F1 » Kobayashi seeks to keep F1 dream alive

Kamui Kobayashi looks to keep his F1 career on track despite departure from Sauber

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Aks29 - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 4:19 PM

sad to see such a talented driver spreading hands before fans to keep his seat in F1...such a bad thing in the new world that cares only about money... :(

Bukbuka - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 5:35 PM

A driver now has to E-beg for a seat? What a shame.

As much as I respect Kobayashi as a driver though, it's not right for him to e-begging to extend his career. That's like him saying they paid me a truck load of money to do drive but they no longer will, so donate YOUR MONEY to me so that I will get paid a truck load again

Nanbawan - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 6:02 PM

Well, the feeder series like GP2 and WSbR are producing young drivers every year and there are still very few available seats in F1 and likely even less next season with the demise of HRT.

The combined effects of having such a large pool of potential drivers, few seats, the current financial climate and the cost of running an F1 team give us this kind of result...The irony being that even the GP2 champ won't be able to have an F1 drive...

Saving private Kobayashi...but apparently there can't be a team mounted for that like Super Aguri for Sato...Unless some Asian investors buy HRT.


November 24, 2012 7:03 PM

If Kamui's fans want to give him some cash backing then that's their decision. why not? I would have thought that japanese business would support him too though. would love to see him in a Lotus!

Amigo - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 7:23 PM

It's really sad if Kobayashi was not on the grid in 2013. Being Asian driver he has disadvantage in F1.
I heard in one occasion David Coulthard said about Japanese driver Kobayashi as no talent driver.
Also ex Formula one driver I don't remember the name said Nico Hulkenberg or Paul Di Reseta or Heikki Kovalainen should replace Kobayashi.
I don't see Hulkenberg or Reseta or Kovalainen is better and fast driver than Kobayashi.
From the point of F1 Fans view, Kobayashi is doing great job and scoring points steadily. Only fault is he does not have good reliable car like Perez car in 2012 but he still tried to finish one podium.
If he were European driver and then he will be signed by top team.
Current Formula one is really stupid since FIA try to control spending and budget teams pop up and asked exchange money for driver seat.
Also if Kobayashi was in Romain Grojean Lotus seat and then the team will kick him out straight away but Romain Grojean can keep his seat next year.
Some drivers

LJ - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 7:23 PM

Actually, it's not Kamui begging. He doesn't want to do this, but his fans wanted to give money and have been asking for a way to do this for months. If it helps him, I don't see the problem.. How is it any different to Maldonado, Senna or Perez' sponsorship money.

JJJ - Unregistered

November 24, 2012 8:03 PM

Might be the way to go for Koba...japanese companies may keep their wallets closed in this climate but there should definitely be a lot of Japanese fans out there with a few Yen to spare...some from other nationalities as well perhaps.

Just wonder what happens to the cash if Kamui still doesn't get a seat though...Kamui himself will probably go to Super GT I guess...

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