Kamui Kobayashi is looking for an F1 comeback

Article by Anita Panait, on July 24, 2013

Japanese racing pilot Kamui Kobayashi is hoping to drive another Formula One car someday despite the lack of openings to drivers who does not have influential sponsors backing them. Following an F1 demonstration run for Italian team Ferrari in Moscow, Russia, Kobayashi remarked to formula1.ferrari.com that at the moment, many teams prefer to choose their drivers based on “how much money they can bring,” rather than on their ability on track. He said that he hopes this trend will change, since he aims to make a return to Formula One as soon as possible.

Kobayashi, who is considered as the most successful and most recent F1 driver in Japan, is competing for a Ferrari team in the world endurance championship after he was dropped by Sauber at the end of the 2012 season. He had to launch a fund-raising campaign to try to get another team to drive for them.

Kobayashi drove a 2009 Ferrari F60 in the Moscow City Racing event in Russia. But the Japanese driver was caught out on a wet track and smashed the 2009 Ferrari F60 into the barriers before skidding on just three wheels. After the run, Kobayashi remarked that the track was very slippery and “there was a marked bump at that point.” The team however, had let him try out again in another car. [source: Ferrari]

Topics: formula 1

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