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Kobayashi confirmed at Sauber // The Japanese driver signs with a new team for 2010

Published by Mr. C

Kamui Kobayashi has signed a contract to drive for Sauber next season. The Japanese racer made a strong impression on the field in the final two races this season, and that performance has seen him conclude a deal to race with the Swiss based team in 2010.

Following confirmation Kamui said:

I am very happy that my two races in 2009 have earned me a cockpit place. I will do my very best for Peter Sauber’s team and I am proud to be able to carry on flying the Japanese flag in Formula 1.

Recently reinstated team boss Peter Sauber added:

Particularly in the Abu Dhabi race he demonstrated not only that he can drive fast and aggressively, but also his ability to successfully implement a strategy. I am convinced he has a great deal of potential and will be able to make the most of it in our team.

Kobayashi's team mate for next season is currently unknown.