F1 » Kobayashi unsure on F1 future


Kamui Kobayashi says a lack of sponsors could work against him in his bid for a 2013 F1 drive

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Ron - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 1:51 AM

Would love to see him replace Grosjean at Lotus, or if Honda made a full return

Surely he can find a Japanese sponser after Suzuka and this lets be honest plea for help.

Hell even Toro Rosso would be wise to sign him

Fletcher - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 2:56 AM

I can't believe all those famous Japanese companies can't come up with15 million pounds worth of sponsorship money to support the fastest most exciting nicest driver Japan has ever had. Even NEC of Mexico sponsor Perez so why can't NEC Japan do the same for Koba. Does he even have a manager?

LJ - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 4:46 AM

And I thought NEC was backing Kobayashi.. He made a visit to their headquarters in Japan the other day.. So that's disappointing that even they aren't backing him. I agree 10-15 million is a drop in the ocean to some of these corporations. Many of them spend much more on marketing anyway, so I don't see why they can't divert some to their own golden boy.

I've got a feeling Kobayashi has no real management, he was signed on the back of 2 races for Toyota, and kept his seat with exciting performances in 2010 @ Sauber. He's matured a lot and I feel very close to getting his first win.. And I think it would be a crime to ditch him after he's come so far.

I was looking at Massa's stats before he joined Ferrari and with the exception of less DNF's he joined Ferrari from Sauber after 3 seasons with less points and no podium. If Ferrari decide to move on from Massa, who can they bring in who isn't inexperienced but a promising talent? Both Di Resta and Hulkenberg have same experienc

LJ - Unregistered

October 12, 2012 4:48 AM

...Both Di Resta and Hulkenberg have same experience level as Perez and they said Perez needed more experience before he could come to Ferrari.

So that leaves Kobayashi and Kovalainen as the only 2 feasable options Ferrari have left.

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