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Kobayashi Confirmed At Sauber

Kamui Kobayashi, the promising Japanese youngster has confirmed he will be driving for the newly re-formed Sauber team next season.

The driver, who admitted his funds were so low no drive in 2010 would mean he would quit motorsport, ladnded the drive based on his subtitute races for Timo Glock last season when the German was injured.

Kobayashi won fans and admirers for his solid driving style, pace and attacking spirit.

“I am very happy that my two races in 2009 have earned me a cockpit place. I will do my very best for Peter Sauber’s team and I am proud to be able to carry on flying the Japanese flag in Formula 1.”

Sauber boss Peter Sauber said his decision had been fuelled by the fact that Kobayashi made such a strong showing in the last two races of the year – despite not having sat in an F1 car for several months before that.

“I’m very much looking forward to working together with Kamui,” said Sauber.

“In the final two Grand Prix of last season he was granted an unexpected chance to show his skills, and he made impressive use of it.

“Particularly in the Abu Dhabi race he demonstrated not only that he can drive fast and aggressively, but also his ability to successfully implement a strategy. I am convinced he has a great deal of potential and will be able to make the most of it in our team.”

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