Shanghai: Team Switzerland race report

Sebastien Buemi finished the sprint race in fourth position missing the podium and achieving the goal he had set to himself finish in the points. In the 40-long feature race, Buemi was classified 9th. Sebastien Buemi commented, "The sprint race...

Sebastien Buemi finished the sprint race in fourth position missing the podium and achieving the goal he had set to himself finish in the points. In the 40-long feature race, Buemi was classified 9th.

Sebastien Buemi commented, "The sprint race was not easy. I took fourth place after two laps and had some fast cars ahead of me Great Britain, New Zealand and Germany. I was lining up to pass Germany, but USA was threatening from behind and I had to deal with them first and lost the opportunity to overtake Hulkenberg. I missed the podium but I do not think that I could have done better.

Buemi continued: "I had a good start in the feature race and I am glad to have scored another two points for the team. I completed my pit stop relatively late. I had a misunderstanding with one of my mechanics. We lost too much in the pit stop. I rejoined in 17th place. We had a lot of trouble with the rear right wheel and lost up to 20 seconds. It was a shame because we had good pace and I set the fourth fastest lap of the race. I really feel like in the feature race we could have made it to the podium had we not had the problem.

Max Welti, team principal, A1 Team Switzerland added: "Sebastien finished both the sprint and feature race in the points and scored five points for the team this weekend. He did a very good job in the sprint race. At that point we were expecting rain and the track was still a bit damp from last night. Sebastien's race was excellent and the car was fined-tuned for a good feature race. I feel equally sorry that a misunderstanding with a mechanics costs Sebastien such a long time. Sebastien is a tough racer. I am impressed by his qualifites. Well done Sebastien for this Chinese A1GP leg."

See you in Brands Hatch for the eleventh race of the season on Sunday , 29 Apr, 2007

-credit: team switzerland

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Series A1GP
Drivers Sébastien Buemi , Max Welti