Kobayashi unhappy with Bianchi pass

By on Sunday, May 25, 2014
Caterham F1 Team

Caterham F1 Team

Kamui Kobayashi revealed his unhappiness with Marussia's Jules Bianchi following the Monaco Grand Prix.

Kobayashi had enjoyed a strong race but was passed by Bianchi into La Rascasse, with the duo making minor contact.

While Bianchi went on to register Marussia's maiden Formula 1 points, Kobayashi struggled to 13th position.

"Even though we finished in 13th I’m really not happy as I’m sure I’d have finished in the points if Bianchi hadn’t hit me when he forced his way past," he said.

"The car was basically undriveable after that so just finishing is a good result, and the team did everything they could to help us finish as high as possible today – good strategy and great stops, but when you’re overtaken by being hit out of the way it’s obviously not good."

"As we went into the chicane after the tunnel, Bianchi hit me on the side and I had to cut through the chicane to avoid more contact.

"I don’t really know why nothing was done about that as he basically just forced me out of the way by hitting me which meant both the Marussia and my teammate could pass and after that the car felt really bad. The impact had caused a lot of damage to the sidepod and the floor and I lost a lot of rear downforce so from that point I was losing time without being able to do anything about it."

"With the way the race ended I think the whole team feel like we lost out through no fault of our own. We need to keep our spirits up and use this experience to make us even more determined to get ahead of our nearest rivals and we’ll just keep pushing."


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