Thursday, 18 September 2014

Kobayashi looking forward to Singapore

(Frederic Le Floc'h DPPI for Renault Sport F1)

The Caterham F1 Team's Kamui Kobayashi has stated that he is looking forward to this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix after the Leafield based outfit confirmed on Wednesday that the Japanese driver will once again be back in the car alongside Marcus Ericsson. 

Kobayashi was replaced for the Belgian Grand Prix by Andre Lotterer but was back in the car for the Italian Grand Prix in Monza and spent the Belgian Grand Prix weekend at the Caterham factory carrying out simulation work for the team. Kobayashi said:

'I always like the Singapore Grand Prix because it's a night race and its festive atmosphere is definitely one of the highlights of the season, It's a very technical track, with lots of changes of direction, and it's a challenging race for everyone. After finishing ahead of our closest rivals in Italy.'

The Japanese driver went on to say:

'I look forward to another good fight out on track in Singapore - it will be good to see what we are capable of with the updated car at the Marina Bay Street Circuit - at street circuits anything can happen and we need to make sure we do our best.'

Meanwhile, Kobayashi's Caterham team mate Marcus Ericsson is looking forward to taking part in the night race in one of his favourite cities this weekend in Singapore. The Swedish driver has great memories of racing in Singapore when he was competing in the GP2 Series and finished on the podium in every event there.

Ericsson stated that he finds the circuit characteristics to be very similar to Monaco as the track surface in Singapore is very bumpy and as a result adds an extra challenge to the drivers.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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