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McIntosh on the ball in Germany In anticipation of the football World Cup in Germany next year, Sean McIntosh took to the Olympic Stadium pitch in Berlin with some of his A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport rivals. Sean held his own for Canada...

McIntosh on the ball in Germany

In anticipation of the football World Cup in Germany next year, Sean McIntosh took to the Olympic Stadium pitch in Berlin with some of his A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport rivals. Sean held his own for Canada with some impressive ball skill demonstrations. Drivers were gathered in the run-up to the second round of the A1 Grand Prix series at the Eurospeedway to the south of Berlin.

The first A1 GP round at Brands Hatch was the start of a steep learning curve for Sean and A1 Team Canada and to come away with finishes in both races and two points was indicative of a more than credible performance.

Sean McIntosh "Brands Hatch was, at the end of the day, a successful weekend in terms of what we learnt. Qualifying wasn't the best but we just kept working put in the fifth quickest time in the race. Looking at putting everything I learnt into the results this weekend. I think we just need more experience. Learning is the key. Formula Renault confirmed my second place in the championship -- so it's good that's done and I've proved what I needed to do and it's given me opportunities like A1 GP and now I can focus on A1 GP. The Renault felt really really slow last weekend after driving the A1 race car.

"I think I'm learning now what the car needs and how you have to drive it and that's just going to take time. No one would really have ever thought about going from Formula Renault to F3000 in the past and this is an even bigger step so I'm down at the deep end but can hopefully swim to the shallows as soon as possible. I've only raced this track on the Playstation -- it looks quite challenging -- a lot of slow corners and a few fast ones as well. I've done an oval/road course before in Phoenix in 2003. They're always a bit unique and not as flowing as say a circuit like Brands Hatch. Hoping to put in a good qualifying performance is the first thing but we just need to focus on doing the best we can and not get wrapped up with trying to get a certain position, but we definitely need to be competitive."

Round two of the A1 Grand Prix series takes place at Eurospeedway, Germany on 7th, 8th & 9th October.

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Series A1GP
Drivers Sean McIntosh