Laguna Seca: Team Pakistan race report

Adam Khan makes steady progress in difficult conditions Weather dictated much of today's events on track. The first 30 minute Sprint race was held with torrential rain and very heavy spray, while for the one hour Feature race drivers faced a dry...

Adam Khan makes steady progress in difficult conditions

Weather dictated much of today's events on track. The first 30 minute Sprint race was held with torrential rain and very heavy spray, while for the one hour Feature race drivers faced a dry line with rivers of draining water crossing the track. In the Sprint race Adam Khan drove sensibly proving that it's not always speed and bravado that gains places. Knowing that the conditions were treacherous, Adam drove with his head taking advantage of others' misjudgements, as they spun off the track or collided in the wet and spray, to gain six places, giving him a starting position of 15th for the second race of the day. Using the same tactical skill Adam progressively moved through the field for A1 Team Pakistan in the Feature race which in contrast to earlier was dry with a few patches of water on the track.

A good start saw him overtake two cars only to drop back in the compulsory pit stop melee. Unfazed he got back into the race managing to overtake cars and again avoid making errors. He kept up a good pace and crossed the line in 11th, just one place away from scoring the points that he'd hoped for.

Adam Khan "The Sprint race was very very tricky. I dropped back at the start so that I could see -- the visibility was so bad. I had my foot covering the brake for much of the time. I took the strategy that in these conditions I had to drive carefully, stay out of trouble and let the others do their own thing. It was fundamental to finishing the race. In the Feature race I got up to about thirteenth by overtaking on the first lap. Unfortunately the pit lane is tight here so the team decided to wait a lap to avoid congestion which lost me time and dropped me to 19th. I managed to pass a couple of cars and recover and then picked off more and kept up the pace."

"Overall I'm reasonably happy. It was a good comeback after such a long injury layoff. I'm pleased that we could recover the position after a bad qualifying and I'm looking forward to China and scoring points there." Joey Gilbert, NABO Middleweight Champion Boxer & A1 Team Pakistan guest: "I've been to a race before but never behind the scenes and never to anything like A1 Grand Prix. It was great to see how the cars, team and A1 works. Adam's a great guy and once you meet someone you want them to succeed and he performed well today. The team in general is very classy and an excellent host. A1's so fast and exciting and I look forward to coming to another race."

Arif Hussain, A1 Team Pakistan Seatholder "I'm very pleased that Adam's back competing for A1 Team Pakistan, that he's recovered and did well here. I'm looking forward to racing in China in three weeks."

-team pakistan-

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Series A1GP
Drivers Adam Langley-Khan