Dubai: Team USA qualifying report

Dubai Autodrome, UAE - On an ideal Saturday afternoon, at a picturesque track in Dubai, new A1 Team USA driver Phil Giebler performed well for his first time in the "We The People" car by qualifying 15th out of 24 national teams in the sixth...

Dubai Autodrome, UAE - On an ideal Saturday afternoon, at a picturesque track in Dubai, new A1 Team USA driver Phil Giebler performed well for his first time in the "We The People" car by qualifying 15th out of 24 national teams in the sixth round of A1 Grand Prix of Nations the World Cup of Motorsport Series.

The top qualifying teams of the day based on aggregate times were Switzerland (3'31.918), France (3'32.551), Ireland (3'32.626), Brazil (3'32.627) and Great Britain (3'32.634).

A1 Team USA is currently in 14th place overall in the standings going into the sixth round of the A1 Grand Prix of Nations Open-Wheel Series. Coming into this weekend, the top five teams continue to be France, Switzerland, Brazil, New Zealand and Great Britain.

Team USA driver Phil Giebler on Qualifying Performance - "It is amazing being in Dubai and racing for A1 Team USA, I am very proud to represent my country. The series is highly competitive, and although there is a steep learning curve, we have progressed and I am feeling part of the team."

Team Owner Rick Weidinger on Qualifying Results -"I think Phil did a wonderful job of keeping his head in the game as we progressed during practice sessions and qualifying. Phil is definitely a talented driver and showed "true grit" today during the morning practice and afternoon qualifying. We have yet to see the best of Phil, as I fully expect for him to move up the grid tomorrow and secure important points for Team USA."

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