Watts praises Team GBR's efforts
|By Steven English||Sunday, November 9th 2008, 12:29 GMT|
Danny Watts praised Team Great Britain's effort to get their A1GP ready in time for this weekends round in China after taking two podiums at Chengdu earlier today.
Britain were determined to make up lost ground after missing the opening round of the championship at Zandvoort last month and only just received their car in time for this weekend's races in China.
Watts finished third behind Adam Carroll of Team Ireland and Team Netherlands' Robert Doornbos in the morning's sprint race, then led the early part of the feature before losing places at each pit stop to eventual winner Filipe Albuquerque and runner-up Carrol. He fended off Neel Jani of Switzerland to claim the final podium spot.
"It's a great reward for all the hard work the boys have put in over the week," said Watts. "We never thought we'd go away with two podiums after arriving with the car still in bits.
"The podiums have to go to the mechanics because they have worked so hard, there's been a huge effort from everyone on the team and I'm so glad that we're going away from the weekend with a big haul of points.
"It's been a privilege and an honour to drive for Great Britain. I've had a great weekend, I had to keep it clean and tidy and I hope that I have contributed."