Sepang: Teams nominate drivers

A1 TEAMS NOMINATE DRIVERS Sepang, 18 November - The following drivers have been named for the Malaysia A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Sepang International Circuit, 2005 presented by Astro. <pre> A1 Team ...

A1 TEAMS NOMINATE DRIVERS

Sepang, 18 November - The following drivers have been named for the Malaysia A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Sepang International Circuit, 2005 presented by Astro.

<pre> A1 Team Driver 1 Driver 2 Australia Christian Jones Will Davison Austria Mathias Lauda Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr Tuka Rocha Canada Sean McIntosh China Tengyi Jiang Czech Republic Tomas Enge Janis Jaroslav France Alexandre Premat Nicolas Lapierre Germany Timo Scheider Great Britain Robbie Kerr India Armaan Ebrahim Indonesia Ananda Mikola Ireland Ralph Firman Michael Devaney Italy Enrico Toccacelo Japan Hayanari Shimoda Lebanon Khalil Beschir Basil Shaaban Malaysia Alex Yoong Fairuz Fauzy Mexico Luis Diaz Netherlands Jos Verstappen Jeroen Bleekemolen New Zealand Matt Halliday Jonny Reid Pakistan Adam Khan Portugal Alvaro Parente Joao Urbano South Africa Stephen Simpson Switzerland Neel Jani USA Bryan Herta </pre> A1 Team Indonesia re-join the World Cup of Motorsport with their driver Ananda Mikola who missed the Australian round of the A1GP series to take part in the final round of the Asian F3 Championship, which saw him take the title.

A1 Team Germany will miss today's two practice sessions as their driver Timo Scheider travels from Dubai after competing in the 5,500 kilometre endurance race. Adrian Sutil, scheduled to drive in this weekend's race is unable to take part after breaking the thumb on his right-hand during the Sprint race at the A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Eastern Creek, Sydney.

Due to prior commitments made before joining the World Cup of Motorsport, along with a number of technical reasons, A1 Team Russia will not take part in this weekend's event. The team is determined to return to the World Cup of Motorsport for the Dubai round, with a realigned strategy to further strengthen their performance.

Three A1 Teams will who will have drivers sharing practice session duties. A1 Team Australia will use Christian Jones in the first session and Will Davison in the second and third. A1 Team Czech Republic will use new driver Janis Jaroslav for the first practice session and Tomas Enge for the second and third and A1 Team Malaysia will use Fairuz Fauzy for the first two sessions and Alex Yoong for tomorrow's final practice session.

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Series A1GP
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Ananda Mikola , Tomas Enge , Basil Shaaban , Bryan Herta , Alex Yoong , Timo Scheider , Luis Diaz , Nelson Piquet , Robbie Kerr , Hayanari Shimoda , Will Davison , Ralph Firman , Fairuz Fauzy , Jeroen Bleekemolen , Jaroslav Janis , Neel Jani , Sean McIntosh , Alvaro Parente , Nicolas Lapierre , Alexandre Prémat , Mathias Lauda , Stephen Simpson , Adam Khan , Christian Jones , Khalil Beschir , Adrian Sutil , Michael Devaney , Tengyi Jiang , Tuka Rocha , Armaan Ebrahim , Joao Urbano , Jonny Reid , Matt Halliday