Sepang: Team GBR Saturday notes

Jarvis chasing victory in Sepang Oliver Jarvis continued his strong Sepang form putting in two fantastic laps to claim third spot for the Sprint race and going one better to start on the front row for the Feature Race for A1 Team GBR in...

Jarvis chasing victory in Sepang

Oliver Jarvis continued his strong Sepang form putting in two fantastic laps to claim third spot for the Sprint race and going one better to start on the front row for the Feature Race for A1 Team GBR in round three of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.

In Q1 Oliver made a slight mistake clipping the curb at Turn 7, costing him valuable time on new tyres. After further set-up changes, he was slightly cautious in Q2 to make sure he had a good lap for the Sprint Race, but despite this was still able to put in a lap only 0.234s off pole position.

In the Feature Race qualifying Oliver pushed the car harder, clocking a 1:48.608s on fresh rubber right at the end of Q4 which saw him jump to the front row for tomorrow's race, 0.960s adrift of A1 Team Switzerland.

Oliver Jarvis: "It was quite a difficult qualifying, especially in Q1 where I got caught out by the car and made a mistake so didn't set a competitive time. For Q2 I had to take it quite cautiously but still managed to set a good enough lap for P3, but if I hadn't had to be cautious I think pole position could have been possible. Q3 and Q4 went really quite smoothly. I think I could have improved slightly on Q4 but congratulations to Neel Jani (A1 Team Switzerland) as there is no way I could have beaten his lap, so second on the grid is probably the best we could have hoped for and we will be looking to have a strong race from there. We'll be looking to move up places in both races, but the aim is to at least get two podiums, if not a win".

Katie Clements, Team Principal: "The set-up changes we made ahead of Q1 didn't work and caught Olly out. But the team did a fantastic job continuously working away throughout qualifying to get the best out of the car. Q3 and Q4 went really well, but A1 Team Switzerland just did an even better job. Olly drove fantastically and will be in the heart of the action for tomorrow's races."

Sunday's 20 minute Sprint race will start at 1100 local time (0300 GMT) with the 70 minute Feature race starting at 1500 local time (0700 GMT). Sky Sports 3 will broadcast all the live action from Malaysia from 0600 on Sunday 25 November.

-credit: a1teamgbr.com

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Series A1GP
Drivers Neel Jani , Oliver Jarvis