Oliver Jarvis will be getting back in the A1GP car this weekend to take part in the series’ Sepang stage – and he’ll be hoping to pull off another spectacular success.
The Malaysian races will take place less than a week after Jarvis celebrated a commanding win in the Macau Grand Prix – widely seen as the ‘world cup’ of Formula 3 racing.
Jarvis won the second qualifying race to earn a surprise pole position then led almost the entire 15-lap race on the 3.8-mile Guia street circuit – recognised as one of the world’s most testing.
He beat several drivers with A1GP experience, including Switzerland’s Sebastien Buemi, who finished 11th, and Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg, who finished a lap down in 23rd.
Other A1GP drivers that have won the Macau event in the past include A1 Team France duo Nicolas Lapierre and Alexandre Premat and A1 Team Ireland driver Ralph Firman.
Now Jarvis must see off a strong challenge from The Netherlands’ Jeroen Bleekemolen who is hoping to leave Malaysia having knocked Team GB into a definitive fourth place in the standings.
The race timetable is as follows: practice on Friday November 23, qualifying on Saturday November 24, then the sprint and feature races on Sunday November 25.
The feature race takes place at 11am local time with the sprint race at 3pm. Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of GMT.
* Jarvis has one of the best overall times in the series, according to a new feature on the A1GP website. It has launched a new stats package which aims to show drivers’ average finishes across their race A1GP careers.
It shows how Jarvis could move up to second on the regular drivers’ list if he puts in a good performance in Malaysia.
He is currently in the rookies’ list but will lose this classification when he competes in Sepang. He already has an average finishing position of 3.33.
To try the stats feature for yourself, click here.