Eastern Creek: Team Malaysia race report

Sean McIntosh and A1 Team Canada didn't have their best of weekends. After a promising practice session yesterday when Sean set the fourth fastest lap, it was a difficult first corner of race one that led to him losing two places in traffic to put...

Sean McIntosh and A1 Team Canada didn't have their best of weekends. After a promising practice session yesterday when Sean set the fourth fastest lap, it was a difficult first corner of race one that led to him losing two places in traffic to put him 9th. He maintained position to the end and bagged another two points in the team's championship campaign. Race two didn't go according to plan either when a first-corner accident put Sean at the back in 24th place. From there he was making his way through the field, pitted early to gain clean air, and carried on gaining places until he was in 10th and in line for at least another point when a suspension part failed ending his race.

Sean McIntosh:

Sprint race
"It was a fairly boring race. Went down the inside and a couple of guys went round the outside and I was in ninth. From there it was pretty processional. With the heat we lost a bit on the slow speed stuff but I'm sure we can get it sorted out and with the high temperature it's going to be a long long 40 laps in the Feature race."

Feature race
"We went into the first corner and I don't know who hit my left rear but I went up into the air and from there I was last. The boys called an early pit stop. We came in behind about three cars but came out ahead of all of them so we gained some time and places there. The pit stop was really eally good. We were in tenth – there was still carnage out there so we were under a safety car when one of the wishbones failed. Nothing we could do about it – one of those things that happens in Motorsport.

"My high point of the weekend was definitely that lap in qualifying which shows we have the pace but have to refine a few things and get the race pace back. We have to look for two solid results in Malaysia."

-team.ca-

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Series A1GP
Drivers Sean McIntosh