F1 » Overshadowed Kobayashi has good feel for Shanghai


Kamui Kobayashi hopes that a Sauber-favouring Shanghai International Circuit will allow his to kick-start his points chase.

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Amigo - Unregistered

April 08, 2012 3:43 PM

I still count Kobayashi is faster and better than Perez in over-all race pace. If both drivers were racing on same strategy and Kobayashi will beat Perez in every races.
I have no doubt Perez is more popular than Kobayashi in the Sauber team because of his backer.
Kobayashi does not slow down and he can be podium in normal race if he has good car.
Go Kobayashi go.

Amigo - Unregistered

April 08, 2012 3:45 PM

I still count on Kobayashi he is faster and better than Perez in over-all race pace. If both drivers were racing on same strategy and Kobayashi will beat Perez in every races.
I have no doubt Perez is more popular than Kobayashi in the Sauber team because of his backer.
Kobayashi does not slow down and he can be podium in normal race if he has good car.
Go Kobayashi go.

Fletcher - Unregistered

April 08, 2012 5:32 PM

I think they are equally matched. However Kobayashi is exciting to watch. Perez is much smoother and better at street circuits. I hope they both do well as I like to see Sauber take on the big guys.

sodesu

April 08, 2012 6:28 PM

Perez probably has better single lap pace but Kobayashi often shows good race craft, and has amazing car control. I think they're both great actually, and the whole team seems to have really gelled around them. That's partly why I think it would be sad if Ferrari got their hands on Perez. This team seems to have a really good atmosphere as well as the necessary momentum and continuity to progress at the moment. If they keep up the good work throughout the year hopefully they can bring in some more sponsorship as well as prize money, because it seems the only thing that's holding them back right now is the budget.

LJ - Unregistered

April 09, 2012 3:28 AM

Kobayashi has so much potential, but I don't remember one weekend where something didn't go wrong for him. If he has a clean Qualifying his race goes to hell, if he has a crap Quali he often makes up 5-10 places which makes you think what he could have achieved with a better qualification.

He's never had the car to his liking and just like Button.. I do believe if he gets the right setup and he's comfortable in the car he will score big points.

JV - Unregistered

April 10, 2012 5:44 PM

Kobayashi always is given the dog of race strategy in 2012 so far, while Perez seems to always be given the correct race/pit strategy that one SHOULD race.

I like it how Mclaren treats all drivers the same and gives them 100% chance to get 100%. While Ferrari is those teams where they rather have a star, than to have both drivers get the correct solution to the race.

Alonso v. Massa
MSC v. Rubens

Mr. Sauber, from BMW times, had Kubica and Hiedfield go neck to neck. If they want to make Perez their media darling and neglect the unsung Kobayashi, who gave Mr. Sauber 2010-2011 the bulk points, that is just the wrong strategy.

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