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Helmet of Kamui Kobayashi

Flag of Japan Kamui Kobayashi

full name Kobayashi Kamui nationality Japanese age 35 years old born September 13, 1986 hometown Amagasaki, Hyogo height 170 cm (5' 7")

Racing highlights

20211stFIA Hypercar World Endurance Championship
20201stLMP World Endurance Drivers Championship
20201st24 Hours of Daytona
20191st24 Hours of Daytona
20182ndLMP World Endurance Drivers Championship
20163rdFIA World Endurance Championship
20163rdFIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1
20132ndAsian Le Mans Series - GTE
20091stGP2 Asia Series
20051stFormula Renault 2.0 Eurocup
20051stFormula Renault 2.0 Italy

Racing career summary

Races entered358
Wins37
Podiums94
Pole positions33
Fastest laps34
Race win percentage10.3%
Podium percentage26.3%

Esports career summary

(work in progress)

Races entered1
Wins0
Podiums0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Race win percentage0%
Podium percentage0%

Disclaimer: the data and summaries are all taken from the data available in the career details section further below on this page. If you know of things missing or have corrections, please log in and submit them.

Driver comparisons

The latest Head-to-Head comparisons generated for Kamui Kobayashi.

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Career overview – years in numbers

The following numbers are a summary of the more detailed information available in the Career details further below on the page. Seasons spanning over two years (for example 2013-14 championships) have their race results accounted for in the year the championship ends.

2022Racing7 races1 win3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2021Racing12 races3 wins7 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
2020Racing17 races6 wins10 podiums2 pole position2 fastest race laps
2020Esports1 race0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2019Racing13 races2 wins4 podiums0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2018Racing24 races3 wins8 podiums4 pole position1 fastest race lap
2017Racing19 races0 wins4 podiums3 pole position2 fastest race laps
2016Racing18 races1 win6 podiums0 pole position3 fastest race laps
2015Racing8 races0 wins3 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2014Racing15 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2013Racing10 races1 win5 podiums1 pole positions3 fastest race laps
2012Racing20 races0 wins1 podium0 pole position1 fastest race lap
2011Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2010Racing19 races0 wins0 podiums0 pole position0 fastest race laps
2009Racing32 races2 wins5 podiums2 pole position3 fastest race laps
2008Racing29 races3 wins4 podiums0 pole position3 fastest race laps
2007Racing22 races1 win7 podiums1 pole positions0 fastest race laps
2006Racing21 races0 wins3 podiums1 pole positions1 fastest race lap
2005Racing31 races12 wins19 podiums13 pole position12 fastest race laps
2004Racing22 races2 wins5 podiums3 pole position1 fastest race lap
2002KartingDetailed karting statistics not covered by Driver Database.

Career details – the racing career of Kamui Kobayashi

2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship DPi class

PositionPointsTeam
11th840Action Express Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
40100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cadillac DPi-V.RChevrolet 5.5Michelin
Click to show race results for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship DPi class 2022.

2022 Hypercar FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
4th61Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
31200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota GR010 HybridToyota 3.5 hybrid turboMichelin
Click to show race results for Hypercar FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship 2022.

2021 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - DPi class

PositionPointsTeam
12th1203Action Express Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cadillac DPi-V.RChevrolet 5.5Michelin
Click to show race results for IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - DPi class 2021.

2021 Japanese Championship Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
20th1KCMG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF19ToyotaYokohama
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship Super Formula 2021.

2021 FIA Hypercar World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st173Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
63630
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota GR010 HybridToyota 3.5 hybridMichelin
Click to show race results for FIA Hypercar World Endurance Championship 2021.

2020 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1

PositionPointsTeam
0Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota TS050 HybridToyota 2.4 hybrid turboMichelin

2019-20 LMP World Endurance Drivers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
1st207Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
84821
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota TS050 HybridToyota 2.4 hybrid turboMichelin
Click to show race results for LMP World Endurance Drivers Championship 2019-20.

2020 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - DPi class

PositionPointsTeam
23rd35Wayne Taylor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cadillac DPi-V.RChevrolet 5.5Michelin
Click to show race results for IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - DPi class 2020.

2020 24H Le Mans Virtual - LMP2

PositionPointsTeam
14th0Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2020 Super Formula Championship

PositionPointsTeam
16th8carrozzeria Team KCMG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50001
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF19Toyota 2.0 turboYokohama
Click to show race results for Super Formula Championship 2020.

