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Kamui Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 12th May 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Kamui Kobayashi, Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo, 12th May 2010. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

13 Sep 1986
Amagasaki

Nationality:

Japan

Grands Prix:

69 (2009-2014)

Spectacular and popular driver, who raced for Toyota in the last two races of 2009 and impressed. This led to a drive with Sauber in 2010 in F1, and he remained there until 2012. Lost his seat, and then moved into the WEC, but in 2014, he returned to F1, with Caterham. However, mid-way through the season, he lost his seat, albeit briefly, before the team then went into administration. In 2015, he moved back to his homeland and the Super Formula championship. His main drive is now with Toyota in the World Endurance Championship. In 2019, he won the Daytona 24 Hours.

Biography last updated 29 Jan 2019