Kobayashi apologises for smoking

2,908 views

Kamui Kobayashi: behaviour was "inappropriate for a sportsman".

Nov.4 (GMM) Kamui has apologised after photographs emerged of him smoking a cigarette.

The former Toyota and Sauber driver, who is hoping to return to the grid, now races GT sports cars for Ferrari.

But his bid to return to the F1 grid was dealt a blow when the popular Japanese gossip magazine 'Friday' published photos of him walking on a street at night with an unidentified beauty and a cigarette.

Kobayashi, 27, admitted that his behaviour was "inappropriate for a sportsman".

"I sincerely apologise to those who gave me your support and all of my fans who were concerned," he is quoted as saying.

Kobayashi admitted that smoking was "a very thoughtless act" for someone "working towards returning to F1".

"I guarantee that this situation will not happen again," he promised.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Breaking news
Tags apology, former driver, japan, kobayashi, photos, sauber, smoking , sportscars, toyota

User photos

akazoinho
F1

akazoinho

4 photos
Tim Holmes
F1

Tim Holmes

25 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

38 photos
Evan_DeCiren
F1

Evan_DeCiren

27 photos
jimmykwoods
F1

jimmykwoods

2 photos
nickmossdesign
F1

nickmossdesign

1 photos
EricDebris
F1

EricDebris

411 photos
hanmerdesign
F1

hanmerdesign

7 photos
Upload photo

Red zone: what's trending now