Oliver Jarvis has set his sights on finally ending Great Britain's A1 Grand Prix race win hoodoo in Mexico City after securing an impressive third position on the grid.

Marking his return to the Team GBR seat having last raced for the team in Beijing, Jarvis actually got his first taste of the qualifying format this weekend following problems last time out in China, but showed few signs of inexperience.

Immediately amongst the front runners from the first session, Jarvis recorded top three times in three of the four qualifying segments to ensure a position at the head of the grid.

While Jarvis was disappointed to have missed out on a spot on the front of the grid when he was pipped to second place in the final segment by Germany's Christian Vietoris, the 2006 British Formula Three runner-up was nonetheless pleased with his showing.

However, Jarvis is even more encouraged by what race day could bring, the 23 year-old insisting his pace on older tyres should see him challenging for victory over the course of a race distance.

"I'm confident we'll be in contention tomorrow," he said. "Our pace on old tyres was pretty competitive which bodes well for the races.

"This is certainly one of the most physical race tracks I've ever been to and it's hard to be consistent with the bumps on track. That said, this was my first attempt at A1GP qualifying and while it was tough to make the extra gains on new tyres I'm pretty pleased with third on the grid, hopefully we can make up a couple of spots tomorrow!"

 

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