Kobayashi: Spa should suit Sauber

Sunday 26th August 2012

Share:

Kobayashi: Spa should suit Sauber

Kobayashi: Spa should suit Sauber

Kamui Kobayashi is confident that no matter what the weather, Sauber can do well at the Belgian GP.

Having been largely overshadowed by his team-mate Sergio Perez, who has two podium finishes to Kobayashi's zero, the Japanese driver is in need of a good result to secure his future with Sauber.

The 25-year-old, though, has not had great success at Spa in the past having finished down in 12th place last season while just eighth the previous year.

However, Kobayashi is confident that this season's C31 has the ability to shine at the Belgian circuit no matter the weather.

"Spa-Francorchamps is one of my favourite circuits," he said.

"I like its high speed corners, and I also like how this track is integrated into the landscape with a lot of greenery. This gives it a very special atmosphere.

"However, the weather is very unpredictable and can influence qualifying or the race significantly. Due to the length of this track, it can sometimes be that one part of it is completely dry while, at the same time, another part can be completely wet.

"But I'm confident we can be very competitive under all kinds of conditions in Spa because the characteristics of this track with its fast corners should suit our car. I'm really looking forward to this race."

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...