Mexico City: Team Czech Friday notes

Short Friday The Czech team did not start ideally the A1GP weekend in Mexico. Returnee Filip Salaquarda started well with 11th time in the rookie sessions but the free practice ended prematurely after a spin. Filip Salaquarda returned to the...

Short Friday

The Czech team did not start ideally the A1GP weekend in Mexico. Returnee Filip Salaquarda started well with 11th time in the rookie sessions but the free practice ended prematurely after a spin. Filip Salaquarda returned to the A1GP cockpit after almost one year long, his only A1GP race was in Shanghai 2007. The Czech driver played it steady in the rookie sessions.

He raced in the Euroseries F3 and tests the Formula Champcar Atlantic during last season, so the prime aim was to get used to the A1GP car again. Filip did 17 and 13 laps in the two rookie practices and his best lap was 1:24.196 from the second session. He was 11th and happy with progress.

The free practice unfortunately did not last long for the Czech team. Salaquarda improved to 1:23.241 in the first flying lap but lost control in a quick corner leading to the back straight. The car was not too damaged but it was enough to finish the running.

Filip Salaquarda: "It is pity that we ended so early because I felt good in the car. Unfortunately, the car understeered from the ideal line and a bump spun me around. I was lucky that I did not hit hard anything but the practice finished early for us. The rookie sessions went well I got used to the car quite quickly although the break was almost one year. Looking at the lap times I still fell positive for the rest of the weekend and I believe that we will have a chance to fight for points."

-credit: czech

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Series A1GP
Drivers Filip Salaquarda