Sepang: Team Mexico Saturday notes

A HARD QUALIFYING SESSION FOR MICHEL JOURDAIN JR. IN MALAYSIA The Mexican hopes to regain positions to obtain his first points in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsports Michel Jourdain Jr. had a hard qualifying session this Saturday at the 5.54-Km.

A HARD QUALIFYING SESSION FOR MICHEL JOURDAIN JR. IN MALAYSIA

The Mexican hopes to regain positions to obtain his first points in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsports

Michel Jourdain Jr. had a hard qualifying session this Saturday at the 5.54-Km. (3.44-mile) Sepang International Circuit for Round 3 of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. Nevertheless, he hopes to regain positions to obtain his first points in the series.

Jourdain Jr. did his best to adapt to the difficult Sepang circuit during the first time he races there. In qualifying for the Sprint race, in the first segment he set a time of 1' 52.834 with fresh tyres and in the second segment he did his best lap with used tyres at 1'50.364 to get the 16th place. In the qualifying session for the Feature race he was on new tyres for both segments and his best laps were at 1' 50.869 and 1'51.067 to start 20th.

"I'm still very happy to be here at Malaysia. I really like this circuit, it's amazing and it is one of the favourite ones for the Formula One drivers. It has turns that have been difficult for me, three very fast turns and it is there where I have to improve my driving, it's where I feel that I lose more (time). Physically (the track) is very hard. From Brno to now I still feel that I need to be in better shape physically for these cars, but I am a lot better. Here there is a lot of humidity and it's very hot, for the drivers this is even harder," the Mexican said.

"Unfortunately, we did not have a good qualifying session. Mainly during qualifying for the Feature race when I made three errors that cost us a lot of time. The car is much better than where we are in the time sheets. Probably the car is not good enough for a Top-5, entering the turns it develops a little bit of oversteer and we are going to make some changes for Sunday, but with those changes we can only gain a few tenths of a second," Jourdain Jr. said.

"During qualifying for the first race we did better. The Feature race is very long, so hopefully we can execute a good strategy, not making mistakes to collect some points," he added.

-credit: a1teammexico

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Series A1GP
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