Kamui Kobayashi believes that the Caterham F1 Team will make further improvements at next weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The Japanese driver enjoyed a more competitive showing at last weekend’s Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring. He was switched to one-stop strategy to counter that of the two Marussias, but being forced to run the final 55 laps of his race on a set of Pirelli Soft tyres ultimately proved too much.

Despite his best efforts, he was overtaken by Jules Bianchi – on fresher tyres – in the final stages of the race and crossed the finish line in sixteenth place.

“I think we have to take quite a few positives from this weekend as our performance relative to our nearest competitors improved quite a bit,” Kobayashi said after the race.

“Our reliability has been much better this weekend and the setup change we made on Friday night paid dividends again in the race as I was pretty easily able to pass the lead Marussia and pull away early on.

“From where we were on Friday, and in the last couple of races, that’s a good sign and we know we can improve again at Silverstone so I’m already hungry to get back and fight again there.”

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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