New Delhi - Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi is as much looking forward to the Formula One Indian Grand Prix as he is on laying his hands on some butter chicken.
The Japanese driver, who failed to finish last year’s race here, spoke of his love for Indian food and his wish to explore the national capital.
“I am keen to see what the circuit will be like when we arrive there for the second time. Last year everything was new and the surface was very dusty. The track layout as such should probably mean our performance will be average, which means we should be able to score points there,” Kobayashi was quoted as saying by F1 website.
“Unfortunately, I haven’t seen much of the country yet. What I really love is Indian butter chicken – an Indian classic dish and one of my all-time favourites. Perhaps this year I can manage to go and visit the city of New Delhi, but it is quite far away from the track and, as it is so big, it is not easy to get your bearings there.”
His teammate, Sergio Perez, spoke of the team’s desire to finish fifth in the constructor’s championship.
“I cannot believe we have only four races left, so the season will now end quite soon. To make up 20 points to finish fifth in the constructors’ world championship means we have quite a job to do. The race in India should be a bit better for us than in Korea, and our car will be quicker there,” he said.