Twelve questions for Kamui Kobayashi


How’s the season going so far?

For my first season I would say we are doing good so far. We’ve already had a few podiums, even though we have had some problems. So there is definitely potential.

High point?

The good pace we showed at Spa and Le Mans.

Low point?

Not winning Le Mans, and the disappointing performance at Nürburgring.

Who (other than yourself!) is driving particularly well at the moment?

Everybody in our team is driving really well.

Where would you like to take the World Endurance Championship if you could race anywhere?

Nürburgring, Nordschleife.

Describe the challenge of Le Mans in three words.

Long, sleepy, exciting.

One car (other than the one you’re currently driving), one circuit – what would you choose?

A Formula 1 car at Macau.

Your greatest race?

When I got the podium with Sauber at Suzuka in 2012.

The worst car you’ve driven on the road and on track?

Up to now I have been happy with all cars I was driving.

What do you still want to achieve that you haven’t yet?

Win Le Mans.

The best advice you’ve been given?

I cannot remember any good advice to be honest!

What would you be if you weren’t a professional driver?

Taxi driver!

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