News Details

Yamamoto: I first watched F1 cars in action 27 years ago

Honda-backed Japanese Naoki Yamamoto will take part in a Formula 1 grand prix weekend for the first time in his career when he drives a Toro Rosso in Friday's opening free practice session at his home Suzuka circuit. Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso are powered by Honda and Suzuka is owned by the Japanese manufacturer. The last Japanese to race in Formula One was Kamui Kobayashi with now-defunct Caterham in 2014. Yamamoto, 31, is reigning champion in Japanese Super Formula and the Super GT touring car series, where he has partnered 2009 Formula One world champion Jenson Button. His age rules him out, however, as a realistic race prospect for a team that develops and feeds young talent to the main...
Full Story »
1mo ago from GrandPrix247.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Toro Rosso video leaked: Yamamoto set for F1 debut in...

Naoki Yamamoto's long-mooted practice run for Toro Rosso at the Japanese...
1mo ago from GPFans.com

Naoki Yamamoto to drive for Toro Rosso in Japanese FP1

Japanese Super Formula driver Naoki Yamamoto will drive for Toro Rosso in...
1mo ago from FormulaSpy.com

Yamamoto to replace Pierre Gasly for FP1 at Suzuka

Naoki Yamamoto will drive for Toro Rosso during FP1 at the Japanese Grand...
1mo ago from GPBlog.com

Toro Rosso confirms Suzuka FP1 outing for Yamamoto

As expected, Scuderia Toro Rosso has confirmed that Super Formula and...
1mo ago from F1i.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MGPToday.com

Hungarian GP in the pipeline for Dorna Sports and...

Dorna Sports and the Hungarian Goverment have agreed a provisional...
21h ago from TheCheckeredFlag...

MotoGP could return to Hungary in 2022

No description available...
21h ago from Motorsport.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

Watch: 10 youngest winners in IndyCar history

In March, Colton Herta became the youngest winner of an IndyCar race,...
12h ago from MotorsportWeek.c...

Zak Brown explains backtrack on James Hinchcliffe...

McLaren CEO Zak Brown has moved to explain the decision to backtrack on...

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Hyundai Motorsport Crowned Manufacturer Champions...

Hyundai Motorsport have won a first FIA World Rally Championship for...

Rally Australia Cancelled After New South Wales...

Rally Australia will not take place this week after bushfires that have...

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Arsenal eye swoop for £26m-rated Belgium U21 starlet...

Gunners could be eyeing another long-term solution... The post Arsenal eye...
1h ago from CaughtOffside.com

Arsenal's £40.5m-rated ace reveals the intriguing...

This article is part of Football FanCast's Pundit View series, which...

Rumour Has It: Jadon Sancho set for Borussia Dortmund...

Jadon Sancho could be about to spark a bidding war. The England...
57m ago from SportsKeeda.com

Thursday's Arsenal transfer talk news roundup: Merih...

Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Arsenal on...
2h ago from SportsMole.co.uk

Comments

Advertisements

Hottest News

Albon is good, but Red Bull could have had better

After a solid seven races at Red Bull, Alex Albon... Read More »
3h ago from PlanetF1.com

FIA issues another engine rule clarification

Nov.14 F1's governing body has issued another... Read More »

Hamilton expects ‘drivers switching' for 2021

Lewis Hamilton reckons the 2021 grid could look a... Read More »
1h ago from PlanetF1.com
Advertisements

Recent News

Advertisements

Advertisements

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.