A1 Grand Prix Team Netherlands will have three races to concern themselves with this weekend. Not only with the A1 Grand Prix squad be in action in South Africa, but Seat Holder, Jan Lammers is racing in the Rolex 24 hours in Daytona.

It has been seven weeks since the series was last in action, racing in Dubai, on a weekend where once more Jos Verstappen driving the orange car displayed plenty of pace, but ultimately the results failed to go the way of the former F1 driver.

Verstappen suffered from a pit-lane speeding penalty in the Feature race in Dubai, but he has put that disappointment behind him as he looks to Durban this weekend.

"I've spoken to the team about the circuit. It's very narrow, bumpy and the asphalt is very slippery. Everything else I will just take it as it comes," he says. "My expectations for Durban? It's all new. New circuit, new engineer. We will do our best."

A1 Team Netherlands will also start the new year with a new engineer. Graham Taylor, chief engineer during the first half of the season, has made the move to the new Formula 1 team Super Aguri. His spot is taken by the Frenchman Bernard Freneix. Freneix has got a lot of Formula Nippon, the Japanese F3000 championship, and Sportscars experience, amongst others at Le Mans.

As well as a new engineer for this weekend, it's also a new car as Team Holland's original chassis is back at Lola for repair work and the squad makes use of its second car.

 

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