Mexico City: Team Pakistan Friday notes

Khan samples Mexican track A1 Team Pakistan took part in the first day of track action today, at the A1GP Mexico City. Taking his place behind the wheel, Adam Khan enjoyed his first taste of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track, having...

Khan samples Mexican track

A1 Team Pakistan took part in the first day of track action today, at the A1GP Mexico City. Taking his place behind the wheel, Adam Khan enjoyed his first taste of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track, having missed last year's visit to the circuit. The young racer quickly got to grips with the 4km long track, despite a puncture in the morning session.

In sunny conditions, the 22 A1GP cars took to the track for practice today. The challenging bumpy track was covered by a thin layer of dust and debris this morning, making conditions challenging for the A1GP drivers. Suffering from some handling difficulties, the team discovered a slow puncture on the right rear tyre of the Pakistan car. Deciding to keep the new tyres for the afternoon session, the team kept the punctured tyre on the car and Khan was forced to pit every few laps to allow the team to re-inflate the tyre. Despite this, Khan was able to set the eighth quickest time in the morning session. The team continued to work on set-up in the afternoon and set the 17th fastest time in the afternoon session.

Speaking about his first experience of the Mexico City track, Khan said, "It's a very interesting circuit to drive, but we haven't made quite as much progress as I'd hoped today. This is a very technical track and I spent most of the rookie session learning the circuit, although the slow puncture we had in the rear tyre affected how much I could push on track. I feel very confident that we will make some improvements tomorrow before qualifying."

A1 Team Pakistan team manager John Allen added, "Adam did a good job today considering he hasn't been to this track before. It's a very technical circuit with some very difficult corners. I think he's struggling a little with the chicane, which is where he is losing the most time. I've no doubt he will make further progress tomorrow as 17th is not really an accurate reflection of Adam's pace."

Track action will recommence tomorrow morning for final practice followed by qualifying at 14.15 local time. The Mexico City Sprint race will kick off at 11.00 local time followed by the Feature race at 15.00. The Mexico round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport will be shown in Pakistan on Geo Super.

-credit: a1teampak.com

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Series A1GP
Drivers John Allen