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Singapore GP: Kamui Kobayashi predicts Sauber will fly again

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Monza 2012Kamui Kobayashi is expecting his Sauber team to be strong again in the Singapore Grand Prix after its impressive pace in Italy.

Kobayashi's team-mate Sergio Perez finished in second position at Monza, while the Japanese driver wound up ninth.

Although the nature of the Marina Bay circuit is very different to Monza, Kobayashi sees no reason why Sauber cannot shine again.

"After our great result in Monza, everybody in the team is very motivated," said Kobayashi. "The [Singapore] track is quite demanding with a lot of corners, and mostly slow ones.

"In the past this kind of track didn't really suit our car, but with this year's Sauber C31 things have changed.

"I don't see any reason why we shouldn't be competitive there."

Perez, who secured his third podium of the season at Monza, is also optimistic the C31 car will be well-suited to Singapore.

"I generally like street circuits and the one in Singapore is physically quite demanding, but I feel prepared for that," he said.

"Also for our car it should be an OK track to race on. I am very much looking forward to it and I want to get in another good result for the team at that very prestigious race."

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