Eastern Creek: Team Mexico Saturday report

A1 Team Mexico Hopes To Return To The Top Places After A Hard Qualifying Session In Australia The team works to perform well on Sunday EASTERN CREEK, Australia (February 3, 2007) - A1 Team Mexico hopes to return to the top places this Sunday...

A1 Team Mexico Hopes To Return To The Top Places After A Hard Qualifying Session In Australia

The team works to perform well on Sunday

EASTERN CREEK, Australia (February 3, 2007) - A1 Team Mexico hopes to return to the top places this Sunday after a hard qualifying session, in which ranked in 14th place with Salvador Duran behind the wheel at the 3.93-Km. Eastern Creek International Raceway.

Questioned about his performance Duran said: "We manage to run up to 1'18s and the truth is that we did not find the balance of the car. This is all I can give now, I gave the best of me out there and simply there are two races in a row that we qualified 13 and now 14. Obviously nobody in the team is happy, we all want to find solutions and we keep working to see what we can achieve."

"I feel in good shape. Last season I was not running that bad here and now the things simply did not worked well. We are trying to find the best in the car. We keep looking in the telemetry to see what we can find to improve our performance. The strategy for Sunday is to finish the races. This is a hard track for overtaking, but I will try to gain the most positions possible. At the moment, we keep working very hard to find the problem," former British Formula Three National Class champion said.

In the practise prior qualifying, Salvador Duran managed to set the fifth fastest time, with good expectations to obtain a good starting position. In the first qualifying segment, Duran went out with new tyres and was ninth with a lap of 1'19.492, in the second one climbed to fifth (1'19.555) with used tyres, in the third segment dropped to 11th place (1'18.833) with new tyres and finished his performance with a 14th spot and a lap time of 1'19.226 with new tyres. Finally, his aggregated time was 2'38.059 good for the 14th starting position for the A1 sprint race

For the third consecutive time the German team took the pole position with an aggregated time of 2'36.225, followed by New Zealand, Great Britain, France and Switzerland.

-credit: team mexico

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Series A1GP
Drivers Salvador Duran