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Sakon Yamamoto Replaces Bruno Senna in the British GP

The latest rumors regarding the shaky F1 future of Brazilian driver Bruno Senna seem to become true, as Hispania Racing F1 Team's boss Colin Kolles confirmed on Thursday that reserve driver Sakon Yamamoto will replace 26-year old nephew of Ayrton Senna for the entire British Grand Prix, at Silverstone.

Both Senna and teammate Karun Chandhok were in the rumor mill regarding a potential loss of their F1 seats for the remainder of the 2010 season, yet it seems the former is the one targeted by his team. His replacement, Yamamoto, has last driven a Formula One car back in 2007, for Spyker F1, and will take the wheel of the HRT car from as early as today's practice at Silverstone.

Needless to say, this decision caused quite a stir inside the F1 paddock, with several media reporting that this is the first step towards ousting Senna from the HRT lineup completely. Kolles moved to dismiss the allegations, saying that a definitive decision on the 2010 lineup will be taken during the Silverstone weekend.

A decision as to who will drive for Hispania for the rest of the season will be taken over the weekend,” Kolles told the BBC on Friday.

According to Finland's Turun Sanomat, Yamamoto had the first shot at driving Senna's single-seater this weekend thanks to a superior financial backing as compared to the other reserve drive on HRT's roster, Christian Klien. Therefore, money once again replaced experience in the team's decision-making process, which probably doesn't make a lot of people wonder how come HRT is performing so poorly in the 2010 campaign.

So we're now waiting to see whose money is better: Senna's or Yamamoto's?
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