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#451 santori

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Posted 20 December 2009 - 21:54

He's signed with Mario Miyakawa, Jean Alesi's agent.

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#452 kaivo

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:38

f1fanatic.co.uk: kobayashi on button voted best overtaking move of 2009

Edited by kaivo, 01 January 2010 - 12:39.


#453 jez6363

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 13:13

I'm extremely happy to see Kobayashi in F1. He is best thing in F1 since sliced bread

Aero - a sliced bread wing - the textured surface might reduce turbulence maybe, but they wouldn't meet flexing rules.
Fuel - a digestor to digest sliced bread, generating methane to power the engine - not good for a quick getaway, and long races...
Tyres - they might grain a bit...
Helmet - not sure I would want a sliced bread helmet - though it would give you something to snack on during the race.

Given our diet, probably the only things made of sliced bread in F1 are the British Racing Drivers...

So I'm much happier to see Kobayashi in F1 than I would be to see sliced bread there (except in the form of the Brits)!

Edited by jez6363, 01 January 2010 - 13:13.


#454 Captain Tightpants

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 22:37

f1fanatic.co.uk: kobayashi on button voted best overtaking move of 2009

Worst. Poll. Ever. If it had been anyone else, it would have even been considered for the poll.

#455 whatto999

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 00:56

Attractive start, not the fastest one but hey - let's give him a chance to learn and get some experience.

#456 Anssi

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 17:47

http://www.autosport...rt.php/id/81155


The more I hear from Kamui the more I like him :cat:


"I believe that if have good results here I won't have to go back to Japan anymore."

Maybe it's his English but I find that very funny. It sounds like Japan is a place he doesn't want to go back to at all [can't be serious]. Keep them fun comments coming, Kamui.


"Q. Who was [your idol]?

KK: Nobody, because I didn't know about F1 when I started in karting. I just knew I wanted to drive."


OK so he just knew he wanted to drive and didn't know anything about F1 :cat:


Kamui you can count me in as a fan. Now let's get you a win in F1 and I will have some interesting times ahead...

#457 Anssi

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 20:29

Kamui, well done in the test :cat:

#458 intothepits

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 20:51

Sauber is looking good, on the first tests at least. Let's hope it's a good car for Kobayashi, so far so good.

Edited by intothepits, 02 February 2010 - 20:56.


#459 Simon Says

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 21:13

Kobi-San is going to be great to watch. Jenson is going to have his hands full with him if Sauber gives him a good car :lol:

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#460 Simon Says

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 21:16

And I do agree with that. I'm not saying he doesn't deserve the seat.

All I'm saying is I have a suspicion that he's not going impress nearly as much over a whole season.

And like I said, I hope I'm wrong. ;)


I and many others know he's no Lewis or Alonso, but he still did an amazing debut and he should have no problem beatin De La Rosa imo. I don't care that he's not the best driver on the grid, he's a great driver to watch. He will definetly make F1 less boring imo.

#461 Pato

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 21:53

I and many others know he's no Lewis or Alonso, but he still did an amazing debut and he should have no problem beatin De La Rosa imo. I don't care that he's not the best driver on the grid, he's a great driver to watch. He will definetly make F1 less boring imo.


You never know ;)

Hopefully he does well in 2010, my current favourite driver and definitely makes F1 more exciting to watch.

#462 AndreasF1

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 22:21

I really like him so far. Very refreshing to have a quick Japanese in F1 for once. I like Sato but he was error prone and you never knew how long he would keep the car on the road before spining off into some ditch..

#463 Pink Snail

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 18:04

After this week and the first tests (yes I know they are not always an indicator of what is going to happen) I might just be going along with the idea of supporting the Sauber Team and Kobi-san. As already said on this thread, PS found Massa and Raikkonnen and gave them a chance. Remember Massa putting the car off during the race at Imola and explaining that he had `found the limit` and past it (showed that he was trying!!). Kobi has the talent to stand up to the front runners (remember Irvine/Senna @ Suzuka?) and given the right car (possible with Sauber in 2010) could ruffle a few feathers. New points system will also throw a different aspect on things. We may just have a year like when Keke Rosberg won the Championship with ONE win all year and picked up points for the rest of it.
Might just have a flutter on the Sauber boys at Ladbrokes this weekend. :up:

#464 PNSD

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 18:12

Sorry to offtopic, but the idea of the new points system is to avoid such things happening ;-)!

