Australia Choose Starting Line-Up

Australia have selected Will Power and Christian Jones to represent them in the opening A1 Grand Prix races

The team, run by former Formula One champion Alan Jones, have chosen the pair after impressing in the official Paul Ricard test sessions.

Initially they have confirmed that Power and Jones will be part of the team for the maiden event at Brands Hatch. However, the team also confirmed that the other contracted driver, Will Davison, will not join them until the third round of the championship at Estoril, Portugal.

This means that the driver choice for the second two races at the EuroSpeedway, Germany, will also be between Power and Jones.

A decision has yet to be taken on who will drive in which of the two races held during the Brands weekend.

"Will and Christian's results from testing and the feedback from our engineers has led us to choosing them to represent Australia at Brands Hatch," Alan Jones said.

"After testing, I'm very confident of our chances of recording a solid result in the first round. I think we can find a bit in the car, our drivers will be much more comfortable behind the wheel, so it all bodes well."

The team cited Davison's V8 Supercar commitments as the reason he would not drive the early rounds.

"We didn't think it was fair to interrupt Will or Dick Johnson Racing in their preparations for Sandown and Bathurst and we wish both Will and the team the best of luck in those events," Jones said. "We look forward to Will joining A1 Team Australia in Portugal."

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