September 24, 2010
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It has been announced today that Christian Klien will replace Sakon Yamamoto for the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. It appears as if Yamamoto is suffering from food poisoning, although there will be questions raised as to why Karun Chandhok was not put back in the race seat.
Team Principal Colin Kolles said:
"It looks as if Sakon Yamamoto has a food poisoning, and he
doesn’t feel well. Because of this, Christian Klien will be
driving the car this Friday and the rest of the Singapore
Grand Prix. I hope Sakon gets well soon and is able to drive
at his home Grand Prix in Japan."
Klien has previously driven for Hispania in practice sessions at the Spanish and European Grands Prix, but has not been competing in any races so far this year.
This isn’t bad news, seeing as Yamamoto is gone for one race, but it’s very disappointing to see the team continue to snub Karun Chandhok, who Bernie Ecclestone said last week needed a better car to prove his talent. Unfortunately, after this, I can’t see him driving at any time this year.