Czech mate in final A1 practice

Tomas Enge was in the right place at the right time to put the Team Czech Republic car at the head of the times in the final A1 Grand Prix practice session at Estoril

Czech mate in final A1 practice

Once again all the drivers started the session on wet tyres, but with a weak sun gradually breaking through the clouds, the track finally dried sufficiently for the drivers to try slicks at the end of the hour-long session.

As the flag fell, Enge was just beginning his final lap, setting a time of 1:32.718 and leaving his an advantage of over half a second on the rest of the field.

Nelson Piquet Jr. was second quickest for Team Brazil, while Robbie Kerr was third for Team Great Britain. Team Holland's Jos Verstappen took fourth. Adrian Sutil was fifth for Germany, just ahead of one-time pacesetter Scott Speed in the Team USA car.

It was a bad session for previous pace-setters Team France. Alexandre Premat was unable to set a time in the driest of the conditions and languished at the foot of the timesheets, 17 seconds off the pace.

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Tomas Enge Czech Republic 1:32.781 22 2. Nelson Piquet Jr. Brazil 1:33.414 + 0.633 17 3. Robbie Kerr Great Britain 1:33.477 + 0.696 17 4. Jos Verstappen Netherlands 1:33.627 + 0.846 17 5. Adrian Sutil Germany 1:33.792 + 1.011 17 6. Scott Speed Usa 1:34.021 + 1.240 20 7. Alvaro Parente Portugal 1:34.075 + 1.294 14 8. Sean Mcintosh Canada 1:34.191 + 1.410 20 9. Ralph Firman Ireland 1:34.739 + 1.958 24 10. Salvador Duran Mexico 1:34.786 + 2.005 22 11. Will Davison Australia 1:34.829 + 2.048 14 12. Fairuz Fauzy Malaysia 1:34.838 + 2.057 22 13. Enrico Toccacelo Italy 1:34.993 + 2.212 15 14. Matt Halliday New Zealand 1:35.345 + 2.564 24 15. Mathias Lauda Austria 1:35.498 + 2.717 25 16. Tomas Scheckter South Africa 1:35.811 + 3.030 19 17. Mikhail Aleshin Russia 1:36.008 + 3.227 17 18. Basil Shaaban Lebanon 1:36.487 + 3.706 27 19. Ananda Mikola Indonesia 1:36.672 + 3.891 17 20. Adam Khan Pakistan 1:36.696 + 3.915 14 21. Tengyi Jiang China 1:38.742 + 5.961 22 22. Armaan Ebrahim India 1:39.878 + 7.097 21 23. Neel Jani Switzerland 1:49.812 + 17.031 10 24. Alexandre Premat France 1:50.114 + 17.333 8 
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