Kimiya Sato will be Sauber reserve in Japan

Kimiya Sato

Kimiya Sato

Japanese driver Kimiya Sato will be Sauber’s reserve at his home grand prix at Suzuka next weekend, the Swiss Formula 1 team announced on Sunday.

The 24-year-old will also carry out a straight line aerodynamic test for them on Oct. 18 at the Vairano track in Italy.

Sato has already driven the Sauber, taking part in a young driver test at Silverstone in July. The team have a number of Japanese partners, including NEC.

Japan has no F1 race drivers at present with the highly popular Kamui Kobayashi, who was dropped by Sauber at the end of last season, the last to compete at Suzuka. He finished third there in 2012. (Reuters)

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  • EazyE

    Sato… That’s Japanese for Perez’s replacement, right? LOL!

  • my racing career

    japan is one of the gratest countries for racing sport. they would deserve a permanent suzuka track and a driver, or at least a team. i hope honda and toyota come back

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