Timo Scheider is hoping to embark on a voyage of discovery as the A1 Grand Prix series heads across the Atlantic for back-to-back races in Mexico and America over the next few weeks, and looks to return with the prize of at least one podium finish.

"After the having had the podium firmly in our sights on more than one occasion, and having narrowly missed it, I obviously want to finish well up the leader board for Team Germany in the final races," the 27-year old insisted before packing up and heading to Fundidora Park in Mexico.

Two races await at the Champ Car venue, but the trip 'south of the border' represents uncharted territory for Scheider, who is hoping to improve on recent disappointing results for the Willi Weber-managed German team. Having shared seat time with F3 regular Adrian Sutil during the A1 season, the former DTM regular is happy knowing that the car is his for the foreseeable future, with Sutil having signed two deals for the coming season, including an F1 test contract with Midland.

"It's a pleasant feeling knowing that I'll be competing in Monterrey and, later, at Laguna Seca, where so many famous races have been run," Scheider explained, "I'll take my fianc?e Jasmin and my mental coach Arno Gantner with me to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, and hopefully I'll to be able to draw new strength for the races."

The unique 3.386km Fundidora Park circuit presents a lot of overtaking places, which should suit the increasingly well-matched A1GP field, but could also cause a few headaches because of its extremely hilly nature and the twelve contrasting corners.

"I hope that we are able to have a grandstand finish at the last three rounds of the inaugural A1 Grand Prix series," Weber commented, "Team and driver have undergone a learning curve and made improvements to the car from race to race, to driving style and in the way the team works. We certainly possess all the ingredients to bring home good results. Now it's a just a question of putting it all into practice."



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