Tag Archive: Kamui Kobayashi

Nov 20

Stevens completes Team driver line-up

Will Stevens completes Caterham F1 team driver line-up

11 - Caterham F1 TeamFollowing our announcement earlier this week that Kamui will be driving for the team again at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Caterham F1 Team is pleased to announce that Will Stevens will race alongside the Japanese driver this weekend in Abu Dhabi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Merhi in Abu Dhabi with Caterham race hopes

Roberto Merhi is in Abu Dhabi where he hopes to complete Caterham’s Abu Dhabi lineup this weekend.

20131020-0097 That is the news of the Spanish publication El Confidencial, following reports elsewhere that the 23-year-old rookie’s management claims it has an existing deal in place to race for the struggling Leafield based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Barrichello rules out Caterham return

Rubens Barrichello has denied he is about to make a sensational return to F1 to complete the 2014 season with Caterham.

Rubens Barrichello Medley portrait With Caterham back up and running after missing Austin and Brazil, the team is still yet to announce an Abu Dhabi teammate for Kamui Kobayashi. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Barrichello could be Caterham driver in Abu Dhabi

As Caterham prepares in Abu Dhabi for its F1 return this weekend, a round of intriguing speculation is taking place

2011-07-24 - AT&T Williams - Germany - Rubens Barrichello 03 With Kamui Kobayashi already confirmed to drive, potential teammates for the Japanese are queuing up. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Beschir in Caterham link, Sainz to test Red Bull

Lebanese driver Khalil Beschir is another candidate at Caterham

11 - Caterham F1 Team The list of potential teammates for confirmed Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi in Abu Dhabi is growing by the hour. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Kobayashi’s teammate unclear for Caterham return

Caterham’s administrators have reappointed Kamui Kobayashi to contest the 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi next weekend.

2014-06-08_0925 The beleaguered backmarker team missed Austin and Brazil amid its high-profile fight for survival, but a controversial crowdfunding scheme means the green cars will be back for the last race of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Kamui Kobayashi to race in Abu Dhabi

The second driver to race alongside Kamui will be announced in due course.

IMG_5973 The Caterham F1 Team is pleased to announce that Kamui Kobayashi will race for the Team in the season finale in Abu Dhabi next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Kobayashi in Austin to keep F1 dream alive

Like his 2014 teammate Marcus Ericsson, Kamui Kobayashi has travelled to Austin without a formula one car to drive.

IMG_5973 But unlike the Swedish rookie Ericsson, who reportedly carries up to $20 million in personal backing, Japanese Kobayashi looks less likely to secure a race seat elsewhere for 2015, following the collapse of the Caterham team. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Ericsson in talks with three teams about 2015 – manager

Marcus Ericsson’s manager says he is in talks with three alternative teams after Caterham ran off track.

2014-06-05_0049 With the Leafield based team in administration and set to miss the forthcoming Austin-Brazil double header, Swedish rookie Ericsson’s teammate Kamui Kobayashi admitted he is not sure the green team will be back in action for the Abu Dhabi finale next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

More alarming news about Caterham future

More alarming news about the health of the ailing F1 backmarker Caterham has emerged.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Marcus Ericsson 03 The posts have now been deleted, but race driver Kamui Kobayashi reportedly admitted on Facebook recently that he considered pulling out of the Russian grand prix when Caterham ran out of spare parts. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Caterham hits back at Kobayashi claims

“Regarding Kamui’s comment, all I can say – and again, I’m answering with facts”

2014-06-07_0578 Kamui Kobayashi’s job at Caterham appears even more tenuous after boss Manfredi Ravetto rebuked the Japanese’s comments after the Russian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Kobayashi hints Caterham suffering parts shortage

Kamui Kobayashi threw fresh doubt on Caterham’s future during the Russian grand prix.

2014-06-08_0727 The Japanese, whose own future with the struggling backmarker team is also unclear, retired from the inaugural Sochi race mid-distance. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Kobayashi, Merhi unclear over Caterham future

Roberto Merhi and Kamui Kobayashi remain in the dark about how struggling Caterham will tackle the remaining trio of grands prix in 2014.

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui KobayashiSpanish rookie Merhi had been tipped for several weeks now to replace Japanese regular Kobayashi, but for the moment he is confined to Friday practice duties. Kobayashi, on the other hand, is being told race-by-race whether he will be on race duty.

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Oct 09

Bianchi crash and politics overshadow Sochi preparations

Bernie Ecclestone has argued consistently that F1’s first visit to Russia should not be mixed with the country’s political situation.

Bernie Ecclestone - Vladimir Putin 2 F1 has made the 8,000 kilometre trek from Suzuka to the all-new Sochi Autodrom, but many are not in the mood to celebrate the sport’s latest destination. That is not just because the Russian grand prix is controversial in the shadow of the Ukraine conflict, with president Vladimir Putin slated to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Driver pays thousands for Marussia practice runs

A new recruit will reportedly inject much-needed funds at struggling Marussia.

