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Yamamoto In, Chandhok Out – F1 Fans In Uproar as HRT Change Drivers Again

Sakon Yamamoto is set to replace popular Indian F1 driver Karun Chandhok at the German Grand Prix next weekend, as the Japanese driver makes his second appearance this season for HRT F1.

Yamamoto replaced Bruno Senna in surprise circumstances the evening before the British Grand Prix, a move widely suspected to be about sponsorship money.  However it has been revealed in Auto Bild and on popular motoring website Pistonheads that Senna was allegedly replaced because he sent an email criticising team boss Colin Kolles to…wait for it….Colin Kolles himself!  A bit of a mistake from the talented Brazilian.

“After Sakon Yamamoto gave a very positive performance in Silverstone, the team has decided to give the Japanese driver another opportunity to drive the car alongside Bruno Senna,” said the team in a statement.

But now pay driver Yamamoto is racing alongside Senna, there has been uproar between fans on Twitter, with campaigns being started to get Chandhok his seat back.  The man himself though is less concerned about his situation, believing he will race again this season.

“It’s not defined for the rest of the season and I expect to be back in the car at some races,” the Indian driver told Autosport this morning.

“Probably not all of them, but I do expect to be back in the car and racing soon.”


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