Kobayashi joins Toyota's WEC squad

By on Thursday, March 26, 2015
Caterham F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Former Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi has found refuge as Toyota's test and reserve driver in the World Endurance Championship.

Kobayashi made his Formula 1 debut with Toyota in 2009 before moving to Sauber, where he claimed a podium finish at his home race in Japan in 2012.

After spending 2013 out of Formula 1, Kobayashi returned with Caterham last year but endured a difficult time as the squad eventually went out of business at the end of the campaign.

"It’s great to be back with Toyota and I am grateful to the team for giving me this chance," he said.

“I know many of the team members from my time with Toyota in Formula 1 so this feels like I am coming home. I have already tested the TS040 Hybrid and it is impressive; the hybrid technology is really advanced.

“It’s another important year for the team so I am looking forward to building a strong working relationship with everyone and contributing to the development of the car."

If you liked this post then share it with your friends on social media websites. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest F1 news.