Kamui Kobayashi

Team: Sauber
Nationality: Japanese
Podiums: 0
Points: 86
GP entered: 48
World Championships: 0
Highest race finish: 5 (x2)
Highest grid position: 3 (x1)
Date of Birth: 13/09/1986
Place of Birth: Hyogo

2011 Results

GP Grid Race Pts.
Australia 13 6 8
Malaysia 17 Ret 0
China 3 10 1
Bahrain 12 13 0
Spain 9 5 10
Monaco 11 Ret 0
Canada 11 9 2
Europe 7 Ret 0
Great Britain * * *

Career History

Maintains reputation as one of F1′s most aggressive & entertaining racers, scoring in seven of first 11 races, despite only occasional Q3 appearances. Results tail off as team loses out in late-season development race. Twelfth overall, outscoring rookie team mate Perez two to one.
He continues to astound with raw pace and audacious overtaking which proves he fears no-one. Gives BMW Sauber first Q3 showing of 2010 with P9 in Malaysia, but poor reliability sees him retire from six of the first 12 races. Points come as car improves, including sixth at Silverstone. Retained for 2011.
Wins the GP2 Asia Series with two wins, 17th in the main GP2 Series with one
podium. Third driver for Toyota and chosen to stand in for an injured
Timo Glock in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Signs to race for BMW Sauber in 2010.
Finishes sixth in the GP2 Asia Series with two wins, 16th in the main GP2 Series with one win. Third driver for Toyota.
Wins one race in his second season racing in the Formula Three Eurocup. Tests for Toyota.
Scores three podiums in his first Formula Three Eurocup season.
Wins the Italian and Eurocup Formula Renault championships.
Competes in the Italian Formula Renault series. Wins two races and finishes the championship seventh.
A second season in the Formula Toyota series sees him finish second in the standings.
Races single-seaters for the first time in the Esso Formula Toyota championship.
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