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#1351 muramasa

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 17:58

Does that hairpin at Suzuka have a name. Since the 2010 Japanese Grand Prix, I've always dubbed it "Hairpin Kobayashi", it just sounds right too.

I remember I explained that with logic several times to you, but you still keep going at it. You are alot better than that arent you, but no one's perfect..


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#1352 King Six

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 18:46

Huh?

#1353 Don_Humpador

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 15:54

We learn more about Koba!

http://www.formula1....2/10/13857.html

Q: What’s the first thing you do when you get home after a race?
KK: I wash my clothes. I don’t have a huge selection of clothes so whenever I get home I immediately wash my clothes. Sometimes I then have nothing for the day after.

Q: What’s your favourite smell?
KK: The smell of women



#1354 Kyo

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 16:12

We learn more about Koba!

http://www.formula1....2/10/13857.html

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

#1355 Andrew Hope

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 16:28

What an amazing interview :D.

#1356 Santosdf

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 17:17

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Likeable guy and a good racer , I hope he stays in F1

#1357 Kyo

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 17:31

Likeable guy and a good racer , I hope he stays in F1

yeah, i hope he stays. I quite like his weirdness.

#1358 LH08WDC

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 23:55

Love his weakness - carrots. Awesome guy.

#1359 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 00:03

Interesting tweet from Luiz Razia the other day (that I think he has since deleted but others are quoting).

Razia: Sauber seat unlikely for me as they want an experienced driver.


Does this mean that Kamui's bacon has been saved and he's the experienced driver paired with someone like Gutierrez next season?

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#1360 sofarapartguy

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 07:07

Interesting tweet from Luiz Razia the other day (that I think he has since deleted but others are quoting).

Does this mean that Kamui's bacon has been saved and he's the experienced driver paired with someone like Gutierrez next season?


IF Telmex money stays with Sauber then I don't see any reason to sack Kamui - this block gets better with every season. Herr Sauber, well known for his ability to spot the young talent, should stick with Koba I believe.

Edited by sofarapartguy, 04 October 2012 - 07:07.


#1361 Sanman59

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:50

Interesting tweet from Luiz Razia the other day (that I think he has since deleted but others are quoting).



Does this mean that Kamui's bacon has been saved and he's the experienced driver paired with someone like Gutierrez next season?



Yes, I think so. They will need continuity and experience with a rookie (Gutierrez) coming in. No likely to take Alguersuari who is being heavilly courted by Caterham.

:D

#1362 marcoferrari

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:49

Seems like Kobayashi has generally improved his one lap pace, but is somehow struggling with pace over a distance... I am curious about what he will achieve tomorrow... But starting inside the top 5 didn t bring him very good results so far...

Edited by marcoferrari, 06 October 2012 - 06:49.


#1363 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:53

Please please no penalty and keep it together in the race Kamui, a podium would be amazing for him.

#1364 Starish

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:57

Yup, it was the opposite last year, I think he was better off having his race pace, its not like he was that far behind in qualifying, but hey.. he is head over heels on Perez in qualy, its surprising his pace is up there with the aliens even sometimes. Sauber can become his team if he plays his cards right after all this car is all of his hard work yet no one sees that.

#1365 DracoN

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:00

@tgruener
#F1 By the way: No penalty against @kamui_kobayashi. Telemetry shows clearly, he slowed down sufficiently and he didn't use KERS or DRS. :clap:

#1366 dau

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:05

@tgruener
#F1 By the way: No penalty against @kamui_kobayashi. Telemetry shows clearly, he slowed down sufficiently and he didn't use KERS or DRS. :clap:

Thank god. When i saw Kimi in the gravel i thought Koba was screwed. I have no idea how he could've done those sector times when slowing for yellow flags, but i want him to do well here, i'm not going to question that too much.

Edited by dau, 06 October 2012 - 07:07.


#1367 MrMontecarlo

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:42

How much time do you think Kobayashi lost because of the yellow flag? I had bet on him to be Top 3, shit happens.

#1368 TFLB

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:52

How much time do you think Kobayashi lost because of the yellow flag? I had bet on him to be Top 3, shit happens.

Maybe a tenth or two at most. I don't think he was that badly affected, because he was probably not going to beat the Red Bulls, and will start third anyway.

#1369 Bunchies

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:58

Kamui is the winner! :up: :up:

With the right strategy, a podium should be on the cards. Itte, Kamui!

Edited by Bunchies, 06 October 2012 - 12:00.


#1370 KinoNoNo

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:59

Fingers crossed for a decent start for a change, because he has been god awful off the line recently ):

Edited by KinoNoNo, 06 October 2012 - 13:07.


#1371 schumimercamg

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 13:01

Well done Kamui. A strong result tomorrow and you will have earned your place next year.

#1372 KavB

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 13:03

Hopefully things go better than at Spa! Come on Kamui, show everyone that you're the real deal as well as Perez.

