Adam Khan ensured that Team Pakistan ended the A1GP season on a high as he secured the team's best result in the season finale in Shanghai.

The sprint race saw Khan make up two places from his starting position to finish twelfth - putting him within touching distance of a points scoring finish heading into the final feature race of the season.

Within a lap of the start, Khan had climbed up to eleventh and when the safety car was called out on lap two the team elected to bring Khan in for his compulsory pit stop. Good team-work from the Pakistan squad saw Khan climb up to eighth and when others ahead hit problems, he was in an ideal place to take advantage and secure fifth place.

"In race one I lost places at the start," he said. "By slipstreaming and passing I could overtake but it's really hard to get a slipstream in the first place with the long fast corners. I knew I just needed a couple more places to get points so I was determined to make them in race two.

"I didn't get such a good start but I knew we were quick round this track. It's difficult to pass here so I'm delighted. The boys did a fantastic job - not just on the stop but the whole weekend - I'm glad we got some points and prize money. We've had quite a bit of bad luck and misfortune this season so it's great to finish on such a high."

Arif Hussain, A1 Team Pakistan seatholder, was also delighted to finish the season on a high.

"It's a great way to finish!" he said. "What Adam has proved is that he has the skills and talent to win races and through the season he's been held back through luck and incidents. Full compliments to the team who worked wonderfully well together.

"As a Pakistani I'm proud for Pakistan that we've established that we can compete in this sport and play a part in A1 Grand Prix. I'm anxiously and eagerly looking forward to next season and hope that A1 and A1 Team Pakistan have inspired the Pakistan people to follow us next year."



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