Kobayashi: Caterham seat is safe

Thursday 3rd July 2014

 RSS

Share:

Kobayashi: Caterham seat is safe

Kobayashi: Caterham seat is safe

Kamui Kobayashi is confident he will remain with Caterham until the end of this season but is unsure about the long-term future.

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the Caterham F1 team had been sold to a consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors.

The group have installed former F1 driver Christijan Albers as the new team boss while Colin Kolles is acting as an adviser while Kobayashi and his team-mate Marcus Ericsson will hold onto their race-seats.

"I will drive for this year, sure," said the Japanese driver. "For the future, I really didn't speak with them about it yesterday.

"I think next week we will have more time to speak with the boss, so let's see. Whatever happens I think my job this year is to get some results."

The 27-year-old is delighted that Caterham have remained on the grid and believes the influx of cash will help the team chase down Marussia in the Championship.

"I really appreciate that we can still continue to race, and I think our target is clear that we need to push to get back the Championship position," he said.

"We need to focus, and I think the last few months we were struggling with the budget, but now it seems we can use a bit more budget, so let's see what we can do.

"We need to do as much as we can. The new boss says he wants us to push for this year - this is a clear message for everybody. He is aggressive but I think this is what we need to do.

"We have more money, so we can get more updates. This is what we feel. This is a time to really push.

"We have nothing to lose, this is simple. We need to be together as a team and we have to focus to get our position in the Championship."

Gallery: Race Day In Hungary

Editor's Picks

Winners & Losers: Hungary

Winners & Losers: Hungary

Another epic race with Lewis Hamilton oh-so close to the greatest Formula 1 comeback of all time...

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...

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

Ferrari Must Cut Kimi Losses

There appears to be a sense of déjà vu for Ferrari since the return of Kimi Raikkonen, and perhaps it's time for the team to cut their losses...

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Team-Mate Wars: British GP

Daniil Kvyat is bossing his more experienced team-mate, unlike Kevin Magnussen. Fernando Alonso still has the biggest margin...