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Kamui Kobayashi’s Return to F1 Made Possible by Fan Donations, but No Fairytale

Kamui Kobayashi was confirmed as a Caterham driver in an announcement on Tuesday, meaning that the popular Japanese racer will be back on the F1 grid after a year's absence. The 27-year-old's comeback owes much to the support of fans as he sought a budget that would make him an attractive proposal. He started a Support Kamui website shortly after his career halted in 2012, and at his unveiling credited supporters for his return, as he explained in quotes carried by CNN: I want to give special thanks to all the fans who have made donations to Kamui Support. Their donations and gestures gave me extra strength to come back fighting and I am very pleased that the money they raised not only helped me but will now go to helping Caterham progress...

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