F1 » Mixed emotions as Perez, Kobayashi bow out

Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi left with mixed emotions after bowing out of the Sauber team in Brazil

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Speed Racer 420 - Unregistered

November 27, 2012 12:10 AM

Formula 1 does what it can to drive out Japanese talent, whether from constructor or driver. In 2005 when Honda and Toyota engines could rev higher than Ferrari could, FIA imposed a 19,000rpm rev limit.

There have been many talks in the FIA to replace the Grand Prix of Japan for some communist/oil dictatorship state who can pay more money, only the drivers' enjoyment of the track keeps Suzuka on the calender.

And then we have Kamui Kobayashi. One of the most exciting racers in years, very smooth, very brave yet careful with passes, definitely driving the Sauber as fast as humanly possible. Even with Perez having No.1 seat on the team, meaning the car is developed around him, not Kobayashi, Kamui still finished the season with only 6 less points than Perez, yet no drive for Kamui, McLaren drive for Perez. Perez definitely deserves it, but Kamui should at least get to be on Lotus or another top team, or at least Force India or Mercedes.

No other team that scored points had drivers fin

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