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Naoki Yamamoto to Make Free Practice Debut with Toro Rosso at Suzuka

Naoki Yamamoto will make his Formula 1 track debut this weekend at the Suzuka International Racing Course as he will take over the Scuderia Toro Rosso seat of Pierre Gasly for the opening free practice session. Yamamoto is the reigning Super Formula and Super GT champion in Japan and has been a Honda-backed driver for a number of years but will get his first opportunity behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car this weekend at the age of thirty-one. “First of all, I would like to thank Scuderia Toro Rosso, Red Bull and of course Honda for giving me this great opportunity,” said Yamamoto.  “I am delighted that I will get to drive a Formula 1 car this weekend, something which has been a...
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