F1 » Kobayashi admits: Ferrari weren’t happy with me


Kamui Kobayashi reveals that his decision to return to F1 with Caterham didn't go down well with Ferrari, who were keen to keep him onboard for 2014

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UGGI

January 23, 2014 4:54 PM

Can't blame him really, if he missed a seat this year it would probably meant the end of his F1 dream, plenty of time for other series racing when he has no F1 options left. Good Luck Kamui!!

unwashad3

January 23, 2014 5:51 PM

Taz: Bit of a gamble but he wasn't going to get a drive at Ferrrai.



AF Corse is a Italian racing team who are interlinked with Ferrari and Maserati who race on the FIA endurance circuit which Kobi drove for last year, and the fact that the thread says Kobi felt he had to explain himself to LDM says that Ferrari have a big say in that company.

When I said Ferrari Idid not mean Kobi was going to drive for Ferrari the F1 team.

Kobi also tested the 2010 F1 Ferrari car in 2013 for a promotional event in Moscow so it is highly probable that he was being paid by Ferrari in some way.

Taz

January 23, 2014 6:47 PM

unwashad3:
Taz: Bit of a gamble but he wasn't going to get a drive at Ferrrai.



AF Corse is a Italian racing team who are interlinked with Ferrari and Maserati who race on the FIA endurance circuit which Kobi drove for last year, and the fact that the thread says Kobi felt he had to explain himself to LDM says that Ferrari have a big say in that company.

When I said Ferrari Idid not mean Kobi was going to drive for Ferrari the F1 team.

Kobi also tested the 2010 F1 Ferrari car in 2013 for a promotional event in Moscow so it is highly probable that he was being paid by Ferrari in some way.


A drive in F1...I thought that was implied :rolleyes:

LJ

January 23, 2014 7:05 PM

Fact is Ferrari want experienced, yet fast and hungry racers for their F1 team. If Kobayashi wants to drive for Ferrari's F1 team for real he needs to be on track proving his abilities to everyone.

You just have to look back at Button to see how long he waited for a win and his first title. You have to be in the sport to have any chance, even if it's at the back of the grid for a year (which Button was with Honda until his breakthrough year in 2009).

Kamui has had lots of struggles Toyota pulling out, then being booted by Sauber after his best season, he's due a run of success imho.

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