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Kobayashi will be joining other Ferrari factory GT drivers including Giancarlo Fisichella, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander. The Japanese, who has driven for Sauber and Toyota in Formula 1, will be the first asian to be part of the Ferrari family and drive for the factory team.
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It has not yet been confirmed who will be Kobayashi's co-driver, but the Finn Vilander, who is already one of Ferrari's drivers, is among the candidates. Fisichella and Bruni led the driver line-up and took the teams title and Ferrari to the manufacturer's crown last year and they are expected to remain together for this year as well.