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Yamamoto confirmed for Hungarian GP

ESPNF1 Staff
July 27, 2010 « Schumacher urges calm at Mercedes | »
Sakon Yamamoto will hold onto his race seat at HRT in Hungary © Sutton Images

HRT has confirmed Sakon Yamamoto will replace Karun Chandhok for the second race in a row.

Yamamoto, reportedly with $5 million in sponsorship backing, first replaced Bruno Senna at the British Grand Prix before taking Chandhok's place in Germany. Chandhok said at Hockenheim that he hoped to be driving again in Hungary and his new sponsor Japyee appeared on the engine cover of the F110 during practice.

But in a press release HRT announced its Hungaroring line-up as Yamamoto and Senna.

"I can't wait to go back to the Hungaroring as I know the circuit already very well from my Formula 1 races with Super Aguri, Spyker F1 and with ART in GP2 series," Yamamoto said. "The races there are always very tough because there is no big gap between the corners. You need a good braking stability and good traction on the car. I keep on pushing for another challenge and I hope that we are luckier than in Hockenheim."