A1 Team France aims to extend advantage in Indonesia Sentul, Monday 06 February 2006 -- A1 Team France heads to the eighth round of the new A1 Grand Prix Series in Sentul Indonesia aiming to increase its lead in the championship. The team...
A1 Team France aims to extend advantage in Indonesia
Sentul, Monday 06 February 2006 -- A1 Team France heads to the eighth round of the new A1 Grand Prix Series in Sentul Indonesia aiming to increase its lead in the championship. The team claimed 13 points in the last race in South Africa, consolidating its lead in the championship on 119 points. Nicolas Lapierre will be back behind the wheel of the French car in Indonesia aiming to take the team's eleventh and twelfth wins of the season.
"It looks like Sentul will be very physically demanding because of the heat and humidity," Lapierre said. "I've been studying the track and its 11 turns and seen that there are a lot of high-speed corners. I'm feeling very fit and ready to race. We will continue to do our best and put on a great show for the Indonesian public. I wish I could see more of the country, but a race weekend is always too short to do much sightseeing."
Jean-Paul Driot, team principal, A1 Team France commented: "There's still quite a way to go in the championship and even though we're leading we must not be complacent. To have taken ten wins already may have made it look easy, but it isn't. We will remain completely focussed and work as hard as ever to extend our advantage in the championship. It won't be easy in Sentul as the track will be tough on the cars and drivers but we are determined to continue our winning streak."
A1 Team France is one of 25 teams contesting the new A1 Grand Prix Series, the "World Cup of Motorsport". After the seventh round of the new A1 Grand Prix Series, Team A1 France leads the Championship with 109 points. To date the team has scored ten consecutive wins. Drivers Nicolas Lapierre and Alexandre Prémat are two highly talented youngsters taking turns at the wheel.
A1 Grand Prix continues to make huge strides in attracting worldwide audiences in its inaugural season. After its first five races A1GP is reaching an average audience of more than 8 million viewers per race in more than 120 countries
Do not miss the race Sunday on Eurosport (France), Premiere (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Supersport (Greece and Cyprus), Sky Italia (Italy), RTP (Portugal), BSKYB Ltd (UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel), SportTV (Russia), Sogecable (Spain),RTL7 (NL- achieving nearly 800,000 viewers per race with an even more impressive market share of 16 per cent, 365 Media), (Iceland) or RTE 2 Eire, SABC South Africa is also achieving impressive market share with nearly 10 per cent of all viewers tuning into A1GP.