F1 » Kobayashi comeback left flat despite point

Kamui Kobayashi claimed a point despite starting 24th in the Turkish Grand Prix - but was left to rue a mid-race puncture.

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furionese - Unregistered

May 09, 2011 8:30 AM

Kamui has done it again! it really does not matter where he starts he coz he finishes witin points anyway!

shame about puncture it was a racing incident, i thought Buemi was fair, left enough room inside. Kamui didnt push him wide or anything either, just an unfortunate touch.

if the race had gone for another lap he wouldve surely been eaten alive by Massa! it was too close for me to stay calm, had cold hands and was sweating.lol

Ruben - Unregistered

May 09, 2011 11:17 AM

And once again, Kamui delivered. If Kubica can't return to F1 (would be another loss of talent) I would say Kamui at Renault. Or with Webber's and Massa's seat in doubt, he could move up the ranks faster. Doubts with Vettel and Alonso as teammates though but it would be a shame let him descend into F1 obscurity like so many others.

Future Japanese F1 Champion at work here.


May 09, 2011 12:28 PM

Here's a guy who does his best in every race despite unfortunate situations. He's one of the best overtakers in the field and he doesn't care that's his car is slower than the big teams'. He always give it a go :)

Boss B - Unregistered

May 09, 2011 1:09 PM

He has become an enigma for F1 now. The whole paddock was used to asian nationals paying their way into F1. And here he comes and is earning a salary by merit.

No one is mentioning him as highly as the others because the big teams are not sure if he would be very marketable in europe. So all the top teams are keeping mum. But talent can overcome most things.

USF1_Fan - Unregistered

May 09, 2011 1:16 PM

Kobayashi has matured quite well as a driver- flashes of brilliance and far fewer mistakes than last year.

Well done.

I'm still not convinced that he has enough to compete with the best of the current crop of drivers but there is no doubt that he is among the best of the rest, so to speak.

He did a great job sunday and I hope to see more of the same as the season continues.


May 09, 2011 1:38 PM

Lap 1, before the DRS became active Koba exited turn eight and came flying down the middle of the road to overtake possibly two cars ahead using the unfavourable line into turn nine . . . you gotta love him, he dont mess about . . . Ferrari take note!

Taz - Unregistered

May 09, 2011 1:38 PM

Comes across very well in interview's as well, 100% the best Japanese driver in F1 so far, Peter Sauber has a good eye for driving talent.

Alex K. - Unregistered

May 09, 2011 3:35 PM

With all the Japanese engine manufacturers gone Kobayashi might be the first Japanese driver to get a legitimate shot with a top team on his own merit.

Kubica's accident might actually hurt him though. Bear with me here...Kubica was looking like a shoo-in for Massa's seat at Ferrari, but now that's unlikely, at least for 2012. If they had lost Kubica to the Scuderia Kobayashi or Sutil would have been top picks for the Renault (Lotus) seat. With Kubica hopefully coming back for 2012 Renault kind of "owes" him that seat...putting a block on Kaumi's potential advancement.


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