Singapore GP: Mercedes updates not a worry for Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi
|By Edd Straw and Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, September 20th 2012, 14:38 GMT|
Sauber can still fight Mercedes for fifth place in the constructors' championship even if the German car maker takes a step forward at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, according to Kamui Kobayashi.
But Kobayashi, who recently qualified on the front row for the Belgian Grand Prix, said Sauber never expected to be strong at Singapore and that the Swiss-built C31 performs better on more traditional tracks.
"No, I'm not worried," he said about the Mercedes upgrade. "Maybe we'll have a bigger chance [in future races]. We don't know, but maybe we'll have a better chance.
"Singapore is maybe not our favourite, but after this race, at Suzuka our car could be very strong.
"In the past I think we were not really fantastic at this circuit [Singapore], but I think for this year should be okay."