Sepang: Team Mexico preview

A1 Team Mex Arrived to Malaysia And Is Ready For Its Second Race Weekend of the Season MEXICO CITY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2008 - A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport is getting ready for its third event of the 2008/09 season, which will take place on...

A1 Team Mex Arrived to Malaysia And Is Ready For Its Second Race Weekend of the Season

MEXICO CITY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 2008 - A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport is getting ready for its third event of the 2008/09 season, which will take place on 21 - 23 November at Malaysia's Sepang International Circuit. The race track is located in Selangor, 60 km south of Kuala Lumpur. It has 15 corners and is 5.54 km long. The lap record for the A1GP series is 1m 49.221s and was set by Swiss driver Neel Jani on November 2007.

A1 Team Mex is ready for its second outing of the season after having suffered a set back in Chengdu, China two weeks ago, when some parts of the new car didn't arrive on time for David Garza - main driver for the Mexican team - to take part on Friday's practice sessions. Nevertheless, things look very different for this weekend as the car is ready and the team is negotiating with the race marshals to be allowed to take the track on Thursday in an attempt to compensate for some of the time that was lost in China.

This is the first time for the new A1GP chassis in Sepang and also David's first experience on this track. However, the Mexican driver has already been training on this track using A1GP's simulator in Italy, where he posted the second best time among the drivers who tested on the Malaysian circuit, which makes him confident to have a good performance this weekend.

The driver from Monterrey, Mexico, who has arrived to Malaysia, said, "Finally, we're here. This travel is by far the longest I've ever done. But what's important is that we're here and ready to give it all. We were at the track today and all I can say is that it is amazing. I've never seen anything similar before. It really is something from a different world and I think it will fit the new car very well. The track is very wide, with fast corners, very long straights, and many places to overtake", commented David. "Right now we are trying to get back some of the time (on track) that we lost due to the problems in Zandvoort and Chengdu, and if we get it, I think this place will be great to develop the car and try to catch up with the rest of the teams. I believe we got here in better shape than we did for the previous race, where we weren't even able to drive the car on Friday. So, for that single reason I expect a better result this time. Having said that, I know it won't be easy because it never is in motor racing and especially at this level, but I believe we're starting on the right foot" he finished. So, just Friday.re'ntto catch up with the rest of the teams.

Official activities for the Mexican team will begin on Friday afternoon with Official Practice 2 and will continue on Saturday with a final practice and the qualifying sessions for the Sprint and Feature races that will take place on Sunday.

-credit: mexico

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Series A1GP
Drivers Neel Jani , David Garza