Kobayashi hoping for rain in final Sauber race

By on Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sauber F1 Team

Outgoing Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi admits that he is hoping for rain in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Sunday's race could be Kobayashi's final race in F1 - at the same track where he made his début in 2009 - and he managed only fifteenth in qualifying.

"My fastest lap wasn’t a perfect one because the warm up of the tyres wasn’t perfect", he said.

"I lost a bit of the tyres’ potential there. I think in damp conditions we would have had a chance to make Q3, but not on a dry track. I actually hope we will get some rain for tomorrow’s race and so make the right calls then".

Sergio Perez was slightly quicker as he set the thirteenth fastest time.

"My fastest lap was really okay and, therefore, I think our position pretty much reflects what is possible with the car", he said.

"When the track was damp at the beginning of qualifying we were quite competitive. But later when it was completely dry we lost positions. Nevertheless I still hope to get a good result tomorrow in what will be my final race for Sauber".


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