A test driver turned racer, Kobayashi drove in great style for two races until Toyota quit F1. He’s back for 2010, driving for new team Sauber.
Perhaps the most entertaining moment in the tail end of this year’s Formula One season was the appearance of Kamui Kobayashi at the Brazilian Grand Prix. A Toyota test driver, Kobayashi found himself in a racing seat after Toyota driver Timo Glock’s injury. To say he made the most of it would be the understatement of the season. He drove that lackluster Toyota like a Romantic dueler, getting into brawls with Jenson Button, who was driving his Brawn for the world title.