Kobayashi’s future yet to be decided

Date published: July 10 2011

Kamui Kobayashi admits he could be on the market at the end of the season as he has yet to sign a new deal with Sauber…

Kamui Kobayashi admits he could be on the market at the end of the season as he has yet to sign a new deal with Sauber.

Kobayashi made his debut back in 2009, impressing in two grands prix as a substitute with Toyota. Sauber were quick to snap up the Japanese race, who is considered to be one of the more exciting and best overtakers in the sport.

However, the 24-year-old, who has netted 25 points to date this season, could be available to rival teams at the end of this campaign.

According to Kobayashi, he has yet to sign a new deal with Sauber and, by the sounds of it, would be open to offers as long as they came from F1’s top teams.

“Sauber is a good place to learn F1 – it’s a private team and if something is not going well then Peter Sauber talks to me and I have to improve,” he said when asked about his future.

“It’s a good experience. But I still have more than nine races (to go) and it is too early to say (what I am to do).

“Red Bull and McLaren are top teams, but I don’t think they have any space.”