Nov.28 (GMM/ Kamui Kobayashi has already raised more than EUR 600, 000 as he bids to pay for a formula one seat in 2013.

Having lost his Sauber seat, the Japanese set up a website asking for donations from his fans.

He wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that, in the first few days of the website being live, he has already raised much more than half a million euros.

“Thanks so kindly for the support,” Kobayashi wrote in Japanese.