Sprint race After a challenging qualifying session, Sean McIntosh driving for A1 Team Canada used the sprint race to gain seven places in the opening stages of the thirty minute, 15 lap race. From there it was a case of holding station with little...
After a challenging qualifying session, Sean McIntosh driving for A1 Team Canada used the sprint race to gain seven places in the opening stages of the thirty minute, 15 lap race. From there it was a case of holding station with little opportunity for overtaking which proved disappointing.
The feature race then brought even more disappointment. After an excellent start Sean picked up 5 places on the first lap. From tenth he then gained another two laps before the pit stops. At the two-thirds point, with some teams still to pit, A1 Team Canada was looking at a top-five position when disaster struck. An over-ambitious overtaking attempt involved contact and a puncture which brought an end to Canada's race.
Sean McIntosh: "We picked up 15th from 22nd in the first race. Everyone was playing it a bit conservative. I think the tyres weren't perhaps the best choice because we'd bedded the tyres in differently for the Feature race and they were better. In the Feature race we got another good opening lap and the boys did a good job and worked hard. The result comes down to me really. I feel bad for everyone on the team that's worked really hard all weekend. When I pulled out of the draught I was on the button and clipped the endplate which punctured the tyre. We were quick in practice and definitely had a chance for a top five so we need to piece it all together in Dubai and get points."
Wade Cherwayko, A1 Team Canada Seat Holder: "We've had very fast laps times in practice and in the race and I thinking coming from the back to our position before we went out is a good example of the team, our speed and the driver."