Kams’ F1 debut… GP2 is proud
October 19, 2009 2 Comments
I have been very hard on Kam Kobayashi’s disappointing season in GP2 this year, especially after his GP2 Asia crown in early 2009. Yet I was very critical of the FIA for not allowing Kam to race in Suzuka, where he was more than reasonably prepared to sub for Timo Glock.
Well, yesterday’s performance at Interlagos has made the GP2 community proud, and should serve as a stimulus for all current and aspiring GP2 drivers. His wonderful qualifying in difficult conditions, his strength in battling a future World Champ like JB and his composure throughout the rest of the race (except when pushing Kaz Nakajima into oblivion), were testament of the value of GP2 and junior driver programs.
Yes, Romain Grosjean has been a disappointment, but not all GP2 guys are meant to be F1 drivers. But with Buemi (decent job in an improving car) and the numerous GP2 crew in the F1 grid, Kam is pointing in the right direction.