Team USA Silverstone test 2007-08-31

Despite only being able to test on the 2nd day of the A1GP, first test of the season at Silverstone International Circuit, Jonathan Summerton onceagain showed his speed. In his first morning session and back in the car after a 4 month rest ...

Despite only being able to test on the 2nd day of the A1GP, first test of the season at Silverstone International Circuit, Jonathan Summerton onceagain showed his speed.

In his first morning session and back in the car after a 4 month rest he learnt the new to him Silverstone track. Putting down the A1 Team USA's fastest lap of the two day test, a 1.11.047. Jonathan showed the team an 8th place in his first session. For the afternoon session Jonathan had just 30 minutes to do a perfect lap before handing over to Indy car driver, Buddy Rice. Jonathan quickly got up to speed and in the 30 minute session was placed 2nd on the timing monitor prior to handing over to Buddy. Buddy then continued the balance of the afternoon putting in 36 more laps. However, at the end of the seesion Team USA had dropped to 16th. Afterwards Jonathan, who was on his way to Nurnburg, commented,

"I'm happy to be back in the car. "Eighth this morning is pretty good considering I was just getting used to a new track and the car again. I've never been here and when you've been out of the car for a few months, it still takes a little time to get used to it again."

"It was fun getting back in, and going to P2 in the afternoon was good. Wetested many items on the car in readiness for the season."

-credit: team usa

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Series A1GP
Drivers Buddy Rice , Jonathan Summerton