Suzuka, 10 October –There is so much enthusiasm for Formula 1 and Ferrari in Japan, that when the two worlds collide, success is guaranteed. That was plain to see last night in Osaka, where Kamui Kobayashi, who from this year has been driving for the Prancing Horse, flying the flag for Maranello in the FIA World Endurance Championship, was the guest at an event for press and fans at the Puma Store.
A queue of over 200 people waited outside the shop for ninety minutes before it opened, in order to get the chance to chat with Kamui and get his autograph: the topics were far ranging from his experiences at the wheel of the 458 GT to the chances of him making an F1 comeback, which would definitely please his many supporters. “It’s always nice to be close to the fans,” said Kamui. “You get a great energy off them and I hope they will come in large numbers to Fuji on 20th October when I will be competing in the 6 Hour race, which is an amazing event!”