Sauber´s Kamui Kobayashi believes that a podium finish should be possible in the up-coming Monaco Grand Prix next week.
After a 5th place in the recent Spanish Grand Prix, the Japanese driver feels the aerodynamic upgrades installed on the car worked as planned. And even though the Sauber driver also finished 5th in Monaco last year, he is happy about the performance of the car and might even hope for a podium. Speaking to GPUpdate.net on Thursday, Kobayashi said:
“It obviously provides an entirely different challenge than that of the Circuit de Catalunya. In Monaco the car is bouncing on bumps, you have understeer and oversteer when you are driving on the limit and the track doesn’t forgive any mistakes. I think our car will be better in Monaco than it was last year because it has improved in slow corners,” he said. “In 2011 I finished fifth, so the target should be to finish higher up this year. However, even if you are given the best car in Monaco, in the end a lot is down to the driver to get the ultimate tenths of a second out of it.”
“We have seen five different winners in five races, so you could say almost everything is possible this year.
“I believe we have a good car and good chances for good results. The final outcome always depends on a lot of factors. But what you have to do for success is to get every small thing perfectly right over the entire weekend: and that is what I’m aiming at.”