2014-06-05_0104 The team announced at Suzuka that Briton Will Stevens, currently a Formula Renault 3.5 driver but having previously tested for Caterham, has signed up as a reserve driver. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Kobayashi retains Caterham seat for home race

Kamui Kobayashi has retained his race seat at Caterham for his home grand prix this weekend.

IMG_5973 As the team seeks new sources of income in the wake of founder Tony Fernandes’ shock mid-season exit, the Japanese driver lost his place to Andre Lotterer at Spa in August. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Kobayashi hopes for three-car top teams in 2015

“I don’t know how many teams will exist next year.”

2014-03-16 - Caterham F1 Team - Australia - Kamui Kobayashi Kamui Kobayashi has admitted in Singapore that he may be left out of Caterham’s plans for his home Japanese grand prix later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Kobayashi keeps Caterham seat for Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi will stay at the wheel of his green Caterham for this weekend’s Singapore grand prix.

2014-06-08_0727 After Andre Lotterer took his place at Spa as the team’s new management seeks sponsored drivers, media reports had suggested Roberto Merhi, Andrea Caldarelli and Roman Rusinov were now next in line for Kobayashi’s cockpit.
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Sep 16

Caldarelli rules himself out for Caterham seat

Andrea Caldarelli has counted himself out of the running to race for Caterham in the near future.

9. (1280x1024)As the cockpit reshuffling continues in the wake of Kamui Kobayashi’s missed race at Spa, it is known that the team’s new leadership wants Roberto Merhi to drive the car under Singapore’s lights this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 15

Russian linked with Caterham seat for Sochi

Daniil Kvyat might not be the only Russian on the Sochi grid next month.

Roman Rusinov portrait The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit reshuffling under Caterham’s new management, 32-year-old Roman Rusinov is in the running to debut in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Kobayashi could race Caterham again in Singapore

Kamui Kobayashi could return to the wheel of his Caterham next weekend in Singapore.

2014-06-08_0727 At Monza, while the Japanese was drafted back in for the Italian grand prix, it was obvious that Caterham chiefs were looking ahead for a Singapore debut for Spaniard Roberto Merhi. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Kobayashi ‘not happy’ with Caterham situation

Kamui Kobayashi may be back on the grid, but that doesn’t mean he is “happy”.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Kamui Kobayashi 02 As Caterham’s new management took hold, the Japanese was sidelined in Belgium two weeks ago in favour of Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 04

Busy Monza weekend kicks off on Thursday

“Beautiful battle”

GP2 - Monza Not surprisingly, a big crowd gathered in the press conference room at Monza as hostilities resumed between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
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Sep 04

Caterham confirms Kobayashi return

Kobayashi heading to Monza for Caterham return

2014-06-08_0727 Caterham on Thursday confirmed reports Kamui Kobayashi is returning to race duty this weekend at Monza. The Japanese was sidelined two weeks ago at Spa-Francorchamps, as reigning Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer and his sponsor Hype stepped into the green car.
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Sep 03

Lotterer turns down chance to race Caterham at Monza

Andre Lotterer has turned down the chance to make a second appearance for Caterham this weekend at Monza.

2014-08-20 - Caterham F1 Team - Andre Lotterer Earlier, it was expected Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi, and not the reigning Le Mans winner Lotterer who replaced Kamui Kobayashi at Spa, would be in action this weekend for the Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Lotterer could return for Caterham at Monza

Mere days before the Italian grand prix, the identity of Caterham’s second race driver is still unclear.

André Lotterer - Caterham - (photo Getty Images) Reports from Japan suggest Kamui Kobayashi will definitely not be back at the wheel of the car at Monza, having already sat out Spa-Francorchamps. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Merhi waiting on F1 license for Monza debut

Next in line to drive ousted Kamui Kobayashi’s Caterham

20131020-0117 Roberto Merhi is only waiting on his F1 super license before receiving the green light to make his grand prix debut next weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Now Frijns set to depart ‘new’ Caterham

Robin Frijns looks set to return to GP2.

2014-03-02 - Caterham F1 Team - Bahrain - Robin Frijns The talented Dutchman was signed up as a reserve driver by Caterham this year, and was even briefly considered for a race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Van der Garde secures 2015 Sauber race seat – reports

Giedo van der Garde looks set to step up to a Sauber race seat for 2015.

2014-06-07_0138 The Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad, and the specialist Dutch source Formule 1, are citing ‘sources’ close to the Swiss team and van der Garde that report that negotiations between the Sauber reserve driver and team management have been successful. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Caterham lines up new Kobayashi substitute for Monza

The big frontrunner now is Roberto Merhi

20131020-0097 Roberto Merhi has admitted he is in the running to be the next occupant of sidelined Caterham racer Kamui Kobayashi’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

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