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#551 muramasa

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:02

No - Sakon gets his money from Sanho Human Services, a company involved in the Japanese Amusement industry.


Ah, company that makes disgusting and pathetic pachinko machine.

Not sure that's true tho, coz I havent read any articles or press releases etc. Also no logo on the car. But iirc no logo could be seen on Spyker as well tho when he drove for them.


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#552 dau

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 10:23

No - Sakon gets his money from Sanho Human Services, a company involved in the Japanese Amusement industry.


That is one of his personal sponsors, but i thought his mother is pretty rich - owns some beauty parlors or sth like that - at least that is what our commentators mentioned a few times. He must have very good connections, otherwise no one in their right mind would fund him two GP2 seasons and pretty much four years in F1 (though mostly as test driver).




muramasa: Sanho Human Services and some company called Zoff are listed as personal sponsors on his website.


Edited by dau, 13 October 2010 - 10:24.


#553 FigJam

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 11:08

Love the way this bloke goes about his racing. Likes to live on the ragged edge. :up:

Would be a great fit for Renault next year alongside Kubica. Real racer.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 13:26

Ah, company that makes disgusting and pathetic pachinko machine.

Not sure that's true tho, coz I havent read any articles or press releases etc. Also no logo on the car. But iirc no logo could be seen on Spyker as well tho when he drove for them.


It's in F1 Racing magazine, who featured an article on Sakon this month. They pay the 500'000 Euros per race Sakon needs to drive for Hispania.

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 13:51

Love the way this bloke goes about his racing. Likes to live on the ragged edge. :up:

Would be a great fit for Renault next year alongside Kubica. Real racer.


That will be Kobayashi not Sakon...? :rolleyes:

#556 SoL

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 14:42

I don't think it's that easy, there are obviously not many Japanese companies interested in F1, especially in the current economic climate. But if Kobayashi manages to raise interest for F1 in Japan, then maybe we'll see more of those smaller companies like Scalp-D on the car next year. Maybe even some larger, internationally operating ones.


Does he still have ties with Toyota? Maybe even they could place some sponsorship through one of their sub-companies. 



I believe he does, and got help to get the Sauber seat. I stand to be corrected though.

#557 midgrid

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 15:03

Does he still have ties with Toyota? Maybe even they could place some sponsorship through one of their sub-companies. 


Ding! :)



#558 dau

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 15:23

Ding! :)

That would be great. I was thinking of someone like Denso or KDDI, but Panasonic would be a jackpot.

#559 muramasa

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 15:38

muramasa: Sanho Human Services and some company called Zoff are listed as personal sponsors on his website.


Ah i've heard Zoff is backing Sakon before. That's a company that sells glasses.


It's in F1 Racing magazine, who featured an article on Sakon this month. They pay the 500'000 Euros per race Sakon needs to drive for Hispania.

Thanks.

I wonder what they are getting in return. Havent checked HRT car in detail, but cant find any logos.

Some company throw away big money anonymously for a hopeless driver, while only cheater shampoo company that is Sxxxx-D for Kamui, and bad economic situation in Japan. What the hell is going on.


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#560 alecc

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 13:15

Kubica after the Suzuka GP:
(my translation)

„What Kamui made with his car was great. Because I watched this race on TV, he saved my day”

:lol: :up:

#561 klyster

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 19:06




Love the commentary :up:

#562 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 20:01

those outbrakings look absolutely incredible...and not only when he was on new rubber....he's attacking from so far behind, it's like watching zanardi in some cart races coming through the field

#563 One

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 20:18

I completely agree. :up:

#564 billm99uk

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 20:41




Love the commentary :up:


:clap:

Don't remember seeing the Barrichello one on the BBC though. Did we miss that for some reason?

#565 sosidge

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 21:20

:clap:

Don't remember seeing the Barrichello one on the BBC though. Did we miss that for some reason?


The pictures come from a central feed. The pass was missed "live" by the Japanese director. I don't remember if it was one of those times he watched Sakon or Koba for a couple of laps non-stop (Koba was always worth watching though).

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 21:38

Nice video yes. I have to say though some of his moves can be easilly classified as total divebombs. These aren't illegal but it's a looked down on maneuvre in racing for the reason that things often end in tears. He really nailed them here though, so props to him.

#567 Empy

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 13:32

It seems nobody wrote about this rare video.

