Kamui Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi

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Date of Birth September 13, 1986
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Kamui Kobayashi News

“I mean, he just hit me”: Kamui Kobayashi talks about Ricky Stenhouse Jr. colliding with him at NASCAR COTA Cup race “I mean, he just hit me”: Kamui Kobayashi talks about Ricky Stenhouse Jr. colliding with him at NASCAR COTA Cup race
“I mean, he just hit me”: Kamui Kobayashi talks about Ricky Stenhouse Jr. colliding with him at NASCAR COTA Cup race
"He's faster than Tyler Reddick" - Denny Hamlin asserts Kamui Kobayashi the quickest force in his 23XI Racing team "He's faster than Tyler Reddick" - Denny Hamlin asserts Kamui Kobayashi the quickest force in his 23XI Racing team
"He's faster than Tyler Reddick" - Denny Hamlin asserts Kamui Kobayashi the quickest force in his 23XI Racing team
"Going that far across the world, I think it will be very difficult to make that happen" - Denny Hamlin on NASCAR's potential expansion into Japan "Going that far across the world, I think it will be very difficult to make that happen" - Denny Hamlin on NASCAR's potential expansion into Japan
"Going that far across the world, I think it will be very difficult to make that happen" - Denny Hamlin on NASCAR's potential expansion into Japan
NASCAR News: Kamui Kobayashi rejoins 23XI Racing for exciting comeback at COTA NASCAR News: Kamui Kobayashi rejoins 23XI Racing for exciting comeback at COTA
NASCAR News: Kamui Kobayashi rejoins 23XI Racing for exciting comeback at COTA
“He’s light out faster than everybody else” - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is excited to watch former F1 star make his NASCAR debut “He’s light out faster than everybody else” - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is excited to watch former F1 star make his NASCAR debut
“He’s light out faster than everybody else” - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is excited to watch former F1 star make his NASCAR debut 

Kamui Kobayashi: A Brief Biography

Kamui Kobayashi is a Japanese racing driver. He began his career in motorsport in 1996 when he was nine years old, finishing third in his first season of karting in the SL Takarazuka Tournament Cadet Class. In the seven years that followed, Kobayashi took four karting titles, winning the Toyota SL All Japan Tournament Cadet Class series twice. He has competed in the GP2 Series, won the GP2 Asia Series, and made his Formula One debut with Toyota in the final two races of 2009 when he replaced Timo Glock after the German was injured in a crash during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. He has driven for Sauber since the 2010 season. Kobayashi took his maiden podium in Formula One with third place at the Japanese Grand Prix. He became the first Japanese driver to finish on a Formula One podium in Japan in 22 years, after Aguri Suzuki in the 1990 Japanese Grand Prix, and was the third Japanese driver to finish on a Formula One podium after Suzuki and Takuma Sato in the 2004 United States Grand Prix. On 23 November 2012, Sauber announced that Kobayashi would not be a part of the team\'s line-up for the 2013 season.

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