Salvador Duran was a loss to explain why Mexico's rollercoaster form hit another lull in qualifying for the latest round of the A1 Grand Prix Championship at Taupo, the title contender being forced to start back in 13th.

The former championship leader, Duran started the season well but struggled in Malaysia before bouncing back with a podium at Sentul. However, once again Duran has struggled to get the best out of his car over the weekend, the tenth fastest time in the fourth segment in qualifying the only time Duran has troubled the top ten.

Frustratingly for Duran though, the Formula Three driver cannot discover why the car has been 'slow', although he insists there is definitely more to find from the car before the weekend is out.

"It has been hard," he lamented. "The things are not working well this weekend. I think that we have something in the car, but simply we did not find what it is. I feel very comfortable on the track and I feel the car well, simply we are slow. The problem is that this is such a short and narrow track that it's very easy to loose time with a small detail."

Currently third in the standings behind Germany and Great Britain, Duran did not also understand why Mexico's form has been so hit and miss this season.

"I am not in a bad moment because I am well, that's why I feel frustrated because the things are not working as we would like. However, we keep working to do better. I think this may be our worst qualifying in this A1 season and this can not be in this way after all those podiums and good results. Now, we have to carry on. We have to figure out how we can improve our performance in the best way possible."



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