Kamui Kobayashi(12) vs Aguri Suzuki


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Posted 16 October 2010 - 13:54

Nice video yes. I have to say though some of his moves can be easilly classified as total divebombs. These aren't illegal but it's a looked down on maneuvre in racing for the reason that things often end in tears. He really nailed them here though, so props to him.

Jaime is really stupid, you can't do what he tried to do..
he should get some sort of warning at least, that was not racing, he hit koba 2 times there

#569 MikeTekRacing

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:17

koba went on the inside in a gap jaime left.
yes it was pretty poor, but the gap was there, they banged when they were alread wheel to wheel

what jaime did is completely stupid. he had plenty of space on the inside but just went wide and hit the sauber twice...
ok, the first one is understeer, but what is the second one??
we've seen drivers get penalties for a lot less than that. petrov got a 5 place penalty for a 50cm error in god damn start in half a second reaction time...


#570 marcoferrari

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 14:12

koba went on the inside in a gap jaime left.
yes it was pretty poor, but the gap was there, they banged when they were alread wheel to wheel

what jaime did is completely stupid. he had plenty of space on the inside but just went wide and hit the sauber twice...
ok, the first one is understeer, but what is the second one??
we've seen drivers get penalties for a lot less than that. petrov got a 5 place penalty for a 50cm error in god damn start in half a second reaction time...


The first Kobayashi manouevre on Alguersuari wasn t also very clean...

#571 muramasa

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 14:32

The first Kobayashi manouevre on Alguersuari wasn t also very clean...

Does this debate have to keep going round and round like mantra?

KK said the first one on JA was wild/dangerous, and he slid the rear. That was risky and bit clumsy move, no one would disagree with that. Still, he didnt lock tyres, just slid as he turned the car in. It wast intentional. It was wild but fair battle. On the other hand Jaime's move second time was intentional and totally unnecessary. Yet that doesnt tarnish Jaime, he just shouldnt repeat that's it.

The other ones (Sutil, Alg and Rubens), KK was totally in control. He didnt go wide or lock tyres at all when braking.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 18:31

what jaime did is completely stupid. he had plenty of space on the inside but just went wide and hit the sauber twice...
ok, the first one is understeer, but what is the second one??
we've seen drivers get penalties for a lot less than that. petrov got a 5 place penalty for a 50cm error in god damn start in half a second reaction time...


Yep, and he did the same thing to Nico at Silverstone. A penalty would have been a good bit of education for him.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 19:33

I hope Kamui will finish on the podium in the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.

A win would be best of course, but that's a bit too much of a dream... with some luck he could be on the podium. It would be very appropriate now to achieve this :up:

#574 e63

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:49

Impressive performance in q2

#575 911

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:52

Kobe continues to impress. His performance is starting to stabilize, so I think this could be the year he really makes a name for himself. Go KK!

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 09:02

Really enjoying Kamui's performances.

I'm hoping that with the change in the regs this year his attacking style of driving reaps him some dividends. Probably my favourite driver on the grid at the moment.

#577 klyster

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:22

All the best Kamui-san for the race tonight ;)



#578 Anssi

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 08:50

Well done, Kamui. The car seems to be reasonably good and I look forward seeing you in your brand new Lederhosen celebrating a finish on the podium at the next race.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 09:18

Great race by Kamui but I bet he's annoyed to still have been beaten by an even better Perez.

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#580 ensign14

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 18:41

Perspective on de la Rosa, perhaps...

#581 DracoN

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 19:03

Well done, Kamui. The car seems to be reasonably good and I look forward seeing you in your brand new Lederhosen celebrating a finish on the podium at the next race.

suprised i think.
Even James Key dont undertsand how Perez did that. We know Kobayashi can keep hes tyres, maybe Kobayashi need more time with Pirellis.


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Posted 27 March 2011 - 20:00

It seems nobody wrote about this rare video.

Kamui Kobayashi(12) vs Aguri Suzuki



very funny video: a super shy kid who beats aguri.
btw there are 3 parts of this tv programme... in part 1 and 2 he (i think) mentions ayrton senna... (i would think as his hero)

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 21:09

Great race by Kamui but I bet he's annoyed to still have been beaten by an even better Perez.


Perez was very impressive and I'm sure Kamui may have been a little concerned. IMO, given that Kamui had an extra pit stop and finished around 12 seconds behind Perez, his performance yesterday was still pretty strong.

