Canada have inherited their first podium of the season after stewards considered Germany's last lap move to claim third as being too aggressive.

Canada signalled their displeasure at the decision not to penalise Michael Ammermuller after forcing his way past on the final lap of the Sepang sprint race, denying Robert Wickens a superb podium on his A1 GP debut.

However, following a protest, stewards have since decided to swap the two nations around meaning Canada take third and Germany have to settle for 16th. It was a result Wickens was delighted with.

"It was great to score a podium in the Sprint race as Germany's last lap move was quite desperate. It's a brilliant result for the team and a great way to start my A1GP career.

Ammermuller had an eventful debut altogether, receiving a drive-thru penalty for tipping round Oliver Jarvis in the feature race, while he was also involved in a clash with Erik Janis. Those incidents resulted in him being excluded from the feature race too. [see separate story]



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