Kamui Kobayashi returned to the wheel of a Formula One car today, Monday, when he ran the team’s 2010 challenger.
The Japanese driver, who lost his place in F1 at the end of 2012 when he failed to find funding to continue his career with Sauber, in now a part of Ferrari’s World Endurance Championship team. Today’s run was to prepare the 26-year-old for a demo run he will complete in the same machine in Moscow in late July.
The former Sauber and Toyota racer said he was left happy after his time behind the wheel of the Ferrari F10.
“The first feeling was one of great happiness. I raced against this car and I knew how quick it was, so it was very important to get some experience of it.
“It will be very nice to drive an F1 car again at this event in Moscow and for me it will be a double debut: the first time at the wheel of a Ferrari F1 car in an event and my first visit to the city.”