Peter Sauber must have felt like he won the lottery with the performances of his two young drivers this weekend. I would be great to see them make the occasional podium this year.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 19:32

Do we know who decided the strategy for Kamui? Do we know that he actually needed the second pit stop? Somebody tell... did he have too worn tyres. I didn't see any mention about this anywhere. It was certainly a great performance by Perez but if we compare to Kamui then we must know this before coming to a conclusion.

#585 DracoN

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 20:21

F1 live timing didint work :(

#586 midgrid

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 20:57

Do we know who decided the strategy for Kamui? Do we know that he actually needed the second pit stop? Somebody tell... did he have too worn tyres. I didn't see any mention about this anywhere. It was certainly a great performance by Perez but if we compare to Kamui then we must know this before coming to a conclusion.


His first two stints were on the soft tyres, so he had to make a second stop to switch onto the hards, even if his tyre wear had been fine.


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 21:02

Aha, okay... it may actually be a strategy error in comparison to Perez. But we still don't know...

...the thing is, we need to see more Grands Prix completed. It's fun to compare but this amount of data is clearly not enough. I wish both Kamui and Sergio a good time in F1 with Sauber. I wish Kamui becomes the first Japanese F1 World Champion! Surely there must be at least one kid born in Japan who can do it, why not Kamui.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 21:51

I'm a Mclaren fan, but Kobayashi is definitely my second favourite driver, he is just completely nuts haha, here's hoping for another season filled with great overtakes !

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:20

great race by kobayashi again, that guy impress me more and more.
i would like to see him in a top team, i am not sure if he's got the speed for becoming WDC, but he's got the heart :up:

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:23

I'm not sure he has the ability to be a future WDC as you say, but I'd be ready to bet he wins a race one day.
And that alone would be a success.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:25

Congratulations, Kamui. I have a target for you - finish every remaining race in the points this season. I hope for a podium finish but this is very unrealistic so let's set a lower target.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:27

did enjoy seeing him race today :), even the commentators have caught on slightly to how he races now :o
would love to see him race in nascar/sportscars if he could squeeze that in :)

#593 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:30

did he made overtakings? couldn't watch the race

#594 911

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:35

Another good drive by Kamui.

Question: With Lewis' penalty, is Kamui classified as 7th or 8th? Autosport shows 8th, but the results on the FIA website show 7th.

Edited by 911, 10 April 2011 - 19:36.


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:36

did he made overtakings? couldn't watch the race

yes he did, there was a big battle with webber, too, they were several times changing the position, great to watch.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:37

did he made overtakings? couldn't watch the race


I think he overtoke Schumacher 3 times in the race.


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:42

Another good drive by Kamui.

Question: With Lewis' penalty, is Kamui classified as 7th or 8th? Autosport shows 8th, but the results on the FIA website show 7th.

7.

Who is KK Manager ?

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 19:55

7.

Who is KK Manager ?

Yoshinori Arimatsu

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:11

BBC says that Kamui is smart not makinghis situation difficult when some other racer comes to attack him from behind; he opens the door.
I do think that I want to see Kamui defending his position harder.
To cause dangerous situation ans to open his door is something entirely different. The same goes to his activities in the team with Sergio Perez, a highly rated rookie.

Originally printed in Autosport article: Interview Peter Sauber 2011 april 21.

Another very important factor is that he is a true team player, and that's something Sergio also benefits from.


Kamui over takes almost everybody over takes him, but if he does not allow to open the door, he will over take guys in front rather than re-taking someone who was chasing him. GO!


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:19

BBC says that Kamui is smart not makinghis situation difficult when some other racer comes to attack him from behind; he opens the door.
I do think that I want to see Kamui defending his position harder.
To cause dangerous situation ans to open his door is something entirely different. The same goes to his activities in the team with Sergio Perez, a highly rated rookie.

Originally printed in Autosport article: Interview Peter Sauber 2011 april 21.


Kamui over takes almost everybody over takes him, but if he does not allow to open the door, he will over take guys in front rather than re-taking someone who was chasing him. GO!


Kamui's just playing it smart by not defending too hard, he must have enough confidence in being able to overtake the driver back. Also he has to consider the team's strategy, which with the C30's kindness to it's tyres has been different to the teams around them.

No offence to Sauber of course, but I hope Koba is on one of the big teams radar for the future...