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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kamui Drives Sauber Onward

Great drive from Kobayashi in Monaco.  A one-stop strategy combined with a strong drive saw him take fifth place, his highest finish so far...

It gave a great boost to the team after the worrying Perez crash on Saturday.  Kamui was the only Sauber on the racetrack, starting from 13th on the grid and, once it became clear that they were only one-stopping Kobayashi said "one after the other they stopped and it became better for me. After my one and only pitstop I was stuck behind Adrian Sutil and at the same time defend against Mark Webber."

He reckoned that if it hadn't been for the restart he would have held onto fourth place, but once Webbo was on new tyres he couldn't keep him behind.

Peter Sauber was delighted for Kamui and, if he continues to race like he is obviously able to it's only a matter of time before one of the top teams steals him away.  Kamui Kobayashi - Best Japanese Driver ever?