A1 Team Brazil has announced that a new rookie driver, Felipe Guimaraes, is to join Bruno Junqueira for the next round of the season in Mexico City.

Guimaraes started his career in karting and made his single-seater race car debut last year in the South American Formula Three Championship. The 16-year-old made an instant impression, scoring a pole position, two race wins and six further podium finishes in his first year of competition.

"It will be a very good experience for me," the teenager said. "I am very happy about this test and to work with Emerson Fittipaldi. I hope to learn a lot. I will give my best, to learn everything as quickly as possible, and to have a good performance on track."

Junqueira meanwhile will continue main driver duties for the team at a circuit he knows well, with five previous races in his career yielding four podium finishes.

"I know the track at Mexico City really well and have had some good results there so I am definitely looking forward to racing there again with A1GP," he said. "Last year we qualified well there and we showed how competitive we are this year at the last race in Durban.

"The team and car is much better but unfortunately in Durban the races did not go well although we showed our speed. We are competitive now and we should be aiming for podium finishes in Mexico."



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