2020 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Wayne Taylor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cadillac DPi V.R.Cadillac V8Michelin

2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0HubAuto Corsa
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 488 GT3Ferrari 3.9 turboPirelli
Click to show race results for Intercontinental GT Challenge 2020.

2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Powered by AWS

PositionPointsTeam
0HubAuto Corsa
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 488 GT3Ferrari 3.9 turboPirelli
Click to show race results for GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Powered by AWS 2020.

2019 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - DPI

PositionPointsTeam
27th35Wayne Taylor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara P217 Cadillac DPi-V.RChevrolet 5.5Michelin
Click to show race results for IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - DPI 2019.

2019 Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
6th19Carrozzeria Team KCMG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70201
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF19Toyota 2.0 turboYokohama
Click to show race results for Super Formula 2019.

2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0Mercedes-AMG Team Goodsmile
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-AMG GT3Mercedes-Benz 6.2Pirelli
Click to show race results for Intercontinental GT Challenge 2019.

2019 Fuji Dream Race - DTM/GT500

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW Team RBM
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M4 DTM
Click to show race results for Fuji Dream Race - DTM/GT500 2019.

2019 Fuji Super GT x DTM Dream Race

PositionPointsTeam
0BMW
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW M4 DTM
Click to show race results for Fuji Super GT x DTM Dream Race 2019.

2019 24 Hours of Daytona

PositionPointsTeam
1st0Wayne Taylor Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
111??
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Cadillac DPi-V.RChevrolet 5.5Michelin

2018 ABB FIA Formula E Championship

PositionPointsTeam
24th0MS&AD Andretti Formula E
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Spark SRT01-eAndretti ATEC-03Michelin
Click to show race results for ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018.

2018 Autobacs Super GT Series - GT500

PositionPointsTeam
13th27Lexus Team SARD
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
71100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lexus LC500Toyota 2.0 turboBridgestone
Click to show race results for Autobacs Super GT Series - GT500 2018.

2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1

PositionPointsTeam
0Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
82640
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota TS050 HybridToyota 2.4 turbo hybridMichelin
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1 2018-19.

2018-19 LMP World Endurance Drivers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
2nd157Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota TS050 HybridToyota 2.4 turbo hybridMichelin

2018 Suzuka 10 Hours - Pro class

PositionPointsTeam
5th0Mercedes-AMG Team Good Smile
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-AMG GT3Mercedes-Benz 6.2
Click to show race results for Suzuka 10 Hours - Pro class 2018.

2018 Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
11th7carrozzeria Team KCMG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
50101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14ToyotaYokohama
Click to show race results for Super Formula 2018.

2018 Intercontinental GT Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
20th10Mercedes-AMG Team Good Smile
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-AMG GT3Mercedes-Benz 6.2Pirelli
Click to show race results for Intercontinental GT Challenge 2018.

2017 Japanese Championship Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
7th16.5KCMG
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
70101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14ToyotaYokohama
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship Super Formula 2017.

2017 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1

PositionPointsTeam
0Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90331
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota TS050 HybridMichelin
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1 2017.

2017 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro

PositionPointsTeam
0Good Smile Racing & Team UKYO
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3Pirelli
Click to show race results for Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup - Pro 2017.

2017 Autobacs Super GT Series - GT500

PositionPointsTeam
17th10Lexus Team WedsSport Bandoh
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Lexus LC500Yokohama
Click to show race results for Autobacs Super GT Series - GT500 2017.

2017 LMP FIA World Endurance Drivers Championship

PositionPointsTeam
5th103.5Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota TS050 HybridToyota 2.4 hybrid turboMichelin

2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0Good Smile Racing with Team Ukyo
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Mercedes-AMG GT3Mercedes-Benz 6.2Pirelli
Click to show race results for Intercontinental GT Challenge 2017.

2016 Japanese Championship Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
17th1Sunoco Team Lemans
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
90002
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14ToyotaBridgestone
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship Super Formula 2016.

2016 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1

PositionPointsTeam
3rd145Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
91601
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
#6 Toyota TS050 HybridMichelin
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMP1 2016.

