the next few seasons.
Yamamoto found himself back on an F1 grid in 2010, once again racing from mid-season onwards for the new HRT outfit. 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.
Formula E History
Yamamoto's first competitive race in Formula E came at the 2014/15 season finale in London. 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. 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.
Full Formula E Record
Shown below are a series of tables outlining Sakon Yamamoto's career in Formula E in statistical form.
Formula E Entries
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|
|2014/15||Amlin Aguri||55||Spark-Renault SRT_01E||NC||0|
Below is a table showing Sakon Yamamoto's full Formula E record.
|FIA Formula E Championship Record|
Videos and Images:
- 'Driver's Club: Sakon Yamamoto', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/drivers-club/sakon-yamamoto.aspx, (Accessed 15/06/2015)
- '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)
- '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)