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Kamui Kobayashi: Asia’s Brightest Star, Or Just Another One-Hit Wonder?

Due to Timo Glock's cracked vertebrae as a result of his horror crash at Suzuka, we got to see rookie Kamui Kobayashi take his place for the final two Grand Prix of the season. At Brazil he finished a promising ninth position, after defending from a rampaging Button for several laps. For pretty much everyone, this was our first experience of his rather aggressive driving style—one rather reminiscent of a certain Takuma Sato. Unlike Sato, Kobayashi did not crash, he in fact avoided most of the carnage and possibly stopped Button finishing any higher than he actually did. While this was a promising performance, most people ignored him for the much bigger news—a new World Champion is generally regarded as more important than a mildly pro...

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