Whoops. That's a word nobody wants to hear in racing, and that's especially true in Formula 1, where the cars cost untold millions to design, develop, build and operate. In other words, just about any 'whoops' is an expensive 'whoops.'

Kamui Kobayashi, who made his F1 debut in 2009 driving for Toyota, has always been known as a bit of a wild card in the sport. He is notoriously difficult to pass, driving as he does with seemingly reckless abandon, and he's not afraid to get tangled up with the world's best drivers in the world's fastest race cars.

That brash attitude sometimes serves him well. Other times... well, not so much. See what happens with Kobayashi tries to show off in a Ferrari F1 car for fans on a wet track in Moscow in the twin videos below.




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      Shaun
      • 1 Year Ago
      What, no dash cam footage?
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks about normal for Kobayashi. The only thing missing was another F1 driver who actually had a chance to win getting punted off the course at the same time. kaumi doesn't like to crash alone.
      Phil
      • 1 Year Ago
      Typical Asian driver.
      Wojo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I guess he should stick with eating hot dogs.
      Matt Hopkins
      • 1 Year Ago
      If a person can be blind folded with dental floss, Don't let them drive anything!
        TrippulG3
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt Hopkins
        If a person is going to post assinine racist comments, don't let them post anything!
        vrhranger
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt Hopkins
        Even if you disregard the obvios racism the joke itself is just stupid.
        garykuz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt Hopkins
        Perfect one Matt.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt Hopkins
        [blocked]
      TF110
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sensationalist journalism at work, again. You neglected to mention there was a bump in the road which caused the unforseen crash. Then in less than 20 minutes he rejoined in another car. Not a big deal.
        RGT881
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TF110
        Oh you mean he failed to drive the track earlier in the day in a regular car to scope out the track for any bumps? You know the type of thing that a professional F1 driver would do, especially in a demo run on a street circuit? Goodnight.
          clquake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          An F1 car tend to find bumps that aren't bumps in a regular car. Driving around an F1 track in a regular car is useless in this regard.
          Pdexter
          • 1 Year Ago
          @RGT881
          Well he hasn't been a F1 driver for couple of years. Not hard to see why :D
      engr00
      • 1 Year Ago
      Shocker another Japanese driver driving badly.
      Joe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wonder if he drives a Corolla.. Every dumbass i encounter on the road who cant drive for **** seems to drive a Corolla.
      Pedro
      • 1 Year Ago
      Come on? Seriously? Clearly, those posting bad comments about Kamui Kobayashi don't understand much of F1, do you?? Okay, so let me explain you: Kamui Kobayashi is one of the most talented and entertaining driver that got to F1 in the last few years. Not only he never missed a chance to fight - loyally - with any other driver, but he also crashed very few times. Okay, he did crashed sometimes (I can recall last year's Indian GP, but he was an innocent victim of Romain Grosjean's actions at Monaco and Belgium) but in no way - as some comments here are trying to make believe - he paid for his race seat. In fact, it was because he solely could rely on his talent to get a F1 seat that left him out of the grid for 2013. You see, it's not easy to get sponsors to pay for a drive in F1 and he started searching for them late on the season. When all the good seats were taken. Then, of course, you look at Sergio Perez and say that he's at McLaren. Yeah, and then you think that Vodafone will be leaving the team, and who could replace them... hum, maybe the words Telmex ring a bell... I mean, of course he is very talented but in no way I consider the Mexican better than Kobayashi. Now, it happened with rain and in a place where there was a bump on the road. No big deal. Except for the stupid comments from people that for the most part doesn't even like F1. Except when there are crashes and fire, then yes, they dare to see a little bit of F1 racing. Now, don't take this too seriously.
        harleridr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Pedro
        Don't say drivers don't buy seats, what do you think driver sponsers do? They move from team to team with the driver, the more sponsers the more money that moves with them
      timber
      • 1 Year Ago
      For those that follow Formula 1 (for several years) it's known that there are two kinds of drivers. Those with talent (Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton, Raikkonen,....) and those who pay to drive. It's rather obvious in which group this guy fits in.
      sharpsound
      • 1 Year Ago
      Motor racing is such a huge waste or resources.
      chopprdq
      • 1 Year Ago
      maybe he should stick to eating hot dogs at a high rate of speed on the 4th of july
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