France Quickest at Silverstone

Team France dominated the second day of A1 GP testing at the Silverstone circuit, the French squad topping the times both in the morning and afternoon sessions

France Quickest at Silverstone

GP2 driver Neel Jani was second quickest for Team Switzerland despite completing the least number of laps during the day.
 
Brazil, in contrast, covered a total of 141 laps on their way to the third quickest time of the session.

Team Great Britain, quickest on Wednesday, failed to repeat their performance today, but British driver Robbie Kerr was pleased with their work over the two days.

"We've learnt a lot - gone the right way, the wrong way and the right way again," said Kerr. "There's a lot to think about. When we roll out next time we'll know from here where there's potential.

"Personally it's been really good - I've enjoyed it. It's good to get back in the seat and I'm looking forward to the season."

A1 GP will return to testing action later this month.

Today's times:
Pos Country Time Laps 1. France 48.183 100 2. Switzerland 48.408 44 3. Brazil 48.439 141 4. Malaysia 48.535 96 5. Pakistan 48.573 66 6. Great Britain 48.585 83 7. Netherlands 48.766 129 8. Portugal 48.835 104 9. New Zealand 49.088 93 10. South Africa 49.115 91 11. Australia 49.203 79 12. Mexico 49.226 123 13. USA 49.514 77 14. Lebanon 49.786 114 15. China 50.640 92 Running Drivers in today's testing: Australia Christian Jones Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr, Danilo Dirani and Joao Paulo Oliveiria China Qing Hua Ma and Tingyi Jiang France Loic Duval, Alexandre Premat and Nicolas Lapierre Great Britain Robbie Kerr and Alex Lloyd Lebanon Kalil Beschir and Basil Shaaban Malaysia Alex Yoong Mexico Luis Diaz, Memo Rojas, David Martinez and Salvador Duran Netherlands Jos Verstappen and Jeroen Bleekemolen New Zealand Jonny Reid and Matt Halliday Pakistan Adam Khan Portugal Pedro Lamy South Africa Stephen Simpson and Thomas Scheckter Switzerland Neel Jani USA Jeff Simmons

Note: A1 GP did not release the identity of the driver setting the fastest time for each team

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