Mexico City: Team France preview

The 9th round of the A1GP Championship will take place next weekend (24th and 25th March) on the Mexico City circuit, which welcomed the Nascar series a few weeks ago. A1 Team France will have a new rookie driver for this Mexican...

The 9th round of the A1GP Championship will take place next weekend (24th and 25th March) on the Mexico City circuit, which welcomed the Nascar series a few weeks ago.

A1 Team France will have a new rookie driver for this Mexican round, Jean-Karl Vernay. The young French driver will take over the position of the driver to represent his country for the first time 19 years old, Jean-Karl Vernay won the Campus Cup in 2005, before finishing 2nd in the 2006 French Formula Renault Championship, for his first year in this series. These performances allowed him to integrate the Red Bull Junior Team for the 2007 season. He joined this season the F3 Euroseries Signature Team Currently 3rd in the championship with only 3 races to run, A1 Team France wants to grab back his overall championship 2e place position from the New Zealand Team In order to make the difference, the team will need to find the right set up on the 4.42 km bumpy Mexican track, located at a very high altitude (2285m).

Jean-Paul Driot: "Thanks to the support of the FFSA and his President Jacques Regis, I am delighted that Jean-Karl Vernay, member of the circuit FFSA France's team, can begin in Mexico in the A1 World Cup of Nations. I am sure that despite his lack of experience of such a car, he will be able to show all qualities that he already showed us in Campus and Renault Formula. In France, we need to promote new young talents and we are happy to offer them this opportunity with the A1 GP".

Eric Boullier, Team Manager: "We want to thank Dr. Helmut Marko (RED BULL) and Philippe Sinault (SIGNATURE) to have released Jean Karl for the A1 team France and to let him race in the A1GP World cup of Nations in Mexico City. With the support of the French Federation, we are continuing to set our hopes on the young French drivers of the FFSA Team of France. We are impatient to see Jean Karl on the track and to present him the LOLA A1GP car. Despite his very young experience, we are convinced that he will be able to keep the successes line setup by Nicolas, Alexandre and Loic and that he will help us to get the second place back from the New Zealand Team ".

-credit: team france

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Series A1GP
Drivers Jean-Karl Vernay , Philippe Sinault