Yamamoto to Drive Third Jordan in Japan

Jordan have announced that Formula Nippon and Japanese GT driver Sakon Yamamoto will drive their third car on the Friday of the Japanese Grand Prix next month

Yamamoto to Drive Third Jordan in Japan

The Japanese driver is due to have a seat fitting with Jordan next week and will test with the team at Silverstone on September 13 to 15.

Speaking about the opportunity, Yamamoto said: "It is with great pleasure that I have a chance to drive a Jordan Grand Prix Formula One racing car as a third driver at Suzuka.

"I have started my racing driver career aiming at Formula One and I greatly thank Jordan Grand Prix and all the people who have supported me to get this opportunity. I will work hard to achieve my goal of a regular seat in Formula One through this opportunity."

Colin Kolles, Managing Director of Jordan Grand Prix, added: "Sakon Yamamoto is a very talented driver in Japan at the moment and I'm delighted that we are able to offer him his first F1 test and the Friday drive at his home Grand Prix.

"He's come up through the junior categories quickly and with good results so I'm optimistic that he will be very significant in the future of Japanese motor sport. I am sure he will do a great job to help the team gathering data to assist with our preparation for the Japanese Grand Prix."

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