The mixed weather did not dampen the spirits of A1 Team Pakistan and driver Adam Khan during the first of the three free practice sessions held at the A1 Grand Prix of Nations in Eastern Creek, Australia and the British-based driver certainly caught the TV cameras' attention with a lurid sideways moment through the gravel in the second session.

Recording a lap time of 1min 22.623secs in the first free practice session put A1 Team Pakistan sixteenth of the twenty-four nations taking part.

A spin ten minutes into the eventful second session brought an early end to the practice for the Team Pakistan driver. Having completed only three laps he set a time of 1min 23.127secs, putting him 19th fastest.

"It was unfortunate to miss out on the majority of the second session after coming off the track but the laps we put in have really given me confidence in the set up of the car," explained Khan at the end of the day.

"Before the off we were fifth fastest and it's a position that I am confident I can achieve tomorrow.

"I went into the first bend flat out and lost the rear end two-thirds of the way through. I was just regaining control when I reached the grass, sucking me out onto the gravel that propelled me into a long spin and then out of the session.

"Fortunately the damage to the car is minimal and the practice laps I completed have given me a good feel of the track and I am confident about tomorrow's qualifying."

 

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