Team Japan to Miss Estoril Race

A1 Team Japan will miss this weekend's round of the series at the Estoril circuit, organisers announced on Friday

Team Japan to Miss Estoril Race

The Japanese squad, lying in 13th place with six points after the first two events, will skip this weekend's race "due to prior commitments made before joining the World Cup of Motorsport".

There will still be 24 teams, however, as Team Russia will return to action after having missed the second round in Germany.

Nominated drivers for Estoril:

A1 Team Driver 1 Driver 2 Australia Christian Jones Will Davison Austria Mathias Lauda Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr Tuka Rocha Canada Sean McIntosh China Tengyi Jiang Czech Republic Tomas Enge Jan Charouz France Alexandre Premat Nicolas Lapierre Germany Adrian Sutil Great Britain Robbie Kerr Alex Lloyd India Armaan Ebrahim Indonesia Ananda Mikola Ireland Ralph Firman Michael Devaney Italy Enrico Toccacelo Matteo Cressoni Lebanon Basil Shaaban Khalil Beschir Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy Mexico Salvador Duran Netherlands Jos Verstappen Jeroen Bleekemolen New Zealand Jonny Reid Matt Halliday Pakistan Adam Khan Portugal Alvaro Parente Joao Barbosa Russia Alexander Truryumin Mikhail Aleshin South Africa Stephen Simpson Tomas Scheckter Switzerland Neel Jani USA Scott Speed 

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