Kobayashi would prefer Lotus seat in 2010
Kamui Kobayashi, the revelation of the last two Grand Prix is now looking for a race seat next year. In an interview, he mentioned that now Toyota has left, he would prefer to go to new entry Lotus, if only for the name.
The Japanese driver who failed miserably in the latest GP2 season after winning the GP2 Asia series just last winter jumped in for the injured Timo Glock and has put in two stunning performances.
In an interview with theF1times, Kobayashi revealed that the 4 new teams are his main targets to get a race seat, and that he would most like to be at Lotus.
"Obviously my seat at Toyota is gone, I was close to signing the contract for 2010, but with four new teams, and a couple of current ones with no confirmed drivers, there are options, but to the current teams, I am a "risk", which isn't very good for my morale really. I do believe I'll get a seat, if I had to choose a team, I'd choose Lotus. The name is enough really."
The Japanese also mentioned that Toyota will be helping him, as well as Kazuki Nakajima to find a race seat for 2010.
"They’re working with myself and my agent to help me find a seat, they are doing the same for Kazuki Nakajima as well, Toyota explained to me that they couldn’t compete in the sport no longer but will help me in my career as much as possible."
He also revealed that he is in contact with several teams right now, especially the new entrants as he does not believe there are any other options.
"A couple of teams, new teams really. McLaren are out of my league, Ferrari are the same, Renault I’m not sure of, Red Bull are secure, Brawn have Rosberg I think, Williams are done, I do not even know if Sauber will be here next year, Toro Rosso just want the same drivers. I think for me, my options are the four new teams really."