Kamui Kobayashi's impressive grand prix debut this year for Toyota may land him a full-time future in Formula 1 despite the withdrawal of the Japanese manufacturer from the sport. France's Auto Hebdo
reports that the Japanese rookie, who showed strongly in Brazil and Abu Dhabi in place of the injured Timo Glock, could be poised to move to Renault as teammate to the recently signed Robert Kubica. According to Auto Hebdo
, Kobayashi has the backing of ex-Toyota sponsors Panasonic and KDDI.