F1 » Anti-climax for Kobayashi in 'disappointing' race


Kamui Kobayashi: Of course after what we did in qualifying the race result is disappointing. Quite often we have recovered in the race from a bad qualifying, but today it was the other way round.

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LJ - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 6:02 PM

I just knew this was going to happen. It's very rare that Kamui has a perfect weekend. If Quali is poor he can have a great race and visa versa. I just hope they can hook it all up atleast once this week and give a fighting chance of that podium.

I wasn't impressed with Perez nearly pushing his team mate off the track either. I think he's let that 2nd place get to his head quite quickly as he was already talking about winning races in the near future.

Chop Chop - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 7:17 PM

I was big surprised by Perez pushing his team mate Kobayashi off the track.
Perez is too aggressive. He needs to mature.
Perez though he will be better off with 3 stop strategy than 2 stop strategy.
Sauber is giving big favor to Perez. 2 stop strategy is better than 3 stop strategy for Sauber cars. Sauber strategy is very conservative approach for to score points at least one car.
I hope Sauber will change strategy for its drivers. 3 or 4 stop strategy for Perez and 2 or 3 stops strategy for Kobayashi in Bahrain. Otherwise, Sauber think about same strategy for both drivers.
I love Kobayashi over taken both Raikkonen car and Perez car at Lap 50.

Gazza1JB

April 15, 2012 8:42 PM

Very surprised how poor Sauber where in the race, i really thought they might win with there supposed better tyre wear, but they ended up nowhere and the tyre shredding machine's (Merc) tyres were perfect, been a strange season so far.

furionese - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 3:21 AM

havent watched F1 since 2011 Canadian gp (got bigger issue to deal with than watching F1) but sounds like Kamui is doing quite well this year already, well, thats what i thought when i heard he qulified 3rd.. i have been following his results and though i dont see him racing on screen but i just know he will succeed one day. he is the only jpn driver ever closest to winning a gp.

i guess he has to wait for another few yrs for that, by knowing how good Rosbers was and saw how long it took him to win his 1st.. looking back, Nicos former teammate Nakajima how mediocre he looked compared to German and thus often been criticised but its clear it wasnt entirely his fault - not even Schumacher could match him so how could he?

anyway, good luck Kamui-san! we are always with you!

Boston Red Lobsters - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 5:10 AM

KK marked the fastest lap of the race. I wonder what would happen if there had been no oil leaked on his grid and he had made a good start. He would not have been stuck in other cars and been able to keep his pace without wearing his tyres. It is not impossible to imagine that he could get a podium, at least 4th or 5th.

JACKBEE

April 16, 2012 8:01 AM

In my opinion, Sauber's strategy is and always has been absolutely useless.
Peter Sauber, nice bloke, Sauber F1 nice team, but whoever decides their strategy should be shown the door.
How many more times do they have to screw up a decent race performance before they get someone good in. Come on Sauber get a grip!!

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