Monterrey: Team Great Britain Saturday report

25th February 2006 Qualifying,, Round 9 -- A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Monterrey,, Mexico -- Conditions weren't ideal in the practice sessions before qualifying. The two one-hour sessions yesterday were wet and today's session in the dry was ...

25th February 2006 Qualifying,, Round 9 -- A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Monterrey,, Mexico -- Conditions weren't ideal in the practice sessions before qualifying. The two one-hour sessions yesterday were wet and today's session in the dry was compromised by oil on the track from a previous race.

Robbie Kerr took his time to learn the circuit without making the mistakes of other teams who pushed too hard for the conditions. The team covered a good amount of ground evaluating the car and circuit and felt well prepared for qualifying. The dry conditions of the afternoon didn't bring the improvements in grip that the team hoped for and the car consequently lacked the pace that was needed for a good grid slot. Robbie will start from the eighth row of the grid and will be looking to work his way through the field in the Sprint race following overnight improvements.

Robbie Kerr: "We're nowhere near where we should be. For whatever reason the car's slow at the moment. I'm fairly happy with my laps. There's no way we should be 2.3 seconds off."

John Surtees: "Of course we've had extremely changeable weather conditions with the rain yesterday and then dry today. Frankly we were looking hard for grip that we didn't find. Obviously we'll discuss this with the engineers. We know that the engine's OK so it's purely not getting the power to the road for Robbie to produce results."

-team gbr-

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Series A1GP
Drivers Robbie Kerr , John Surtees