Although the results in Portugal may not have matched the pace he showed during the second race of the weekend, Adrian Sutil and Team Germany head to Australia in confident mood of achieving a good result in the latest round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.

Making his debut for the team at Estoril, Sutil took twelfth in the sprint race and had worked his way up to fifth in the feature race when he was unceremoniously punted out by Jos Vertsappen with the damage sustained putting him out on the spot.

Like many of his rivals, Sutil will be visiting Australia for the first time, but he said he was looking forward to competing at the Eastern Creek circuit.

"I can hardly wait to get started in Australia," he said. "It is always an interesting experience getting to know a new track and, in this case, a new country for me. I learnt a huge amount in Portugal when I drove the A1 Grand Prix car for the first time for an entire race-weekend, which is a good base for the next race."

Team principal Willi Weber said he was quietly confident of a good result from the weekend.

"Adrian's fighting spirit impressed me last time out in Portugal," he said. "He gets on well with his engineer and underlined the team's upward trend in the race until being the innocent victim of an accident. I'm sure that he will also approach the race in Australia with just as much controlled aggression and that the team will finally be rewarded for their efforts."

 

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