Kobayashi looking for a change of luck
1 April, 2010
Apr.1 (YF1) Kamui Kobayashi says he has been a victim of rotten luck in the first two Grands Prix of the 2010 season
Late in 2009 Kobayashi stormed onto the F1 scene with the now defunct Toyota F1 team and was everyone’s rookie of that year.
For 2010 Peter Sauber signed the Japanese driver and expectations have been high ever since the Sauber showed good pace in pre-season testing.
However the start of the season has done little to enhance Kobayashi’s reputation.
Speaking at the FIA drivers press conference on Thursday Kobayashi said, “I think the last two races for me were very really bad luck. In the first one I had a problem with the hydraulics which I was not really expecting from the winter test. In the last race I think the front wing failed, but also for me it was quite difficult.”
He added, “But the most important thing in the future is to finish the race.”
Kobayashi explains three wing “failures” in Australia, “I think the front wing has come off three times… there was no problem with the front wing but the first one was because of my mistake at the beginning(of free practice). I hit a pylon at the fast corner. I think we tried to repair it and maybe there was still a problem with it and maybe some mis-communication in the team and we didn’t change the complete kit of the front wing. I think that was the problem with the second wing. And the last wing was maybe because of some contact with someone. We just have to make a stronger front wing.”
Nevertheless Kobayashi remains positive about the Malaysian GP weekend, “This is a circuit I know very well. I think I had two races at this circuit with GP2 Asia which was a good experience.”