Eastern Creek: Team France race report

After the fourth round of the new A1 Grand Prix Series, Team A1 France has cemented its position at the top of the Championship with 71 points. Today the team has scored their sixth consecutive win of the season. A perfect day for A1 Team ...

After the fourth round of the new A1 Grand Prix Series, Team A1 France has cemented its position at the top of the Championship with 71 points.

Today the team has scored their sixth consecutive win of the season. A perfect day for A1 Team France, in the fourth round of the new A1 Grand Prix Series where Nicolas Lapierre managed to clinch again with a pair of dominant victories.

In the morning, France was in fourth position at the warm-up: "During the whole weekend, we have had a very good car. This morning, we had a lot of fuel on-board during the warm up. The sprint race is very important because this is where you take the position for the feature race" said Lapierre.

In an action packed feature race Nicolas Lapierre took advantage of the pace car restarts and brought his car again across the finish line comfortably ahead of second place Robbie Kerr (GBR).

Nicolas Lapierre: "A perfect weekend for us. The car was fast from the first lap onwards and we didn't have to make a lot of changes. At the start, I had to watch out a bit of the cars behind me in the feature race. I saw Alvaro Parente pass me, and did not know where he was coming from. Later, the team told me he had a "stop and go" penalty for jumping the start. We had an excellent strategy. After the perfect pit stop I was able to push again. I'm proud of my team who did a one-hundred-percent job the whole weekend. I think that we showed again a fantastic performance. This is great team-work. I had to win because of Alex's performance last race. Now it will be his turn again to act in Malaysia. Six wins is really excellent for A1 France."

Jean-Paul Driot, team manager of A1 Team France, added: "I really can't say a lot more.A1 Team France has now 71 points. The team made no mistakes from start to finish. A perfect day."

After the fourth round of the new A1 Grand Prix Series, Team A1 France is ranking in first place of the Championship with 71 points. Today the team have scored their sixth consecutive win. Drivers Nicolas Lapierre and Alexandre Premat are two highly talented youngsters taking turns at the wheel. The next round will be staged at Sepang (Kuala Lumpur) on November 20, where Premat is the nominated driver.

-team.fr-

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Series A1GP
Drivers Robbie Kerr , Alvaro Parente , Nicolas Lapierre , Alexandre Prémat