F1 » Kobayashi: It's over!

Kamui Kobayashi has admitted that he is unlikely to find a place on the F1 grid for 2013.

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Luke - Unregistered

December 18, 2012 7:44 AM

More proof F1 has nothing to do with talent and all do to with money, the teams need more share of the revenue so pay drivers aren't really an option, yes Motorsport is expensive and its always been about the money, but now your seeing drivers who have every right to be on the grid being shafted for rich drivers, this wasn't the case before.


December 18, 2012 9:07 AM

polo. whereas i agree with you, it is still sad to see that less worthy driers are sitting in the cars at the back. at least koba had some experience of f1 and of the tracks.

but then again, teams like marussia are blinded by the big cheques dangled in front of them.

Red Robbo Rover F1 - Unregistered

December 18, 2012 9:57 AM

I'm clearly completely out of touch with the finances involved at the back of the grid.
I would have thought a known quantity like Kamui with 8 million Euros in his pocket would have been attractive to someone! (Marussia?)
Can someone enlighten me please?


December 18, 2012 10:19 AM

F1 isn't an amateur sport, it has the best race drivers in the world, but that's maybe 8-10 guys, after that a good few are there because of money rather than merit.

michael g - Unregistered

December 18, 2012 11:05 AM

well I have to agree that F1 has an amateur side. if we compare it to football, running a football club is obviously expensive, but none of the clubs bring a pay player. F1 is similar to ADAC GT where professional driver exist along side amateur drivers.

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