Power Upbeat ahead of A1 GP Test

World Series by Renault title contender Will Power reckons that competing in A1 Grand Prix would give him a chance to be recognised against some of motorsports more well-known drivers

Power Upbeat ahead of A1 GP Test

Power is one of four drivers who will test for the Alan Docking Racing-run Australian team and he believes if he lands a full-time drive with the team he will compare favourably with other star names in the series.

Ex-Formula One drivers Ralph Firman, Pedro Lamy and Jos Verstappen have already signed to compete with their nations.

Joining Power in the test this week will be reigning Asian F3 champion Christian Jones, son of former Formula One World Champion and team boss Alan, British F3 race winner Will Davison and Australian F3 champion Peter Hackett.

"It would be a chance to prove myself against name drivers," Power told Autosport-Atlas. "I'm keen to get in there and show what I can do and it is an option for the future.

"I was called up by Alan Docking, who just said the flights are on Monday and we've booked you a plane ticket. I thought they had chosen their driver line-up."

Power's advantage over his other rivals in securing a drive in the series is lost however because of his World Series by Renault commitments.

Power would be an ideal choice for the series' race at Estoril - the third round of the championship - because he would have had raced at the track three weeks earlier. However that race clashes with the World Series' finale at Monza.

"If there is a seat there, I'm in," Power added. "It's just a shame that the one race I'd be really good at clashes."

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