Eastern Creek: Team Switzerland race report

Sunday, 06 November 2005 - "The A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Eastern Creek, Sydney, Australia" Packed grandstands of excited fans welcomed another podium for Neel Jani on occasion of the first race of the new A1 Grand Prix series at the Eastern Creek...

Sunday, 06 November 2005 - "The A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Eastern Creek, Sydney, Australia" Packed grandstands of excited fans welcomed another podium for Neel Jani on occasion of the first race of the new A1 Grand Prix series at the Eastern Creek track. The weather was kind too with blue skies and bright sunshine chasing away any sign of clouds or rain.

After a morning warm-up where Neel Jani finished in ninth position, A1 Team Switzerland finished the sprint race in sixth place. It was a tough race for Neel Jani still suffering from fever since the start of the week and not fully fit. The Swiss driver finished on the podium in third place for the 40 laps long feature race.

Neel Jani commented: "I am more than happy about my achievement today. At some point I was feeling weak in the car. But luckily the pace car came out and I was able to relax and I am really happy to have scored some good points in the two races today."

Max Welti, team principal, A1 Team Switzerland commented: " It was a good day for Neel Jani: A strong drive that saw him finish third in the feature race after a six place in the sprint race. He pushed hard to finish the race on the podium. The team did a great job with the set up. Neel had two good starts and two good races. Considering that he still had fever and that his condition was not good, he really deserves his podium today."

A1 Team Switzerland is one of 25 teams contesting the new A1 Grand Prix Series, the World Cup of Motorsport". At the fourth race at "A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Eastern Creek, Sydney, Australia" the A1 Team Switzerland is now ranking third in the Championship with 47 points.

-team.ch-

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Series A1GP
Drivers Neel Jani , Max Welti