#1373 evilraver

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 13:10

Please please please!!! No more wheel spinning at the start!!! :cry:

Goooo Kamuiiii....!!!! :clap:

#1374 tkulla

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 13:30

@tgruener
#F1 By the way: No penalty against @kamui_kobayashi. Telemetry shows clearly, he slowed down sufficiently and he didn't use KERS or DRS. :clap:


Makes you wonder... if we were anywhere but Suzuka. Glad for KK though, hoping for a strong race tomorrow.

#1375 William Hunt

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 13:38

let's hope he can keep his seat but I fear that money is going to play an important role and he has less than several others without a seat (e.g. Alguersuari, Pic).

Edited by William Hunt, 06 October 2012 - 13:38.


#1376 dau

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 13:54

Makes you wonder... if we were anywhere but Suzuka. Glad for KK though, hoping for a strong race tomorrow.

The race stewards aren't Japanese, so i don't know how his nationality would've helped. Also, on this video, you can clearly hear him accelerating right after passing the scene of the accident:



So maybe he really did lift sufficiently and just made up enough time in the other corners.

#1377 muramasa

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 13:56

Makes you wonder... if we were anywhere but Suzuka. Glad for KK though, hoping for a strong race tomorrow.

didnt similar thing happen to Alonso earlier in the season, under yellow flag situation Alonso cleverly lifted off throttle without losing much time and got away with it? Maybe it wasnt exactly like that, but I reckon it's hardly impossible.



#1378 tkulla

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 14:05

The race stewards aren't Japanese, so i don't know how his nationality would've helped. Also, on this video, you can clearly hear him accelerating right after passing the scene of the accident:



So maybe he really did lift sufficiently and just made up enough time in the other corners.


I'm sure there's a technical justification for not penalizing Kamui, but if I were a steward I'd probably give a thought to the passionate fans in attendance and be reluctant to draw a hard line. Personally I think it's the right call even without that empathy.

#1379 STRFerrari4Ever

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 14:56

If he gets on the podium I'd be over the moon, one of the most likeable drivers out there.

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#1380 jeze

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:00

I hope he pulls a Pérez on Vettel tomorrow but not holding my breath.

#1381 Santosdf

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:09

Go Kamui , I hope for a clean start and 2 Saubers on the podium :smoking:

#1382 bub

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:50

If he gets on the podium I'd be over the moon, one of the most likeable drivers out there.


+1 :up:

#1383 billm99uk

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:55

He's alongside Grosjean. Let's hope Romain behaves this time :eek:

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 16:38

I would dearly love to see Kamui get a podium tomorrow. He's immensely fun to watch and I would really like to see him keep his seat next year.

#1385 midgrid

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 20:32

After the frustration of Spa, I'm just hoping for a clean first corner and lap. Hopefully a good result will follow from this.

#1386 jjcale

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 20:35

Its about time he got on the Podium in that Sauber .... here's hoping it will be tomorrow!

#1387 jondon

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 22:05

I would dearly love to see Kamui get a podium tomorrow. He's immensely fun to watch and I would really like to see him keep his seat next year.


Definitely hope he gets a podium, he deserves one on merit and how sweet it would be for him in Japan!

#1388 F1FAN013

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 22:11

It is a great opportunity for Kobayashi. A good result would make it difficult for Sauber to drop him. He can definitely fight for a podium.

#1389 WatchingF1since4yearsold

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 22:31

I like Kobayashi, I hope Sauber stick with him for 2013.

#1390 Louis Mr. F1

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:34

Well Done Kamui on your first podium finish, in front of your home crowd.

it was nerve wrecking in the final laps.

#1391 sofarapartguy

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:34

THAT IS MY BOY! :up: :up: :up: :up:

#1392 LH08WDC

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:35

You did it!!!!

#1393 Sakae

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:37

You did it!!!!

Yes, he really has, and on home soil. Congratulation. :up: :up:

#1394 Coral

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:40

Well done Kamui...fantastic performance in your home race! But how nerve-wracking were those final laps?! Congratulations! :up: :up: :up:

#1395 Sinceref189

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:41

So happy for you Kobi brilliant driver and once again well done to sauber , this car must be a pleasure to drive

#1396 F1FAN013

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:42

Great drive especially handling all the pressure on the last few laps. :up:

#1397 911

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:42

WOOHOOOOO, KAMUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's so nice to hear the crowd chant, "Ka-mu-i, Ka-mu-i, Ka-mu-i"

Awesome!

#1398 Zava

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:44

wooo, great drive!
also first sauber podium done the traditional way :) hope they reatin him!

#1399 sofarapartguy

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:44

Can we call Koba the best japanese driver of all time already?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:47

It happened oh yessssss

Feel so happy for him, really deserved it.

Kobayashi-san!!!