Beijing: Teams nominate drivers, practice delayed

Friday's official practice sessions, scheduled to take place at 11.00 and 14.00, have each been delayed by two hours. The Beijing street circuit has been designed specifically for the A1GP event and has therefore not been tested prior to today's...

Friday's official practice sessions, scheduled to take place at 11.00 and 14.00, have each been delayed by two hours. The Beijing street circuit has been designed specifically for the A1GP event and has therefore not been tested prior to today's activities.

Together with the FASC, A1GP has taken the decision to run the one lower-powered local series support race, Super Touring Cars, ahead of its two practice sessions to familiarise the circuit officials with procedures.

A1 Team Greece will not be participating in the A1GP Beijing race. Having joined the A1GP series in the closing weeks of the off-season, A1 Team Greece has decided to re-align the team and work on their competitive edge for future races.

Unfortunately, the driver whom the team had selected to compete in the Beijing race, is currently on national service and has not been allowed leave for the weekend. We fully expect A1 Team Greece to re-join the series for the Malaysia round. <pre> The following drivers have signed-on to drive in the A1GP Beijing, China, 10-12 Nov 2006.

A1 Team         Driver 1                Driver 2                Driver 3
Australia       Karl Reindler           Ian Dyk*
Brazil          Tuka Rocha              Raphael Matos*
Canada          James Hinchcliffe*
China           Congfu Cheng*
Czech Republic  Tomas Enge              Jaroslav Janis*
France          Loic Duval*             Nicolas Lapierre
Germany         Nico Hulkenberg*
Great Britain   Oliver Jarvis*
India           Armaan Ebrahim
Indonesia       Ananda Mikola           Moreno Soeprapto*
Ireland         Michael Devaney         John O'Hara*
Italy           Enrico Toccacelo        Michele Rugolo*
Lebanon         Alex Khateeb*           Khalil Beschir          Basil Shaaban
Malaysia        Alex Yoong              Fairuz Fauzy*
Mexico          Salvador Duran
Netherlands     Jeroen Bleekemolen      Renger van der Zande*
New Zealand     Wade Cunningham*        Matt Halliday
Pakistan        Nur Ali*
Singapore       Christian Murchison*
South Africa    Adrian Zaugg*           Alan van der Merwe
Switzerland     Neel Jani               Marcus Fassler*
USA             Philip Giebler          Ryan Hunter-Reay*

Drivers marked with a star are eligible to participate in the first official practice session on Friday 10 November.

-credit: a1gp

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Series A1GP
Drivers Ananda Mikola , Tomas Enge , Basil Shaaban , Alex Yoong , Ryan Hunter-Reay , Alan van der Merwe , Fairuz Fauzy , Jeroen Bleekemolen , Jaroslav Janis , Neel Jani , Michele Rugolo , Salvador Duran , Nicolas Lapierre , Oliver Jarvis , Wade Cunningham , Adrian Zaugg , Loic Duval , Khalil Beschir , Michael Devaney , Tuka Rocha , Armaan Ebrahim , James Hinchcliffe , Nur Ali , Renger van der Zande , Christian Murchison , Nico Hulkenberg , John O'Hara , Ian Dyk , Moreno Soeprapto , Congfu Cheng , Matt Halliday , Karl Reindler