A rumour circulating the web last week, that Kamui Kobayashi were about to be axed in favour of Jules Bianchi, is rubbish, says Sauber.
Swiss and French newspapers, especially sport365.fr, thought they had the long end of the stick, when they reported that already-signed Kamui Kobayashi were close to be kicked from the Sauber team, in favour of Ferrari´s test driver, Jules Bianchi. Sauber´s engine supplier is Ferrari and have enjoyed a close relationship with the Maranello-based squad for years.
Unfortunately for Bianchi, but fortunately for Kobayashi, there is nothing to these rumours. On the official Twitter profile for Sauber, the team says:
“Unfortunately someone published nonsense about Kamui leaving our team. Stupid. We are very fond of him, he stays with us!”