Toyota's Kobayashi stakes his claim with first points


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After being drafted in to replace an injured Timo Glock at the final two races of the season, relatively little was expected from Toyota third driver Kamui Kobayashi. But it seems Kobyashi had other ideas, and this weekend in Abu Dhabi he has soundly stamped his mark on Formula One racing, thereby making a very persuasive play for a permanent seat in 2010. While at Interlagos two weeks ago he finished just outside the top eight, at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday the 23 year-old went one better, clinching his very first world championship points after a strong drive from 12th. He eventually finished in sixth, ahead of veteran team mate Jarno Trulli.