Kobayashi joins Toyota in Super Formula

Kamui Kobayashi has found a new ride for 2015.

Toyota Motorsport has outlined their 2015 activities and a name familiar to both Formula One and Japanese racing fans is now part of their plans. Kamui Kobayashi has been employed by Toyota to pilot one of their Super Formula entries in the 2015 championship.

Kobayashi spent the 2014 season driving for Caterham in Formula One, but was benched on more than one occassion before the team eventually collapsed. The 27-year-old has one podium in F1, doing so in front of his own people at Suzuka in 2012, driving a Sauber.

He will race alongside Ryo Hirakawa at the KYGNUS SUNOCO Team LeMans operation, joining fellow Toyota pilots Andre Lotterer, Kazuki Nakajima (2014 series champion), James Rossiter, Yuichi Nakayama, Joao Paulo de Oliveira, Andrea Caldarelli, Hiroaki Ishiura, and Yuji Kunimoto. "I'm certain he will show race fans great things on the track," a confident Toyota spokesperson declared.

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Series Other open wheel , Formula 1
Drivers Andre Lotterer , James Rossiter , Joao Paulo de Oliviera , Kamui Kobayashi , Kazuki Nakajima , Hiroaki Ishiura , Andrea Caldarelli , Yuji Kunimoto , Yuichi Nakayama , Ryo Hirakawa
Article type Breaking news
Tags super formula, toyota motorsport