Taupo: Teams nominate qualifying drivers

SUPERPOINTS A1GP TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND DRIVERS NOMINATED FOR QUALIFYING Taupo - It was all change at the top of the timing sheets for the final practice session of the SuperPoints A1GP Taupo, New Zealand with the home team topping the table ahead...

SUPERPOINTS A1GP TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND DRIVERS NOMINATED FOR QUALIFYING

Taupo - It was all change at the top of the timing sheets for the final practice session of the SuperPoints A1GP Taupo, New Zealand with the home team topping the table ahead of Germany and Ireland.

New Zealand moved up from eighth place in the first two official practice sessions, shaving over two seconds off yesterday's overall fastest lap, clearly showing the effect that home crowd support can have on a team. The addition of new engineer, Gary Anderson, appears to be paying off so far for A1 Team Ireland who is now looking set to add to its one championship point scored in Malaysia, with a strong start to this weekend's campaign.

While the likes of Ireland and India are no doubt delighted with their performance here this weekend, earlier championship leader, A1 Team Mexico and Brno race winners Malaysia have found themselves towards the bottom of the table, over one and a half seconds off the pace.

Nominated drivers for Qualifying - SuperPoints A1GP Taupo, New Zealand

                                    A1 Team

Driver
                                   Australia

Karl Reindler
                                     Brazil

Raphael Matos
                                     Canada

James Hinchcliffe
                                     China

Ho-Pin Tung
                                 Czech Republic

Tomas Enge
                                     France

Loic Duval
                                    Germany

Nico Hulkenberg
                                 Great Britain

Robbie Kerr
                                     India

Narain Karthikeyan
                                   Indonesia

Ananda Mikola
                                    Ireland

Richard Lyons
                                     Italy

Enrico Toccacelo
                                    Lebanon

Alex Khateeb
                                    Malaysia

Alex Yoong
                                     Mexico

Salvador Duran
                                  Netherlands

Jeroen Bleekemolen
                                  New Zealand

Jonny Reid
                                    Pakistan

Nur Ali
                                   Singapore

Christian Murchison
                                  South Africa

Alan van der Merwe
                                  Switzerland

Sebastien Buemi
                                      USA

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Qualifying consists of four 15 minute sessions with a 5 minute break between each. Only one driver per A1 Team is allowed to take part in Qualifying and that driver must have completed at least three timed laps in an Official Practice session. Each driver is limited to three laps - effectively one "flying lap" - per session and must record at least two times, an aggregate of which will determine that A1 Team's position on the grid for Sunday's Sprint race. The grid for the Feature race will be determined by the outcome of the Sprint race.

-credit: a1gp

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Series A1GP
Drivers Ananda Mikola , Tomas Enge , Narain Karthikeyan , Alex Yoong , Ryan Hunter-Reay , Robbie Kerr , Richard Lyons , Alan van der Merwe , Jeroen Bleekemolen , Salvador Duran , Ho-Pin Tung , Loic Duval , Sébastien Buemi , James Hinchcliffe , Nur Ali , Jonny Reid , Christian Murchison , Nico Hulkenberg , Gary Anderson , Karl Reindler