Kamui Kobayashi will compete with the Sauber team in F1 2010, it has been reported.

Although there has been no official statement from the Swiss-based outfit, Finnish newspaper, Turun Sanomat alleges that a deal has been reached for next season, but that there will be no confirmation until Peter Sauber has also signed his team-mate.

Kobayashi had been expected to drive for Toyota in 2010, until the Japanese manufacturer pulled the plug on its F1 programme.

The 23-year-old, who impressed many in the paddock when he stood in for the injured Timo Glock in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, has also been linked to Renault.

Meanwhile, in a separate development, Kobayashi has been voted sixth in your poll for the top driver of the 2009 season [see separate story - click here].

More to follow as and when we get it...


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