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Kunimitsu Honda saved from "terrible" start to season

The delay to the 2020 SUPER GT season caused by the global coronavirus pandemic has saved the Kunimitsu Honda team from a "terrible" first round, believes Naoki Yamamoto.

Honda has 'no excuses' with front-engined NSX-GT

Honda's switch to a front-engined NSX-GT for the 2020 SUPER GT season means the manufacturer can no longer use some of the 'excuses' of previous years, believes Naoki Yamamoto.

Yamamoto: Younger teammate presents a challenge

Honda driver Naoki Yamamoto admits being paired with a younger teammate for the first time in his SUPER GT career will be a challenge.

Yamamoto could land Red Bull F1 role in 2020

Red Bull and Honda have had discussions about a potential Formula 1 role for Naoki Yamamoto next season.

Yamamoto thankful for Button's Dream Race advice

Naoki Yamamoto has thanked his Honda SUPER GT teammate Jenson Button for his advice ahead of last weekend's Fuji Dream Race.

Button raced with "basically the same car as last year"

Jenson Button has revealed that he had to defend his SUPER GT title with “basically the same car as last year” after Honda's 2019 aerodynamic package proved too “unpredictable” to race.

Super GT's 2020-spec cars make public debut

SUPER GT's 2020-spec GT500 cars made their public debut in a demonstration run ahead of the final round of the season at Motegi.

Suzuka Super Formula: Cassidy wins title in tense finale

Nick Cassidy overcame the odds to win the 2019 Super Formula title in a tense Suzuka title-decider, overhauling pre-race points leader Naoki Yamamoto with a second-place finish.

Yamamoto admits F1 run detracted from SF/SGT efforts

Naoki Yamamoto has conceded that his Formula 1 practice run with Toro Rosso caused him to switch his focus away from defending his SUPER GT and Super Formula titles.

Yamamoto not "under consideration" for Red Bull F1 seat

Honda-backed Japanese star Naoki Yamamoto does not fit the profile for a race seat at one of Red Bull's Formula 1 teams, says Christian Horner.

Who will prevail in Super Formula's five-way decider?

The 2019 Super Formula season will reach its conclusion at the fabled Suzuka circuit this weekend, and no less than five drivers are in contention for title glory. Rachit Thukral is your guide for what promises to be a nail-biting championship decider.

Toro Rosso drivers praise Yamamoto after practice debut

Toro Rosso drivers Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly believe Formula 1 rookie Naoki Yamamoto did “really well” and a “very good job” on his debut in Japanese Grand Prix practice.

Toro Rosso confirms Yamamoto's Suzuka practice outing

Naoki Yamamoto will make his Formula 1 weekend debut driving for Toro Rosso in the Japanese Grand Prix’s first Friday practice session, as predicted by Motorsport.com.

Yamamoto: 'I can't win the title with my current driving'

Naoki Yamamoto doesn’t see foresee himself winning the 2019 Super Formula title “with my current driving,'' despite retaking the championship lead ahead of next month’s Suzuka title decider.

Cassidy: "No one expects me" to beat Yamamoto to title

TOM’S driver Nick Cassidy says “no one is expecting me” to defeat Naoki Yamamoto and claim the 2019 Super Formula title, despite the Kiwi seizing the championship lead at Motegi.

The race that ended Button and Yamamoto's title defence

Jenson Button and Naoki Yamamoto were on course for a first SUPER GT victory of 2019 at Sugo, but things took a turn for the worse when Yamamoto took over the wheel. Rachit Thukral explains how their remaining hopes of defending their title unravelled in a topsy-turvy race.

True cause of Yamamoto Autopolis crash revealed

The real cause for defending SUPER GT champion Naoki Yamamoto’s first-lap crash in last weekend’s Autopolis race, which was not captured on camera, has been revealed.

Yamamoto: Losing points leads highlights my "weakness"

Naoki Yamamoto says losing a previously-healthy Super Formula championship lead in last weekend's Motegi race has highlighted a “weakness” that he must cure to defend his title.

Button: Super GT title defence now looking “difficult”’

Jenson Button says the chances of he and Naoki Yamamoto defending their SUPER GT title are receding, despite returning to the podium in last weekend's Fuji 500-mile round.

Yamamoto set for FP1 outing with Red Bull/Toro Rosso

Super Formula ace Naoki Yamamoto appears likely to make his Formula 1 debut this season by driving in a Friday practice session ahead of a grand prix.

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Button explains race-ending Super GT crash

Jenson Button says the “terrible” crash that ended his SUPER GT race in Thailand was caused by the angle in which the two cars approached the corner, and was a racing incident.

Button expected no Fuji points after disaster qualifying

Reigning Super GT champion Jenson Button says he wasn’t expecting to even finish inside the points at Fuji after qualifying down in 12th position for the season’s second-longest race.

Yamamoto: Podium in “wild” race justifies switching teams

Reigning Super Formula champion Naoki Yamamoto says his second-place finish in last weekend’s “wild” opening race at Suzuka shows that risking leaving his Mugen team was the right decision.

Button admits Honda Super GT team lacking one-lap pace

Defending Super GT champion Jenson Button has called on his Kunimitsu Honda team to work on its one-lap pace ahead of next weekend’s season opener at Okayama.