Team Switzerland completed their A1GP preparations at Silverstone, and although the squad wasn't chasing outright times it remains quietly confident ahead of the new season.

Last year's runner-up, Team Switzerland fielded three drivers at the two-day test, with Formula Three Euroseries front-runner Sebastien Buemi recording the best time of the trio on the opening day.

Debut season star Neel Jani - who almost single-handedly led the Swiss outfit to second in the standings in 2005-06 - picked up the mantle on day two, and later declared himself satisfied with the way the test had gone.

"We identified a few problems," he said, "but overall it was an excellent day that prepared the team well for the first race of the season.

"If things go to plan, I will compete from the third race onwards because of my test driver duties with the Toro Rosso team for the Chinese and Japanese Grand Prix."

Marcel F?ssler joined Jani at Silverstone, with the ex-DTM star clearly enjoying his taste of A1GP life.

Currently racing an Aston Martin in the FIA GT Championship, F?ssler said: "I wish the test could have lasted even longer. I feel that the more laps we do, the more confident I get.

"Overall I had a good day and despite heavy grey clouds, the weather remained dry which helped us go through our entire program."

With the first race of the new A1GP campaign to take place at Zandvoort in Holland on 1 October, Team Switzerland team principal Max Welti said the test had been very instructive and he hoped it would inspire the outfit to build on their impressive accomplishments in the formula's debut season.

"It was important for us to test three drivers after a long summer intersession," he said. "This test session is important for the preparations towards the first race and as a newly-formed team we have a lot of work to get through. Overall it was a positive test to learn and refresh our working procedures."

 

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