Jul.26 (GMM) Sakon Yamamoto looks set to retain his race seat at HRT for now.
The Japanese, reportedly with $5 million in sponsorship to pay to the struggling Spanish team in 2010, raced initially in Bruno Senna’s cockpit at the recent British grand prix.
He then replaced Karun Chandhok in Germany, but the Indian rookie – whose new sponsor Japyee was on the Cosworth-powered F110 at Hockenheim – said it is possible he will be back in the car this weekend in Hungary.
“After the (Hockenheim) race we are going to talk about the next race,” said Chandhok in Germany before returning to his home in England.
Senna said in Germany that he will keep his seat at all the remaining races in 2010, but Finland’s Turun Sanomat suggested that HRT’s fourth driver Christian Klien is expecting to race the dark grey car before the season is out.
But the publication added: “It is probable that money talks and Senna and Yamamoto will be (in the cars) in Hungary.”
In Hispania’s post-race statement on Sunday, Yamamoto sounded confident.
“We tried some adjustments on the set up (at Hockenheim) which will help us already for the next races.”