Kobayashi seeking complete race distance
29 March 2014 – Kamui Kobayashi has targeted finishing Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix after he qualified in 20th place for the race during a wet qualifying session at Sepang.
Kobayashi has endured another difficult weekend as mechanical problems restricted him to just a handful of laps in practice, after his running was also truncated in Australia.
Kobayashi is searching for his first race finish of 2014 after he crashed out of the Australian Grand Prix at the first corner.
"In qualifying we went out with the pack on Intermediate [tyres] and as much as I was pushing I wasn’t able to get any more out of the car, especially as I couldn’t get the Intermediates into their working range so never had them running properly," he said.
"Bearing in mind the tiny number of laps we did all weekend, and the problems we had on Saturday morning, the fact we were even running in qualifying was down to the hard work the team put in, so to have got out there and put in laps after all the problems we’ve had is a small reward.
"Now we focus on tomorrow and hope we can have a full race. If it rains like it did today anything could happen – I just want the chance to race properly!"