Son of sushi chef on F1 roll

Updated 1706 GMT (0106 HKT) October 11, 2012
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Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi (white shirt) is the focus of constant media and public scrutiny as the 26-year-old walks in the paddock of the Suzuka circuit on Saturday ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix. Getty Images
Kobayashi waves to an adoring crowd as he prepares to drive in his maiden Japanese Grand Prix. Getty Images
Kobayashi leads a group during Sunday's Grand Prix at the famous Suzuka circuit. Getty Images
Kobayashi celebrates his historic podium placing with members of the Sauber team. Getty Images
Race winner Sebastian Vettel congratulates third-placed Kobayashi on his maiden podium finish. Kobayashi made his Grand Prix debut in 2009. Getty Images
Kobayashi celebrates on the podium in front of ecstatic home support, who chant 'Kamui' in unison from the stands. Getty Images
Kobayashi celebrates with teammates as Sauber close the gap on fifth-placed Mercedes in the constructors' championship. Getty Images