Kamui Kobayashi

  • Kamui Kobayashi back for Monza but future uncertain September 5, 2014

    Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi was in Tokyo when he received a call on Wednesday telling him he would be racing for Caterham in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. Fighting off the fatigue after hurriedly packing his bags and getting on a plane, Kobayashi told reporters on Thursday he was glad to be...
  • Caterham pull out of Formula one test after Kobayashi crash May 14, 2014

    Caterham pulled out of Formula One testing in Barcelona on Wednesday because their car was too badly damaged after Kamui Kobayashi crashed on the opening day. The Japanese smashed into the barriers in the final half hour of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday and the Malaysian-owned team said...
  • Caterham sign Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson January 21, 2014

    Formula One tail-enders Caterham rang the changes by announcing the return of popular Japanese racer Kamui Kobayashi and arrival of Swedish rookie Marcus Ericsson in an all-new 2014 driver line-up on Tuesday. The long-awaited announcement completes the 22-man grid for the season starting in Australia in March and marks a fresh...
  • Kobayashi seeking sponsorship to stay in F1 October 26, 2012

    Greater Noida: Kamui Kobayashi's future with the Sauber Formula One team will not depend on whatever new sponsorship money he might raise, team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said on Friday. Without saying whether the Japanese would be staying or leaving next season, Kaltenborn reminded reporters at the Indian Grand Prix that the...
  • First podium finish for Kamui Kobayashi at Japanese GP October 7, 2012

    Suzuka: Third place felt like a victory for Kamui Kobayashi as he celebrated his first Formula One podium finish in front of home fans who had only once before witnessed such an event on Japanese soil. Only the third of his countrymen to stand on a grand prix podium, and first...
  • Red Bull's Vettel wins Japanese GP 2012 October 7, 2012

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix from pole on Sunday to close within four points of the top of the Formula One championship standings as leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari crashed out of the race at the first turn. Vettel, who also won the previous race...
  • Button takes pole position for Belgian GP September 1, 2012

    Spa, Belgium: British driver Jenson Button will start Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix in pole position after finishing fastest in Saturday's qualifying, with defending champion Sebastian Vettel in 11th. Button overcame balance problems to take his first pole of the season, the eighth of his career, and his first for McLaren. "It's...
  • Kobayashi tops Practice 1 at Belgium GP August 31, 2012

    Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium: Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso lapped more than 29 seconds off the pace in a rain-lashed and meaningless first practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday. Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi ended up with his name on top of the timing screens after a fastest lap of...
  • British GP: Kobayashi fined for injuring pit crew July 9, 2012

    Silverstone: Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi has been fined by race stewards after injuring three mechanics during a pit stop in Sunday's British Grand Prix. The FIA says the $31,000 fine is because the "very dangerous maneuver ... had potentially serious implications." Kobayashi braked too late while pitting on lap 37 and crashed...