A1 Team Germany will have to postpone its A1GP World Cup of Motorsport Season Four debut, and this means the team will now plan for being on track for the first time in A1GP Gauteng, South Africa on 20-22 February.
“A1 Team Germany has been affected by delays. All the necessary ingredients to get the team on track in Taupo did not come together, so there was no other option but to delay the team’s Season Four debut. On the positive side, we hope the car can cover some test miles so when the team arrives in South Africa it will be able to catch up rapidly,” said A1GP CEO, Pete da Silva. With A1 Team Germany being totally new – a new Team Principal, a new service provider and a new driver in Andre Lotterer – there was no way it or the series was going to jeopardise its entry into Season Four without better preparation.
This was not the outcome A1 Team Germany Team Principal, Rolf Beisswanger, wanted to his quest to get the Season Two Champion back on track, as he explained: “I cannot say I am anything other than deeply disappointed at the outcome. We have been working flat out since I took on the role to get a team together that our country would be proud of. However, we shall not be at the next two races so have to make sure when we do make our debut the car will be ready to win. This does give us more time to get the sponsors and partners in place and we have to view Season Four as the launch pad for a full out assault on the championship in Season Five. My major aim is to wrest back the title the team won in Season Two and for that we have to be totally prepared.”