A Sprint race he reckoned was pretty boring and then a Feature race where suspension failure put him out of the running; it wasn't the best of meetings for Team Canada's Sean McIntosh in the A1 Grand Prix of Nations at Easter Creek in Australia.

McIntosh qualified in ninth place for the Sprint race, a race that the young driver didn't rate as one of the more exciting of his career.

"It was pretty processional once we got through the first corner," McIntosh explained to Crash.net Radio on the grid for the Feature race at Eastern Creek. "I lost two positions at the beginning, maybe I should have gone to the outside, but I went inside to be careful and just got passed. But after that it was pretty processional."

McIntosh came home in ninth place, but was optimistic looking forward to the longer Feature race, but that optimism was short-lived as he suffered contact from behind. A revised pit-stop strategy for the squad did put McIntosh up the order, but then a wishbone failure robbed the squad of a finish.

"Not quite the weekend we were looking for here in Australia but we can still come away with some positives," summed-up McIntosh at the end of the race weekend. "The highpoint was definitely my final lap in qualifying which shows we have the pace but there's still a few things to refine to get our race pace back.

"The Sprint race was fairly boring but we added to our points haul. In the Feature race the guys in the pits did a great job, I think we passed about three cars in pit lane which helped make up for some of the position lost
thanks to the first turn accident. The wishbone failure is just one of those things that happens in motorsport - there was nothing we could do about it. We'll regroup before Malaysia and look for two solid results next
time out."

 

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