No confidence for Kobayashi

By on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Kamui Kobayashi has admitted that he has no confidence in his Sauber C31 in Singapore.

The Japanese driver was 0.9s slower than team mate Sergio Perez in Q1 and failed to make it through.

He will start the race from 18th place.

"We have tried everything but could not get rid of the huge oversteer. I have no confidence in the car and this is really the last thing you want to have to cope with on such a street circuit", he said.

Kobayashi added that he has little hopes for points in the race.

"Given how the car is, I don’t see how I can recover in the race from where I am starting, but I will not give up, this is certain. Sometimes a safety car deployment or whatsoever can play into your hands and I still hope for the team that we can score some points tomorrow."

Perez was also lamenting a difficult weekend and will start the night race from 14th place.

"We have obviously had a difficult weekend here in Singapore. The main issue is that for some reason we didn’t get our new package to work."

"There is a lot of downforce missing. My last lap in Q2 was clear and I think I got the most out of it. We have tried a lot to improve the car’s set-up and everything else, but it didn’t work out."


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