Team Switzerland heads to Estoril for the third round of the brand new A1 Grand Prix series this weekend hoping that the misfortune that cost it a potential maiden win in Germany has been laid to rest.

Lead driver Neel Jani was in with a chance of winning the feature race - eventually won by France's Nicolas Lapierre - until a problem changing tyres during his pit-stop dropped him to fifth on the road. Two strong results - including second place in the sprint event - over the German weekend ensured that the Swiss team rose to fourth in the championship but both Jani and team principal Max Welti are hoping to go one better this weekend.

"We are feeling very confident after Neel's last race result, and the team knows Estoril well, so we should be competitive again," Welti commented, "We need to keep up the momentum we have built up and finish consistently on the podium.

"We're also confident that our technical partners in the A1 organisation have fixed the wheel nut problem we had in Lausitz and that we can have a trouble-free, competitive weekend."

 

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