Oliver Jarvis failed to capitalise on a front row start in A1GP’s Chinese adventure, but still moved Team GBR up the standings after scoring respectable fifth and sixth place finishes.
18 Dec 2007: A1GP: Ireland’s points streak ends
Ireland maintained seventh place in the A1GP championship after the two Zhuhai races, but were squeezed off the podium by China in the sprint race and surrendered their record of always scoring during a trouble-strewn feature race.
Team Pakistan remain one of a handful of nations yet to score a point in A1GP after two “chaotic” Chinese races in which driver Adam Khan posted a pair of 14th places.
15 Dec 2007: A1GP: Jarvis on front row for GBR, Carroll impresses
Ireland’s Adam Carroll, charging hard after finally solving problems with an ill-fitting seat, saw pole position snatched away from him in qualifying for A1GP’s China sprint race.
Team GBR will head for Zhuhai next weekend hoping for better luck in A1GP’s China race than they suffered during the last round in Malaysia.
Team Ireland have confirmed Adam Carroll will drive for them in A1GP’s Chinese race on December 16th, where he hopes to keep up the team’s record of scoring points in every race.
Wannabe pole-sitters hoping to join Lewis Hamilton at McLaren for 2008, then leapfrog him to the championship, look to be facing disappointment. McLaren CEO Martin Whitmarsh has hinted the team may quietly suspend its traditional equality policy next year and make Lewis Hamilton its number one driver in all but name.
6 Dec 2007: Walker’s words of wisdom
Murray Walker has revealed the future to Brits on Pole (via the medium of the Daily Telegraph) and it features Michael Schumacher victorious while Lewis Hamilton struggles to fend off a rapidly-closing pack of rivals.
It maybe a bit off-topic for this blog, but it would be churlish not to congratulate IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves on winning Dancing With the Stars, the US version of Britain’s Strictly Come Dancing.
25 Nov 2007: A1GP: Jani sweeps Swiss ahead in Malaysia
Switzerland muscled to the top of the A1GP standings following two commanding performances by Neel Jani in Malaysia.