Yamamoto to replace Chandhok in Germany
16 July 2010 – Hispania has announced that test and reserve driver Sakon Yamamoto will be competing once again in Germany, but this time replacing Karun Chandhok as opposed to Bruno Senna who sat out of the cockpit at the British Grand Prix.
With rumours before Silverstone having been that Chandhok would be subbed for by the test driver, the Spanish squad eventually surprised all by announcing Senna's brief break on the eve of practice. However, it is now his Indian team-mate who steps back.
'After Sakon Yamamoto gave a very positive performance at Silverstone, the team has decided to give the Japanese driver another opportunity to drive the car alongside Bruno Senna,' reads an official team press release.
'Karun Chandhok is still part of the Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team family and is likely to be in the car at some later races this season.'