Kobayashi to Manor ?

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Despite its non running in Australia's season opener last weekend, encountering the contempt of Bernie Ecclestone in the process, Manor team boss John Booth is adamant that the British outfit will perform normally in Malaysia next week.

While British hopeful Will Stevens is currently contracted to the former Marussia squad, Spaniard Roberto Mehri's regular presence has yet to be confirmed.

Italy's Autosprint now claims that former Caterham driver Kamui Kobayashi may be in the frame following discussions last weekend in Melbourne between Manor and the Japanese drivers' manager, Chikara Funada.

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