The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport kicked into action for round nine of the championship at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit in Mexico City today. A1 Team Brasil, with Bruno Junqueira leading the charge for the team, took part in this ...
The A1GP World Cup of Motorsport kicked into action for round nine of the championship at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit in Mexico City today. A1 Team Brasil, with Bruno Junqueira leading the charge for the team, took part in this afternoon's one hour practice session at the circuit, which has previously been used for F1, and more recently for CART, Champ Car and NASCAR.
This afternoon's practice was held in hot and sunny conditions at the high altitude location, and Bruno completed 21 laps for the team during the hour long session. He worked on developing the set-up of the car and made steady progress. Although not entirely happy with his 12th place in the standings, Bruno and the team have one further hour of practice tomorrow morning to continue development before the afternoon's qualifying.
Bruno Junqueira: 'I know the track well and usually the tyres go very quickly, but actually they were holding on quite well and the grip is picking up as well. I'm not very happy with our place in the standings. We started quite slow, then we made a few changes and, on the last outing, the car was much better. I did a better lap time, but then I got stuck in traffic and it was the end of the session. We need to look at the data and then try to keep improving tomorrow morning before qualifying.'
Emerson Fittipaldi: 'In the second sector we were as fast as the fastest car, but we are losing time in the first and final sectors. We are quite happy with the car but we have to analyse and compare the data. We know we are losing time but we have an hour tomorrow to work on improving.'