What has Alonso been working on for all this time??
Kobayashi was depicted smoking in the photos published by the popular Japanese gossip magazine 'Friday'.
Pay drivers are not new in Formula One, or in any major racing series. While they may not pay out of their own pockets, many drivers secure sponsorship for their rides.
Kamui Kobayashi: behaviour was "inappropriate for a sportsman".
Former Sauber Formula One driver Kamui Kobayashi took to the track in a Ferrari F10 car in preparation for an event this coming July.
Lotus had a list of experience drivers whom they wanted to sub for Raikkonen, but their reserve driver was considered to be "too inexperienced".
"The fans fear that once Kamui goes outside formula one, then he will not get back in," said Japanese journalist Kunio Shibata.
Kobayashi keeping high hope for return to F1 next season
Former Sauber driver Sergio Perez had his first official interview today at the home of McLaren in Woking, UK -- his new team for 2013.
Japanese racer Kamui Kobayashi had a great time in the Moscow City Racing special event courtesy of Scuderia Ferrari.
Gutiierrez stays in Sauber, while Sirotkin will be a test driver; Koboyashi spotted at Caterham.
Bob Fernely: Jules is a significant candidate, along with Adrian.
Former Sauber F1 driver Kamui Kobayashi may land a ride in the World Endurance Championship driving a Ferrari 458. He will be testing with the AF Corse team in Spain.
Alguersuari indicated he will keep working with Pirelli.
Japanese racer Kobayashi will be at the wheel of an F60 at the Moscow City Racing event.
"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" - Kamui Kobayash
Paul Hembery: It's a possiblity.
The Japanese driver moves to Ferrari for the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Kamui Kobayashi was trying Ferrari's 2010 car ahead of a forthcoming demonstration event scheduled for Russia.
Pirelli claims earlier reports stating that Jaime Alguersuari would not stay on as one of their test drivers were wrong.