Normally in motorsport, third place on the grid would all but guarantee a fair shot at a podium finish come race day, but A1 Team Switzerland's Neel Jani is taking nothing for granted when he rolls off the inside of row two in Durban today [Sunday].

Jani quickly got to grips with the drastically different weather conditions on qualifying day, taking advantage of the sunshine and dry track to qualify third for the first race, after recording his fastest laps in the second and fourth parts ofthe session.

"The day was tough because of all the red flags in the morning, and the fact that the track does not forgive any mistakes," he said of the interruptions, "There is a lot of
gravel, debris and dust as it's the first time we've been here, but it was important to bring the car home in one piece at the end of any of the sessions.

"Having done that, I'm looking forward to the races and am confident that we have the pace and consistency to at least finish on the podium. It will be a hard race, but I'll be doing my very best for an excellent finish."



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