Kobayashi: C31 faster than predecessor

Kamui Kobayashi has said that glitches with the latest edition of the Sauber car are not a big deal.

“Performance-wise, this year is much quicker,” said Kobayashi. Also “I looked at last year’s test times and it was off, but the track here is still dirty and my car is still not set up. It is pretty similar to last year and the laptime is a lot better.”

Kobayashi completed more than 100 laps on the opening day of testing, more than any other driver, with the only stoppage caused by the team completing an out-of-fuel test run.

“In my first season in 2010, we hardly had any problems in the winter, but once we started the races we had big problems. Compared to that, I think we are in good shape. We just had a couple of troubles and we just have to understand that,” he added.