|Career statistics to end 2013|
|Pole Position(s)||Fastest Lap(s)|
He’s back! And many F1 insiders will be very glad to see Kobayashi again after feeling that his ousting by Sauber was less than the Japanese deserved after a combative and often productive 2012 season, his most recent in Grand Prix racing.
Kobayashi came into F1 as a replacement for the injured Timo Glock at Toyota in the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix and scored points when he finished sixth second time out in Abu Dhabi to finish the year.