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Malaysian Grand Prix: Kobayashi hopes for Melbourne F1 repeat

Speaking exclusively to Crash.net, Kamui Kobayashi hopes to repeat his qualifying heroics for Caterham in Malaysia
Kamui Kobayashi says he hopes he can repeat his qualifying heroics from Melbourne at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Caterham endured another tough Friday of practice at Sepang, with Kobayashi stopping after just five laps in FP1 due to an energy store issue and being unable to run at all in FP2 as a result. Speaking exclusively to Crash.net following the end of practice, when asked if he felt he could achieve his Q2 result of Australia in potentially wet conditions, Kobayashi replied: “I will try!

“I will if I can. Basically I need to focus myself, to be 100% sure that the car is running. It is not easy if there are conditions like [heavy rain], so I will need to really be careful when I am driving. In qualifying you only need one lap so I will just try to do a good lap and then we can see where we will be.”

While Caterham and Lotus continue to struggle for mileage, the sister teams of Red Bull and Toro Rosso have been running much more reliably with the Renault power unit, but Kobayashi believes it's just a case of the two being able to work together rather than any favouritism.

“Maybe I have to ask [team owner] Tony [Fernandes] to get a B-team or another team! I don't know, I don't follow anything about that. I'm working hard with my team myself, I didn't follow anything about this. But if this is true then I will need to ask Tony to get another team.”




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WadeAus

March 29, 2014 4:49 AM

That was luck in the rain. The Caterham would never get that high usually. When I saw the headline I thought he wanted to crash into someone and ruin their race in this race as well.



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