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Tough weekend for GBR.

Team Great Britain endured a frustrating race day at Sepang after failing to trouble the scorers in either race of the Malaysian rounds of the season.

The sprint race came to an early conclusion for the British squad when Danny Watts found himself stuck in first gear on the second start – the first having been aborted due to a three-car accident further back down the order.

It forced Watts to return slowly to the pits where a faulty ECU was diagnosed, with Watts able to return to the track for three laps at the end of the race to prepare for the feature race.

“Everything appeared to be okay before the race was red flagged, but when we got going again for the restart, it wouldn't change up from first gear,” Watts reflected. “ So we had to pit and found that it was a problem with the ECU. We managed to get out again at the end for some installation laps just to check everything was okay ahead of the feature race. It's disappointing, but these things happen in racing.”

A poor start to the feature race saw Watts lose places off the line and he then damaged his nosecone while trying to make his way back up the order. Having dropped a lap down, he continued to lap strongly before being forced to pit again with a braking issue – losing more laps and leaving him well down the order.

“I didn't get the clutch control quite right at the start and just got swallowed up early on,” he said. “After that I got involved in a dog fight with Lebanon and we both lost out running wide, then to compound matters I got sandwiched in going into turn nine and touched the back of France losing my front nose. The only consolation was that we were quick and just missed out on fastest lap. But overall, it's been a bad day in the office.”


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Danny Watts - A1 Team Great Britain [Pic credit: A1GP]
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Adam Carroll - A1 Team Ireland [Pic credit: A1GP]
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The crash at the start of the Sepang sprint race [Pic credit: A1GP]
Danny Watts - A1 Team Great Britain [Pic credit: A1GP]
Marco Andretti - A1 Team USA [Pic credit: A1GP]
Adam Carroll - A1 Team Ireland [Pic credit: A1GP]
Adam Carroll - A1 Team Ireland [Pic credit: A1GP]
Adam Carroll - A1 Team Ireland [Pic credit: A1GP]

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