Sepang: Team Switzerland preview

A1 Team Switzerland targets first win in Malaysia Sepang - Tuesday, 15 November 2005 - After an action-packed weekend in Australia, A1 Team Switzerland moves to Malaysia to compete in the fifth leg of the A1 Grand Prix series, at Sepang ...

A1 Team Switzerland targets first win in Malaysia

Sepang - Tuesday, 15 November 2005 - After an action-packed weekend in Australia, A1 Team Switzerland moves to Malaysia to compete in the fifth leg of the A1 Grand Prix series, at Sepang International Circuit on 20 November.

After Neel Jani's podium at the "A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Eastern Creek, Sydney, Australia" Switzerland is ranking a strong third in the Championship and the team is upbeat. Jani and the entire team head to Malaysia looking for their first win of the season.

This will be Neel Jani's first time in Malaysia: "I have heard so many stories about Sepang when I was a test driver at the Sauber Petronas Formula 1 team. Now I'll finally be able to drive the track myself. I like its unique character with the palm-trees on the skyline. My first surprise came when I arrived and felt just how hot it is here. I'm glad that my physio Helmut made me follow a special training program which included going to the gym, playing tennis and riding bikes to acclimatise to the conditions here. Sepang looks like a very challenging circuit."

"I don't yet know the track," he added. "But I trust the team and I can find a good set up quickly and be competitive. We have been working well together all season and I'm confident we can have another good result in Malaysia."

Max Welti, team principal, A1 Team Switzerland, "I was pleased with Neel's podiums and results in Australia. I'm also glad that he is feeling better as Sepang is a very challenging and demanding track. I'm hopeful we will have a good chance this weekend and we will have to keep an eye on the weather as it can be unpredictable."

A1 Team Switzerland is one of 25 teams contesting the new A1 Grand Prix Series, the "World Cup of Motorsport". After the fourth round of the new "A1 Grand Prix series" Grand Prix Series, Team A1 Switzerland is third in the Championship with 47 points.

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Series A1GP
Drivers Neel Jani , Max Welti
Teams Sauber