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Kobayashi: Turkey point just a start

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber, Turkish GPKamui Kobayashi says his Sauber team should not be satisfied with its performance so far this year despite having scored its first point in Turkey.

The Swiss squad has endured a difficult start to the season, but Kobayashi finally ended its point-less streak with a 10th-place finish in Istanbul.

It was also the first race where both Kobayashi and team-mate Pedro de la Rosa saw the chequered flag.

But Kobayashi says the first point of the season is just a start.

"The team did a really good job that weekend," he said. "We had some very difficult situations in the previous races, so it was really nice to bring both cars home in Istanbul and get this point.

"But it is only a single point, and that is not something we should be satisfied with. It can only be the first step."

Kobayashi is adamant, however, that Sauber is on the right track to continue making progress throughout the season.

"In general I feel we are now on the right path," Kobayashi added. "The way we work together and are attuned to each other has improved, and it was so nice to see the mechanics in Istanbul smiling for the first time after the race!

"Until then I had only seen disappointed faces on Sunday nights. With this positive feeling, that everybody will now pick up on, and our improvements to the car, I'm sure we will be doing better in the future."

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