Zandvoort: Team Mexico race report

FIRST PODIUM FOR MEXICO THROUGH SALVADOR DURAN IN THE A1GP SERIES! A1 Team Mexico leaves The Netherlands second in the point standings. ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (October 1, 2006) - A1 Team Mexico obtained their first podium in the year in the...

FIRST PODIUM FOR MEXICO THROUGH SALVADOR DURAN IN THE A1GP SERIES!
A1 Team Mexico leaves The Netherlands second in the point standings.

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (October 1, 2006) - A1 Team Mexico obtained their first podium in the year in the A1GP Series through Salvador Duran during the opening round at the 4.18-Km. - 2.6-mile Circuit Park Zandvoort. During the Sprint race, Duran started from the first row and fought hard to take the victory, but eventually ended second.

When being questioned about his performance today, Salvador Duran said: "In the Sprint race I was first at the first turn. The race was very competitive. I've felt comfortable and I was very fast. In the second race I have also reached the first place from the beginning, but the things did not go as planned, the weather changed a lot, sometimes the track was dry and sometimes was raining, and we pitted three times. In addition, I have lost radio contact with my pit box and that made harder the process for pitting. I think I have to improve my performance. We have to work further to be better and to be able to give Mexico more podiums."

The Feature race was scheduled to be held at 40-laps or 70 minutes, whichever happened first and eventually the Mexican driver finished fifth in a 70-minute race. At the completion of the Feature race the Mexican team was ranked second in the series standings, just two points behind first place Germany. The race meeting was well organised and hosted over 75,000 fans.

-credit: A1GPTeam.Mexico

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Series A1GP
Drivers Salvador Duran