Sepang: Team India Friday report

TEAM INDIA TAKES TO THE TRACK IN SEPANG, MALAYSIA The fourth round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport began today at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Armaan Ebrahim took to the track to represent his nation and finished 21st in ...

TEAM INDIA TAKES TO THE TRACK IN SEPANG, MALAYSIA

The fourth round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport began today at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Armaan Ebrahim took to the track to represent his nation and finished 21st in final practice. With the first two sessions of the weekend now reserved for Rookie drivers, A1 Team India driver Parthiva Sureshwaren was scheduled to take advantage of the extra track time. However, due to a number of circumstances, Sureshwaren was forced to sit out the rookie sessions. Without the benefit of morning track time, Ebrahim was again left to bed in brakes and work on set up during the final practice session of the day.

The Malaysian weather proved to be typically unpredictable, with rain showers throughout practice making conditions changeable and slippery. While many drivers took excursions into the gravel traps, Ebrahim, A1GP's youngest driver, managed to keep the car on track to improve his time around one of his favourite circuits. Armaan Ebrahim said, "We had a few difficulties during the practice session, the car seemed to be suffering from some imbalance mid corner, so we have a few things to work on before tomorrow. We made a few changes mid session, but we weren't really able to test these fully as the weather conditions began to change. I think once we have made a few alterations, we will be able to go quite a bit quicker tomorrow."

Yohann J Setna, Seat holder for A1 Team India said, "The Motorsport Association of India refused to issue Parthiva with an International Grade B licence, despite the fact that he has a wide ranging career in motorsport. Consequently, he was unable to take part in the rookie session and we're one session behind again. "The car is suffering from mid corner snap oversteer and we took some front wing off which immediately helped. There still seems to be a bit of an aero imbalance in the car, so we will be working on that, as well as the gear ratios which Armaan wasn't quite happy with. I think we have to be satisfied with how it went today but we hope to be quicker tomorrow morning."

-credit: team india

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Series A1GP
Drivers Parthiva Sureshwaren , Armaan Ebrahim