#465 DrF

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 18:16

I really like him so far. Very refreshing to have a quick Japanese in F1 for once. I like Sato but he was error prone and you never knew how long he would keep the car on the road before spining off into some ditch..

Nakajima was the same and if his two appearances are anything to judge, Kobayashi will be no different.

Great fun to watch though!


#466 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 22:53

http://www.jamesalle...ow-close-it-is/

Start of 4th para

"Barrichello was only a tenth behind Schumacher with Kobahashi hard on his heels for Sauber"

Kamui's dope smoking layabout evil twin? :lol:

#467 kaivo

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:59

Today we see epic overtakes from Kamui :D

#468 froggy22

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:01

Today we see epic overtakes from Kamui :D

i guess thats to good thing about seeing Sauber qualify so low, give Koba a chance to tear up the field

#469 kaivo

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 13:52

So first point from kamui ?

#470 Zeroninety

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:19

You gotta love this guy! :rotfl:

http://www.formula1....0/10/11340.html

#471 sosidge

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:44

You gotta love this guy! :rotfl:

http://www.formula1....0/10/11340.html


He's a top bloke, so honest - this was a very amusing interview from earlier on - http://www.formula1....10/9/11328.html - turns out the sometime sushi chef hates raw fish!

#472 V8 Fireworks

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 01:06

Koba top scorer for Sauber. Strong rookie season :up:

turns out the sometime sushi chef hates raw fish!

But raw fish is delicious?

Of course, the parasites that will enter your blood stream from the fish (also: medium rare beef) are an unfortunate consideration, I think, assuming such a story is indeed the case. None the less people will merrily consume their raw fish and raw meat...

Surely this is a case by case proposition ;)

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 07 October 2010 - 01:06.


#473 Empy

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:53

How many times did he overtake today?

#474 Zeroninety

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:55

How many times did he overtake today?


I think about as many times as Vettel has in his whole career! :p

#475 mtknot

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:10

I think about as many times as Vettel has in his whole career! :p


That bears some truth :rotfl:

#476 Paolo

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:21

I'm definitely a Koba fan. Was from race one, and he keeps getting better.

#477 pingu666

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:23

he was fantastic today, had me cackling with glee and clapping :D
and im pretty deadpan

#478 PoliFanAthic

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:24

Great race!

#479 r4mses

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:28

Kobayashi pulling of overtaking manoeuvres like today, ppl going:
:cool: :clap: :love: :up:

MSC/Webber/Hamilton pulling of overtaking manoeuvres like Koba did today, ppl going:
:evil: :mad: :cry: :down:

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#480 DILLIGAF

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:30

Is this the place to join the Kobayashi fan club? :clap: Awesome performance today :up: :up:

#481 froggy22

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 08:39

Kobayashi pulling of overtaking manoeuvres like today, ppl going:
:cool: :clap: :love: :up:

MSC/Webber/Hamilton pulling of overtaking manoeuvres like Koba did today, ppl going:
:evil: :mad: :cry: :down:

his 1st move on jaime was clumsy, jaime could of used his mirrors tbf, but yeah was clumsy. the rest of his moves were great

Edited by froggy22, 10 October 2010 - 08:40.


#482 sosidge

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:10

his 1st move on jaime was clumsy, jaime could of used his mirrors tbf, but yeah was clumsy. the rest of his moves were great


Jaime was a disgrace on the second move though. This is F1, not dodgems.

Great, great performance by Koba. I think they should rename that hairpin, because he had that moved nailed on EVERY line.

Great interview with him afterwards in the BBC forum. Very honest, very modest, very entertaining. He is not like other racing drivers, but in the best possible way. EJ is an obvious fan, Martin Brundle has both reservations and admiration. To nickname him "Koba-BASHI" and "Ko-WASABI" (because he is so HOT) in the space of one race shows that!

#483 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:38

You didn't see that late breaking very often in F1... that was 125cc material :)

#484 King Six

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:58

My god did he have an amazing race today, I don't understand how he was out braking everyone into the hairpin yet nobody else on the track could do it. Or wanted to. He's putting people to shame really.

