Aggressive – as a driver or as a racer?
Yeah, like Michael said, KK is certainly both. I remember back in 2011 for the japanese qualifying, where Kamui made it through to Q3 (if im not mistaken), you could see just how agressive he was with his steering imputs. I do remember that clearly, even though it was quite a while back. He was absolutely wrestling the car to its limit, trying to extract the maximum out of it. This “aggresive” style is quite evident I think, in pretty much every lap that Kobayashi does.
I think what you get with Kamui, is someone who is sporadic and surprising. He is a fantastic overtaker and is not afraid to race wheel to wheel. You just know that whenever he is very close to another car, side by side for example, he will not make contact with the other driver in question. I do think he is quite agressive in his overtakes, but from what I can remember, he has not been involved in many incidents in his career, (certainly less incidents than Hamilton or Maldonado). I could be wrong on that but nevertheless, I thought I should express my opinion.
KK has a special something, a uniqueness which is very hard to replace. If he were to leave F1, then the sport would lose a great charecter.