After taking a second win of the season last time out in Taupo, Germany will aim to keep the defence of its A1GP title on track as the series heads to Australia for the latest round of the year.

After Michael Ammermuller won in China, Christian Vietoris became the youngest winner in A1 history with his success in New Zealand - allowing the champions to climb up the points standings,

"In December and January we built on the form that led us to the title last year," seat holder Willi Weber said. "In New Zealand our score of 28 points made us the most successful team. By showing the best performance of the season, we improved from eighth to fourth place in the standings. We want things to continue this way. However, since our drivers are testing to prepare for their summer season our future fielding plans will be subject to certain constraints."

Ammermuller will return to the race seat for the Eastern Creek race weekend, but he said he wasn't worried about a lack of knowledge of the circuit - his win in China showing how quickly he could adapt to a new venue.

"I don't know the track at all," the 21-year-old said. "While this may sound like a disadvantage, it doesn't necessarily have to be one. As Zhuhai most recently showed, I can adjust to new circuits very quickly, and even win there. Coming here with my A1GP victory from China in my pocket gives me a good feeling."

Michael Klein will act as rookie driver for the first time in the event.

 

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