#485 BrokenBaculum

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 14:06

He's a diamond geezer.

#486 JVi

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 15:06

Koby handed Heidfeld's ass stuffed with his balls to the "Heidfeld deserves a drive association" and there is no Fario to save his ass. Have a nice retirement slow Nick

Edited by JVi, 10 October 2010 - 15:07.


#487 Collective

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 15:19

I'm glad Sergio will have a true racer as teammate next year. He'll have to push himself to beat the Japanese Montoya!

#488 showtime

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 15:29

My god did he have an amazing race today, I don't understand how he was out braking everyone into the hairpin yet nobody else on the track could do it. Or wanted to. He's putting people to shame really.

Because to succeed by breaking so late the other driver has to back off and let him pass, if the other driver keeps the normal line Koba could be out as almost happened the first time he overtook Alguersuari. It's ok to have drivers like him but I think it was much more about a faster car and gambling than driving skills, for each race like this will have another where he will DNF.

#489 pino

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 15:36

Amazing performance by Koba today !

#490 muramasa

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 15:38

Because to succeed by breaking so late the other driver has to back off and let him pass, if the other driver keeps the normal line Koba could be out as almost happened the first time he overtook Alguersuari. It's ok to have drivers like him but I think it was much more about a faster car and gambling than driving skills, for each race like this will have another where he will DNF.

I understand what you mean, but that's the same as any "conventional" overtake at first corner etc. Most of the cases other driver has to somewhat yield to make the pass happen.

And remember that he made 2 passes at hairpin before pitstop so you cant just call them a gamble.


#491 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 15:39

Been a legend since his first race, a REAL racer :up: :up: :up: Any sniff of a gap and he's there, hasn't even been in F1 a year yet and so many amazing moves already. Some, like his first at the hairpin on the STR today, are close to the bone but both cars carried on. Can't get enough of the guy! :D

#492 Ellios

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 15:49

I would like to see what he could do in a Ferrari or McLaren or Red Bull

not sure his current driving style would suit the bigger teams....

regardless, he is certainly an exciting driver to watch, and personally I'd rather watch him than Heidfeld

Edited by Ellios, 10 October 2010 - 15:50.


#493 wewantourdarbyback

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 16:11

his 1st move on jaime was clumsy, jaime could of used his mirrors tbf, but yeah was clumsy.


Hardly, he left Jaime with loads of room, Jaime just chose to try and use his car as a touring car.

Edited by wewantourdarbyback, 10 October 2010 - 17:10.


#494 The July Plot

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 16:19

He is one of the most entertaining drivers that F1 has seen in many a year!

#495 noikeee

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 16:30

Harldy, he left Jaime with loads of room, Jaime just chose to try and use his car as a touring car.


He's talking about the first move not the second. In the first mova Koba divebombed when Jaime was already turning into the corner, and passed by simply pushing him out. I'm amazed both of their races didn't end right there.

#496 mkoscevic

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 16:41

Koba has done some brave maneuvers today by using his special overtaking skills (yes, most drivers simply won't go above certain risk level to gain position - that's not good nor bad either, simply how it is) and faster car then his on-track opponents. C29 was really good today with new upgrades and track configuration.

#497 jjcale

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 18:00

Just watched his interveiw on the BBC forum on the Iplayer... what a fantactic lad.

The thing I like most about his is he rises to the occasion... how many drivers have we seen wilt at their home race, but he puts in his best performances when he is under the most pressure. That's a champion's characteristic.

#498 juicy sushi

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 18:08

I think being at Sauber for the next couple of years will be good for Kamui. He can learn his racecraft in a position relatively away from the spotlight and build his skills. If he continues to improve then by 2013 he could be ready to move to a top team and become a heck of a threat to the established order.

#499 Gene and Tonic

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 20:50

Love it how Koba is basically showing everyone else that it is possible to overtake in these cars if you want it enough, and have enough balls

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 21:21

Love it how Koba is basically showing everyone else that it is possible to overtake in these cars if you want it enough, and have enough balls


I love how Webber was saying it was too hard to get close and overtake at Suzuka in the post-race press conference... he clearly hadn't seen Kamui strutting his stuff in the Sauber today!!

This guy is utter class... Sauber better use their Telmex money wisely and get the 2011 car into shape!!