Also Buemi admires Kobayashi's fighting spirit

Sebastien Buemi has joined Robert Kubica in praising the racing skills of F1 rookie Kamui Kobayashi. After retiring at Suzuka with a missing wheel, Renault's Kubica watched the rest of the Japanese race on a monitor. "What Kamui did with his...

Sebastien Buemi has joined Robert Kubica in praising the racing skills of F1 rookie Kamui Kobayashi.

After retiring at Suzuka with a missing wheel, Renault's Kubica watched the rest of the Japanese race on a monitor.

"What Kamui did with his car was super. Because I had to watch on television, he saved my day," he was quoted by the Swiss press.

Toro Rosso driver Buemi has admitted he too is a fan of Japanese Kobayashi's ability to overtake his rivals.

"It's unbelievable," said the Swiss. "No matter what his car is like, Kamui always gives everything.

"For many, he is a model with regards to the fighting spirit," Buemi is quoted by Blick newspaper, "even if of course such overtaking moves don't always go well."

He admitted he is disappointed not to have been one of Kobayashi's adversaries at Suzuka last Sunday.

"Unfortunately he came out from his pitstop just ahead of me. It's a shame, because I love a tough fight with a really strong driver."

Asked what his secret is, Kobayashi smiled: "Put it this way, maybe I brake a bit later than my opponents!"

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Robert Kubica , Kamui Kobayashi , Sébastien Buemi
Teams Toro Rosso