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Netherlands leads the way in Portugal

Having paced Friday's running, A1 Team Netherlands remained out front during the Saturday practice session after Robert Doornbos posted the quickest time in the Algarve.

The IndyCar ace posted a fastest lap of 1min 30.115secs during the session which put him more than seven-tenths of a second clear of Team Ireland driver Adam Carroll.

While Doornbos' lap was completed with the aid of his powerboost, the Dutchman declared himself happy with the pace shown.

“We continued where we left off yesterday,” said Doornbos. “I was worried about the overnight rain but it turned out that on old tyres we were strong. The quick lap was me getting used to the new PowerBoost system which is not something I've done before, and the car was good.”

Behind Carroll, Neel Jani was third quickest for Switzerland, albeit just over a second off the pace, while home hero Filipe Albuquerque was fourth quickest for Portugal, Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi and American Marco Andretti rounded out the top six.

GBR took to the track having missed the Friday session with technical gremlins, with Dan Clarke down in 18th place – one position behind Felipe Guimaraes for Brazil who suffered a spin during his first foray onto the circuit after the damage sustained by his team-mate during the Friday rookie only session.


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Robert Doornbos during practice in the Algarve [Pic credit: A1GP]
A1 Team Netherlands star Jeroen Bleekemolen at the annual Rizla Racing Day
A1 Team Netherlands star Jeroen Bleekemolen in action at the annual Rizla Racing Day
A1GP grid girls add a touch of glamour at Zandvoort in the Netherlands [pic credit: A1GP Media]
A1GP grid girls add a touch of glamour at Zandvoort in the Netherlands [pic credit: A1GP Media]
Jeroen Bleekemolen - A1 Team Netherlands [Pic credit: A1GP]
Dan Clarke in action in Portugal [Pic credit: A1GP]
Earl Bamber at the Portimao circuit [Pic credit: A1GP]
Neel Jani on track in the Algarve [Pic credit: A1GP]
Robert Doornbos in action in the Algarve [Pic credit: A1GP]
Neel Jani on track in Portugal [Pic credit: A1GP]
Felipe Guimaraes during qualifying in Portugal [Pic credit: A1GP]
Nicolas Prost during qualifying in the Algarve [Pic credit: A1GP]
Tonio Liuzzi during qualifying in Portugal [Pic credit: A1GP]
Robert Doornbos on track in Portugal [Pic credit: A1GP]
Robert Doornbos takes pole in the Algarve [Pic credit: A1GP]
Tonio Liuzzi takes pole in the Algarve [Pic credit: A1GP]
Andre Lotterer - A1 Team Germany [Pic credit: A1GP]

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