Kobayashi happy to make Q3

By on Saturday, September 8, 2012

Photo Credit: Sauber F1 Team

Kamui Kobayashi could not repeat his heroics of seven days ago but was nevertheless satisfied with making the final part of qualifying.

The Japanese driver will start the race from eighth place.

"Well we don’t have the same pace here as we did last week in Spa, which made it a tough qualifying" he said.

"Having said this, I am happy to have reached the first target which was to get through to Q3."

Kobayashi is hoping for a strong result, but admits that practice problems could hold him back.

"Friday was pretty difficult because a mechanical problem prevented me from doing the mileage I would have wanted, and this is also why I cannot really make any predictions on how the race will go. I lack the experience of proper long runs."

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