Shanghai: Team France Saturday report

A1 GP France qualifies seventh for sprint race Saturday, April 14, 2007: China, Shanghai - A1 Team France qualified seventh for the sprint race with Jean-Karl Vernay at the wheel for the second time this year. Following a trouble-free final...

A1 GP France qualifies seventh for sprint race

Saturday, April 14, 2007: China, Shanghai - A1 Team France qualified seventh for the sprint race with Jean-Karl Vernay at the wheel for the second time this year.

Following a trouble-free final practice session on Saturday morning A1 Team France was upbeat ahead of qualifying. In that session Vernay put his car in seventh place on the grid with an aggregate time of 3:11.525 for the start of his first sprint race in China tomorrow.

Jean-Karl Vernay commented, "The track was dry and the weather slightly overcast. I felt comfortable in the car and on the track and well prepared for the qualifying session. It took me longer than I thought to fully understand how to get fully up to speed here. In every outing, I was amongst the last drivers to take the car to the track with roughly two minutes to go. I clocked my two best times in 1.36.056 and 1.35.469 respectively and that brings me to seventh on the grid. This result is alright for my second ever qualifying, but there will be a lot of work to do tomorrow to finish both races in the points."

Eric Boullier, Managing Director A1 France added: "Jean-Karl Vernay's second qualifying reflects a strong performance. Data collected today will now be analysed carefully by the team in order to improve the car's balance for tomorrow's sprint and feature races. Jean-Karl learned quickly and his second race appearance should be positive."

-credit: team france

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Series A1GP
Drivers Jean-Karl Vernay