A1 Team GBR to miss first round

A1 Team Great Britain will miss the opening round of the A1GP series at Zandvoort this weekend, it was announced on Wednesday

A1 Team GBR to miss first round

The team said the reason for their absence was the delay of the new car build schedule.

The British outfit will now focus on making a competitive first outing in the second round of the series in China.

Despite their absence from Zandvoort, team boss Katie Clements said their ambitions of winning the title remain unchanged.

"We are obviously extremely disappointed that, despite working incredibly hard, A1 Team GBR will not be racing at Zandvoort this weekend," said Clements.

"I'm exceptionally grateful to everyone involved in trying to make it possible. However this small set-back definitely hasn't changed our ultimate goal of winning the championship this season, having come so close in all previous seasons.

"I am pleased that this will still be possible due to the amended points system announced by A1GP, which means we will not be penalised for missing a race, but A1GP can still offer fans the exciting racing that they have come to expect at the Zandvoort track."

At least another four teams are expected to be forced to miss the first round of the series due to the delay of the new Ferrari-powered car.

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