Taupo: Team Mexico Friday report

A difficult day for A1 Team Mexico The Mexican team works on the setup for the A1 car in preparation for qualifying TAUPO, New Zealand (January 19, 2007) - A1 Team Mexico had a difficult day in their first outing at the 3.5-Km. (2.17-mile)...

A difficult day for A1 Team Mexico
The Mexican team works on the setup for the A1 car in preparation for qualifying

TAUPO, New Zealand (January 19, 2007) - A1 Team Mexico had a difficult day in their first outing at the 3.5-Km. (2.17-mile) circuit of Taupo. In the practice sessions, Sergio Perez was ranked 14 in the rookie session, while Salvador Duran was 11th fastest.

A1 Team Mexico test driver Sergio Perez was the first driver of the Mexican team to go out to the track to participate in the rookie practice and he said: "In the first segment of the practice session I spun and they could not push me back to the track, with this situation I've lost this part of the practice. It was my mistake, but this is part of my learning (curve). This only motivates me to improve my performance. In the second segment of the session I was not able to complete a good lap -at the limit, as I would like to. However, we were able to get good information to improve the car. I hope this weekend everything will go well."

Salvador Duran participated in the last practice session and he commented: "The session was hard. We did not do a good lap and the top-12 drivers are within one second. We have problems with the set up and we are working on that. We know we can be competitive and I think tomorrow we are going to be all right. We are working hard to improve our performance."

The fastest countries were Czech Republic, India, France, Ireland and Germany rounded out the top-5.

-credit: team mexico

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Series A1GP
Drivers Salvador Duran , Sergio Perez