Kobayashi out to fight back at 'home' race
16 July 2014 – Kamui Kobayashi says he is determined to try and fight back at Hockenheim, a track he regards as a home from home.
Kobayashi hasn't had much luck since returning to Formula 1 this year with the struggling Caterham F1 Team, but the Japanese driver remains upbeat and wants a problem-free weekend now to prove what he and the team is capable of.
"The last two races before the summer break are in Germany and Hungary, both tracks I like but in particular Hockenheim - I have been testing and racing at this track so many times throughout my carrier since I came to Europe. So, in a way, this is one of my home tracks!" he explained prior to round ten in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship.
"For us this will be another race where we aim to fight back against our nearest rivals. We did not see the full performance of the cars in Silverstone for various reasons, particularly for me as I had issues with the car on both Friday and Saturday.
"Then on Sunday I lost a chunk of downforce when I had to go off-track to avoid the shunt on lap one – that cost me so much laptime. So, I did not have a proper drive throughout the whole weekend!
"But I'm determined to make sure that all the problems are now gone and I'm ready to fight back in Germany and Hungary," he concluded.