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2013-07-22 08:09

FERRARI SMASHED IN RUSSIA: Kamui Kobayashi smashed a 2009 Ferrari F60 in Russia in July 2013.Image: YouTube

Kamui Kobayashi, Japan's most successful and most recent Formula 1 driver, is competing for Ferrari in the World endurance championship after being dropped by Sauber at the end of 2012.

Kobayashi, known for his exuberant crowd-pleasing style, drove a 2009 Ferrari F60 during a Moscow City Racing event against a backdrop of the Kremlin and St Basil's Cathedral.

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He was caught out on a wet track and smashed the Ferrari into the barriers before skidding down the empty road on three wheels.

He said: "The track was very slippery and there was a marked bump at that point, which is why I hit the barrier. A shame, but I am pleased the team let me out again after a few minutes (in another car)."


Japanese driver Kobayashi says he is still hoping to get back to F1 despite the lack of openings to drivers without significant sponsorship behind them.

Kobayashi said: "At the moment, there are many teams who prefer to choose their drivers based on how much money they can bring, rather than on their ability on track.

"I hope this trend will change, because my aim is to be back there as soon as possible and I am working hard to succeed."
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