F1 » Toyota F1 withdrawal would leave Kobayashi with 'raw' deal

Toyota is preparing to announce its withdrawal from F1 within days, reports suggest - a move that would likely force Abu Dhabi star Kamui Kobayashi back to working in his father's sushi restaurant

Sort Comments: Oldest | Newest


November 03, 2009 12:38 PM

Toyota are out, it's obvious in F1 rumours don't keep doing the rounds without substance. It will be a shame if they do go especially for the staff as Andrew has pointed out, but why would they stay waht have they acheived? in every other area of motorsport they have suceeded but F1 has been a burden. Koba deserves a drive and I hope he gets one, full of fighting spirit I like this guy.

Martin - Unregistered

November 03, 2009 12:44 PM

I think that if this is true then it just goes to prove that F1 and major manufacturers are not compatible and the sport should be left to the "garden shed" manufacturers and small teams. :rolleyes:


November 03, 2009 1:08 PM

With Toyota or not Kobayashi's performances in the 2 races he has done so far suggest that he has the genuine talent to secure a drive and certainly more than one or two of the "pay" drivers who we have had to suffer at the tail end of the field this year

Unagi - Unregistered

November 03, 2009 1:16 PM

It'd be a shame for Kobayashi not to get another driver but I won't be bothered about seeing the back of Toyota. All they've done is thrown money at the project to stand still by not hiring the right people. They had several chances to bust a gut and get in proper top end drivers but wasted their time on journeymen like Ralf, Trulli etc.

marsaz - Unregistered

November 03, 2009 1:32 PM

Delivering sushi in a hachiroku? I'd like to see that! On the serious note I hope this guy get's a drive next year. He really proved himself worthy on the track.

Page 1 of 4
1 2 3 4  »

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.