A1 Team Germany travel as points leader to Indonesia The Willi Weber managed A1 Team Germany aims to enjoy the six-week winter break as championship leader. To achieve this, the team which won two races in the first four events, must once again...
A1 Team Germany travel as points leader to Indonesia
The Willi Weber managed A1 Team Germany aims to enjoy the six-week winter break as championship leader. To achieve this, the team which won two races in the first four events, must once again aim for a top finish at the fifth round in Indonesia between 8 and 10 December. A1 Team Germany leads Great Britain by six points in the championship standings.
Germany immediately established itself at the head of the 23 nation field, which competes in the second season of the A1 GP World Cup of Motorsport with identical 520 hp monoposto race cars. A win at the opening race in Zandvoort, The Netherlands, was followed by another victory of nineteen year-old Nico Hulkenberg in Malaysia. "Nico is the best. He won twice in tricky, changing conditions on a wet track demonstrating his class in the progress", praises Willi Weber. "It's even more disappointing that this performance is thrown, partially at least, into doubt. The stewards of the meeting in Malaysia decided that the rules were not in breach when the mechanics pushed the car after the engine had stalled. A1 Team Great Britain nevertheless has a problem with this. When the British didn"t make any further progress through legal means, they continued with attacks publicly in interviews and statements against us. I'm convinced that this is the wrong way to compensate for the enormous 42 second gap to us in the rain -- hard work is certainly a more credible way. We view this episode sportingly, and will continue to answer any questions posed on the track and also want to win in Indonesia."
Nico Hulkenberg possesses the necessary flair, that he learns new circuits quickly was proven by his dominance in all free practice sessions and the victory in Malaysia. "The Sentul circuit in Indonesia will be the third new circuit in succession for me", states the young talent. "The most important thing is that we keep our feet firmly on the ground and stay focused. It shouldn't be difficult since there is an excellent atmosphere within the David Sears Motorsport team. So, we have the best possible conditions to continue our successful start."
The 4.12 kilometre circuit, renowned for its extremely rough track surface, is located 42 kilometres south of the capital Jakarta. In December on Java monsoon rainfall similar to that experienced in neighbouring Malaysia is not unusual.
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