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Kobayashi to drive for Ferrari

2013-03-13 08:26

MARANELLO, Italy - Japanese former Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi will compete in this year's World Endurance championship as the first Asian to race for Ferrari.

Ferrari said Kobayashi, who lost his seat with the Sauber F1 team at the end of 2012, will drive a GT car for the AF Corse team with his first event the Silverstone Six Hours on April 14 2013.

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Kobayashi said: "I really hope I can aim for the title."

Kobayashi was his country's sole driver in F1 in 2012, finishing third in his home race at Suzuka.

The new season will start in Australia this weekend (March 15-17 2013) without a Japanese on the grid for the first time since 2003.

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Reuters