Beijing: Team India Saturday report

NEW CHALLENGE FOR A1 TEAM INDIA IN BEIJING A1 Team India continued its campaign today in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, in what was an eventful day in Beijing, China. A1 Team India driver Armaan Ebrahim will start tomorrow's Sprint race...

NEW CHALLENGE FOR A1 TEAM INDIA IN BEIJING

A1 Team India continued its campaign today in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, in what was an eventful day in Beijing, China. A1 Team India driver Armaan Ebrahim will start tomorrow's Sprint race from 19th on the grid, after only 14 laps around the new street circuit. Due to problems with a manhole cover in the street circuit's racing line, organisers were forced to cancel the third official practice and qualifying sessions for tomorrow's Sprint race. Under the terms of Sporting Regulation 144, in the event that qualifying does not take place, the lap times set in Practice will be taken as the grid positions for the Sprint Race.

A1 Team India driver, Armaan Ebrahim said, "I'm a bit frustrated that we have ended up 19th on the grid for tomorrow's Sprint race. I know we could have improved our time dramatically as I was just concentrating on bedding in the brakes and finding a balance on the car. There is still a lot of speed to be found in the car and I'm confident that we will be able to move up the field tomorrow." Yohann J Setna, Seat holder for A1 Team India added, "Armaan did a great job today, and managed to learn this difficult circuit quickly. Unfortunately, the team were working on getting the car to optimal temperature rather than pushing for very fast lap times. I don't think this gird position is reflective of the team's pace and I'm sure we will be able to improve on it in the Sprint race tomorrow."

The A1GP Beijing feature race will commence at 07.00 GMT as planned, while the Sprint race may be moved to allow for an additional practice period.

-credit: team india

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