2016 FIA World Endurance Championship

PositionPointsTeam
3rd145Toyota Gazoo Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota TS050 HybridToyota 2.4 hybrid turboMichelin

2015 Japanese Championship Super Formula

PositionPointsTeam
6th20Kygnus Sunoco Team LeMans
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80300
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara SF14Toyota RI4ABridgestone
Click to show race results for Japanese Championship Super Formula 2015.

2014 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
22nd0Caterham F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
150000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Caterham CT05RenaultPirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2014.

2013 FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro

PositionPointsTeam
0AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
80402
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F458 Italia
Click to show race results for FIA World Endurance Championship - LMGTE Pro 2013.

2013 FIA World Endurance Championship Cup for GT Drivers

PositionPointsTeam
7th98AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
?????
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari F458 Italia

2013 Le Mans 24h - GTE Pro

PositionPointsTeam
5th0AF Corse
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 458 Italia

2013 Asian Le Mans Series - GTE

PositionPointsTeam
2nd26Taisan Ken Endless
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
11111
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Ferrari 458 GTE
Click to show race results for Asian Le Mans Series - GTE 2013.

2012 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th60Sauber F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
200101
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Sauber C31Ferrari 056Pirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2012.

2011 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th30Sauber F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Sauber C30Ferrari 056Pirelli
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2011.

2010 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
12th32BMW Sauber F1 Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
BMW Sauber C29Ferrari 056Bridgestone
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2010.

2008-09 GP2 Asia Series

PositionPointsTeam
1st56DAMS
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
112423
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2/05 (Renault)
Click to show race results for GP2 Asia Series 2008-09.

2009 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Panasonic Toyota Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2009 GP2 Series

PositionPointsTeam
16th13DAMS
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190100
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2-08RenaultBridgestone
Click to show race results for GP2 Series 2009.

2009 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

PositionPointsTeam
18th3Panasonic Toyota Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Toyota TF109Toyota RVX-09Bridgestone
Click to show race results for FIA Formula 1 World Championship 2009.

2008 GP2 Series

PositionPointsTeam
16th10DAMS
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
201102
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2-08RenaultBridgestone
Click to show race results for GP2 Series 2008.

2008 GP2 Asia Series

PositionPointsTeam
6th22DAMS
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
92301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara GP2/05 (Renault)
Click to show race results for GP2 Asia Series 2008.

2008 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Panasonic Toyota Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2007 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Panasonic Toyota Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2007 Formula 3 Euro Series

PositionPointsTeam
4th59ASM Formule 3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
201710
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Euro Series 2007.

2007 Zandvoort Masters of F3 @ Zolder

PositionPointsTeam
0ASM Formule 3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Zandvoort Masters of F3 @ Zolder 2007.

2007 Polytec Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
13th0ASM Formule 3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F306 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Polytec Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix 2007.

2006 Formula 3 Euro Series

PositionPointsTeam
8th34ASM
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
190301
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Formula 3 Euro Series 2006.

2006 Masters of Formula 3

PositionPointsTeam
11th0ASM Formule 3
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara F305 (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for Masters of Formula 3 2006.

2006 53rd Polytec Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix

PositionPointsTeam
19th0ASM
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10010
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Dallara (Mercedes)
Click to show race results for 53rd Polytec Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix 2006.

2006 Formula 1 - Test driver

PositionPointsTeam
0Panasonic Toyota Racing
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
00000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.

2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup

PositionPointsTeam
1st157Prema Powerteam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
166844
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000Renault
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup 2005.

2005 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy

PositionPointsTeam
1st312Prema Powerteam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
1561198
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2005.

2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Germany

PositionPointsTeam
31st16Prema Powerteam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 Germany 2004.

2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Italy

PositionPointsTeam
7th134Prema Powerteam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
172331
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)
Click to show race results for Formula Renault 2.0 Italy 2004.

2004 Formula Renault Asian Challenge

PositionPointsTeam
0Asia Racing Team
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
10000
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)

2004 Formula Renault 2.0 Netherlands

PositionPointsTeam
15th32Prema Powerteam
RacesWinsPodiumsPole positions*Fastest laps
20200
* only pole positions from timed qualifying sessions.
CarEngineTyres
Tatuus FR2000 (Renault)

2002 European Championship Formula A

PositionPointsTeam
14th19Maranello Kart
KartEngineTyres
Maranello (Maxter)


DriverDB Rating graph

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