A1 Team Switzerland wraps up positive test
A1GP Team Switzerland concluded a positive second test at Silverstone on Tuesday and Wednesday, before the new season of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport kicks off at Zandvoort (The Netherlands) on 30 September 2007.
On the first day the team fielded Neel Jani and two young lady drivers: Neel Jani, Rahel Frey and Natacha Gachnang tested the car in the morning and afternoon respectively. Neel Jani clocked a third fastest time on the last day behind fastest overall, India and New Zealand.
Between them, the drivers completed 168 laps on day one. Jani's quickest was in 48.742 seconds. On Wednesday, Neel Jani improved the car's speed up to 47.932 seconds for third best time in overall classification, counting another 89 laps.
Max Welti, team principal A1GP Team Switzerland, commented: "It was important for the team to test again with Neel Jani. Rahel Frey and Natacha Gachnang did a very solid job as well. It's been an important test to prepare for the first race of the season. A1GP Team Switzerland also established work protocol with new team engineer James Robinson. It's been a positive two days."
Neel Jani commented: "I am pleased with the work we did this session. I had to cut the first August test short as I was racing in Champ Car series at Assen the following weekend. We are in line with last session's times. Third fastest on the last day and just a tenth of a second from the fastest time is a good result and a good sign for the season ahead of us. Especially because the weather was rather cold and miserable today even if the track remained dry. Because we were trying different solutions we were not pushing hundred percent. It was nice to have two lady drivers try the car too. They are very strong and did an excellent job. Now I fly back to the States for more testing in Sebring. See you at the first race at Zandvoort."
The A1 Grand Prix season kicks off at Zandvoort (The Netherlands) from Friday, 28 September to Sunday, 30 September 2007.