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Ex-Super Aguri driver joins ART

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15/07/2008

ART Grand Prix has announced that they have made the decision to terminate Luca Fillipi's contract with immediate effect.

From the Hockenheim round onward, former Super Aguri driver, Sakon Yamamoto will become Romain Grosjean's teammate in the ART Grand Prix GP2 team.

Yamamoto contested 7 Grands Prix in 2006 with Super Aguri, the Japanese team having dropped Franck Montagny who was replacing Yuji Ide. In 2007, he re-emerged in F1, this time replacing Christijan albers at Spyker.

In February this year, Yamamoto was unveiled as one of three test drivers for the Renault F1 team, the others being Romain Grosjean and Lucas di Grassi, however, to date, the Japanese driver has yet to test the French outfit's 2008 car.

Yamamoto's best F1 result was a brace of 16ths in China and Brazil in 2006.

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