Sepang - Tyre choice played an important part in the fastest lap times for the final official practice session of the Malaysia A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Sepang International Circuit presented by Astro, with the top eight teams on the timing sheet...
Sepang - Tyre choice played an important part in the fastest lap times for the final official practice session of the Malaysia A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Sepang International Circuit presented by Astro, with the top eight teams on the timing sheet all having opted for new rubber.
A1 Team China was perhaps the biggest surprise, putting in the third fastest lap of the weekend knocking 2.433 seconds off his overall fastest lap time set in yesterday's second official practice session. With Tengyi Jiang having raced at Sepang before, his true potential is starting to show as he gets to grips with the A1 race car.
Qualifying consists of four 15 minute sessions with a 10 minute break between each. Only one driver per A1 Team is allowed to take part in Qualifying but that driver must have completed at least three timed laps in an Official Practice session. Each driver is limited to three laps - effectively one "flying lap" - per session and must record at least two times, an aggregate of which will determine that A1 Team's position on the grid for Sunday's Sprint race. The grid for the Feature race will be determined by the outcome of the Sprint race.
<pre> Nominated drivers for Qualifying
A1 Team A1 Driver Australia Will Davison Austria Mathias Lauda Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr Canada Sean McIntosh China Tengyi Jiang Czech Republic Tomas Enge France Alexandre Premat Germany Timo Scheider Great Britain Robbie Kerr India Armaan Ebrahim Indonesia Ananda Mikola Ireland Ralph Firman Italy Enrico Toccacelo Japan Hayanari Schimoda Lebanon Khalil Beschir Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy Mexico Luis Diaz Netherlands Jos Verstappen New Zealand Matt Halliday Pakistan Adam Khan Portugal Alvaro Parente South Africa Stephen Simpson Switzerland Neel Jani USA Bryan Herta