Kamui Kobayashi

One of the most spectacular Formula 1 drivers of recent years, Kamui has earned a reputation as a fierce and determined racer. That came as no surprise to TOYOTA, which was a key factor in Kamui’s emergence on to the world stage. As a member of the Toyota Young Drivers Programme, like Kazuki, he soon set off to Europe to test himself against the best rising stars in the world. His Grand Prix debut came unexpectedly, when he was called upon to replace the injured Timo Glock in the final two races of the 2009 season, scoring what turned out to be TOYOTA’s final points in Formula 1. By then, his abilities were clear to the whole paddock and he soon found a race drive with Sauber, earning himself countless worldwide fans with his fearless overtaking style.

Driver Info
Born 13 September 1986, Hyogo, Japan
Lives Tokyo, Japan
Status Single
Height 1.68m
Weight 57kg
Hobbies Sport, enjoying free time
Pets
Favourite Food Japanese
Favourite Track Fuji
Best Achievement F1 podium finisher
Career History
  • 2010 - 2019
    • 2016
      Le Mans 24 Hours (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing): 2nd
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      WEC (TOYOTA GAZOO Racing) : 3rd (1 win)
    • 2015
      Super Formula (Team Le Mans): 6th
    • 2014
      Formula 1 (Caterham): 22nd
    • 2013
      WEC (Ferrari): 7th (World Endurance Cup for Pro Drivers)
    • 2012
      Formula 1 (Sauber): 12th
    • 2011
      Formula 1 (Sauber): 12th
    • 2010
      Formula 1 (Sauber): 12th
  • 2000 - 2009
    • 2009
      GP2 Asia Series: 1st (2 wins)
    •  
      GP2 Series: 16th (1 podium)
    •  
      Formula 1 (TOYOTA Racing): 18th (two races)
    • 2008
      GP2 Series Asia: 6th (2 wins)
    •  
      GP2 Series: 16th (1 win)
    •  
      Formula 1 (TOYOTA Racing): Third driver
    • 2007
      Formula 3 Euro Series: 4th (1 win)
    • 2006
      Formula 3 Euro Series: 8th (Rookie of the Year)
    • 2005
      Formula Renault Italia: 1st (6 wins)
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      Formula Renault Eurocup: 1st (5 wins)
    • 2004
      Formula Renault Italia: 4th (2 wins)
    • 2003
      Esso Formula Toyota Series: 2nd
    • 2002
      Kart Euro Championship
    •  
      Esso Formula Toyota Series (1 race)
    • 2001
      All Japan Kart Championship, ICA: 1st
    •  
      Asia Pacific Kart Championship, ICA
    •  
      Esso Formula Toyota Racing School scholarship
    • 2000
      All Japan Junior Kart Championship
    •  
      Suzuka Kart Championship: 1st
  • 1990 - 1999
    • 1999
      SL All Japan Tournament (S stock, D class): 1st
    • 1998
      JAF Cup West Cadet: 1st
    • 1997
      SL All Japan Cadet: 1st
    • 1996
      SL Takarazuka Tournament, Cadet: 3rd