Zandvoort: Team Germany practice notes

Christian Vietoris claims third fastest time To kick off the start of season in Zandvoort, the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport announced a major partnership deal with Multi-Pro Natural AG. The Zurich-based company, which is active in the water ...

Christian Vietoris claims third fastest time

To kick off the start of season in Zandvoort, the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport announced a major partnership deal with Multi-Pro Natural AG. The Zurich-based company, which is active in the water purification market among others, developed AquaSP, an innovative, non-toxic and environmentally-friendly water treatment solution. AquaSP will sponsor eight A1GP teams, including A1 Team Germany headed by Willi Weber.

"We"re proud to be associated with this partnership that the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has created," said Weber on behalf of A1 Team Germany. AquaSP is an enzyme-based product that acts as a catalyst to the natural oxidization process of water and boasts more than 40 applications. The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, which launches its third racing season at Zandvoort, The Netherlands, this weekend, offers its sponsors a global advertising platform with more than 300 television viewers in 150 countries.

A1 Team Germany also began the weekend kick off to the new season in The Netherlands on a positive racing note: nominated driver Christian Vietoris placed third in both general practice sessions. The rookie from Gonnersdorf racked up a solid time of 1m47.232s in the first session and then rounded the circuit in 1m45.852s on his second attempt. The considerable time gap in the two sessions was attributed to the variable weather conditions on the North Sea coast. "It was a real challenge trying to lap a track that constantly changed from dry to wet," said Vietoris. "But every team has to deal with the same conditions. That makes it even more satisfying to be in the top tier from the start. The car feels really great and I'm happy with the balance. I tried out different racing lines on the first and third segments of the track in order to achieve the optimum during qualifying."

Between 15:45 and 17:00 hours, the A1 Team Germany will have to show its mettle among the 22 nation field during the qualifying sessions, which will determine the grid for both of Sunday's races.

-credi: team germany

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series A1GP
Drivers Christian Vietoris