Beijing: Team India race report

BEST EVER FEATURE RACE FINISH FOR A1 TEAM INDIA A1 Team India recorded their best ever Feature race finish in Beijing, China today. Armaan Ebrahim, representing his country in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, managed to complete the full 70 ...

BEST EVER FEATURE RACE FINISH FOR A1 TEAM INDIA

A1 Team India recorded their best ever Feature race finish in Beijing, China today. Armaan Ebrahim, representing his country in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, managed to complete the full 70 minute race to finish 11th, while many more experienced drivers crashed out. The team finished 18th in the earlier Sprint race. After some difficulties with the temporary street circuit, grid positions for the Sprint race were taken from Saturday's practice session, leaving A1 Team India 19th on the grid. Ebrahim, the youngest driver in the A1GP field, had little chance to improve on his starting position after a prolonged safety car period limited the Indian team's opportunities to overtake. The team finished the race in 18th, which would also form the starting position for the longer Feature race.

The tight and twisting street circuit left little margin for error and is seen as the most difficult track that A1GP have visited so far. The Feature race saw numerous safety car periods and nine other nations failed to cross the line. However, Ebrahim drove a faultless race to reach the chequered flag in 11th place. Ebrahim said "This was a challenging race, and required complete concentration. We had a few difficulties though, the safety car periods affected our pit strategy in the Feature race and I think another car made contact with me which started an oil leak. But I'm fairly happy to finish where I did and want to thank the team for another great effort".

A1 Team Seat holder, Yohann J Setna was impressed with his young driver's performance adding, "I think Armaan did a great job today. He is the youngest driver out there and is racing with drivers with much more experience. But he managed to keep out of trouble, keep the car away from the walls and finish the race. To finish eleventh in only his second street race is a great achievement."

The next event for A1 Team India will be at the A1GP Sepang International Circuit, Sepang Malaysia, which will take place from 24 - 26 November.

-credit: team india

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Series A1GP
Drivers Armaan Ebrahim