Having won the last four races, Team France will be looking to extend its lead in the A1GP standings as the World Cup of Motorsport heads down under for the fourth round of the year at Eastern Creek.

Both Nicolas Lapierre and Alexandre Pr?mat - who have won two races apiece - will travel to Australia, with Lapierre taking on driving duties. However he admitted that it was important the team doesn't get too carried away heading into the weekend, despite the strong start to the season.

"I'm really excited to be going to Australia with A1 Team France in such a strong position," Lapierre said. "It will be my first ever visit to Australia so everything will be new for me. From what I've seen of the track on TV it looks very fast and should be an exciting weekend.

"Since I won both races in Germany my team mate also won both races in Portugal, but we must be careful not to get carried away as there is still a long way to go in the season. The team is working well and I feel fit and ready for the fight this weekend."

Team principal Jean-Paul Driot said it was important that the team remained focused on the job at hand and didn't become complacent heading into the Eastern Creek weekend as the French attempt to maintain the series lead.

"The A1 series results now put pressure on the drivers and the team," he said. "It is excellent that the A1 France Team is leading the Championship, but there is a long way to go.

"There are a number of other teams that could threaten us. Now we must build on our wins so far this season and keep fighting for victory. We will stay focused and work hard not to disappoint the fans that have come to see us race."



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