Three weeks on from scoring his maiden win for A1 Team Canada in South Africa, Robert Wickens heads to Mexico City this weekend determined to try and repeat the feat.

Wickens' supreme efforts behind the wheel, aided by some slick team-work from the Canadian pit-crew, rocketed Canada up to eighth overall in the A1GP Nations Standings with just two rounds remaining following this weekend's trip across the Atlantic.

Wickens already has more podium finishes to his credit than any other Canadian to have competed in A1GP and having taken his tally to four following his Durban Sprint victory, he requires just two points to surpass Sean McIntosh's target of 53 points scored from 24 starts.

Wickens has registered 52 points in just ten race starts - his accomplishments all the more remarkable given this is his first season competing in A1GP.

It's not simply his race performances in A1GP that have earmarked him as one of Canada's leading young racing talents either.

Indeed last months South African sprint race saw him become the youngest ever pole winner in A1GP history with Wickens backing that up with a second straight front-row start with second on the grid for the Feature. With a total of six top-ten qualifying performances to his credit, he has proved to be equally impressive on Saturday's as he has been on Sunday's.

Wickens, who will go on to compete in the World Series by Renault later on this year, is now eager to maintain his form.

"I've been itching to get back into the car after South Africa," he noted. "The weekend saw some real highs and lows.

"The morning's Sprint win was followed by a disappointing exit from the Feature, especially frustrating when we'd been looking strong for at least another podium finish. It'll be good to get back out on a long permanent road course following the confines of the Durban street track. I'm confident we can maintain our form and keep Canada challenging at the head of the pack and with that hopefully more wins will follow!"

 

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