• Indian Grand Prix

Points and butter chicken on Kobayashi's menu

ESPN Staff
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A big effort is required for Sauber to catch Mercedes © Press Association

Kamui Kobayashi is not expecting big things from his Sauber as the Formula One season moves to the Buddh International Circuit in India.

Kobayashi retired from the Korean Grand Prix after running into Jenson Button and although a big effort is required for Sauber to catch Mercedes in the constructors' championship, the Japanese only expects an 'average' performance in India.

"I am keen to see what the circuit will be like when we arrive there for the second time," said Kobayashi. "Last year everything was new and the surface was very dusty. The track lay out as such should probably mean our performance will be average, which means we should be able to score points there. It is a bit similar to the Korean circuit, which might have something to do with the fact the same designer did it at about the same time."

If Kobayashi is luke warm about his team's chances on the circuit, one thing he is excited about is getting stuck into one of his favourite dishes.

"Unfortunately I haven't seen much of the country yet. What I really love is Indian butter chicken - an Indian classic dish and one of my all time favourites. Perhaps this year I can manage to go and visit the city of New Delhi, but it is quite far away from the track and, as it is so big, it is not easy to get your bearings there."