Switzerland Take A1 Feature Race

South Africa

Gauteng, South Africa Switzerlands Neel Jani claimed victory in the afternoons Go-GP.Org A1GP Gauteng, South Africa Feature race with a fantastic drive from fifth on the grid. The win means the Neel Jani equals the all-time win record for a driver, Nico Hulkenbergs record of nine wins for Germany.

Jani finished 13.176 seconds ahead of Brazils Felipe Guimares, the 17-year-old putting in a mature drive to record the teams best result of the year at the Kyalami circuit.

Pole-sitter Clivio Piccione finished in third for Monaco after losing the lead to Switzerland in the first round of pit stops and then dropping behind Brazil after making a mistake.

Switzerland is now top of the 2008/09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport standings with A1 Team Ireland crashing out on lap one after an incident with Malaysia.

 Feature Race Results

Pos  A1 Team /  Driver /  Laps/  Time/   GapFirst1 SWITZERLAND  Neel JANI 40 02:24.617 -2 BRAZIL  Felipe GUIMARAES 40 02:37.793 13.1763 MONACO  Clivio PICCIONE 40 02:38.810 14.1934 NETHERLANDS  Jeroen BLEEKEMOLEN 40 02:41.641 17.0245 PORTUGAL  Filipe ALBUQUERQUE 40 02:42.612 17.9956 LEBANON  Daniel MORAD 40 02:55.827 31.217 GREAT BRITAIN  Danny WATTS 40 02:58.945 34.3288 USA  Marco ANDRETTI 40 03:23.617 599 INDONESIA  Zahir ALI 40 03:28.612 +1:03.99510 ITALY  Edoardo PISCOPO 40 03:29.473 +1:04.85611 GERMANY  Michael AMMERMULLER 40 03:33.220 +1:08.60312 INDIA  Narain KARTHIKEYAN 40 03:33.767 +1:09.15013 AUSTRALIA  John MARTIN 40 03:45.162 +1:20.54514 CHINA  Ho Pin TUNG 22 39:35.335 18 Laps15 MALAYSIA  Fairuz FAUZY 17 57:24.109 23 Laps16 SOUTH AFRICA  Adrian ZAUGG 15 24:11.627 25 Laps17 NEW ZEALAND  Earl BAMBER 3 04:49.816 37 Laps18 FRANCE  Nicolas PROST 3 04:55.939 37 Laps19 MEXICO  Salvador DURAN 3 04:57.129 37 Laps20 IRELAND  Adam CARROLL 0 40 Laps

Fastest lap: A1 Team Malaysia set the fastest lap (1m28.306s) of the Feature race with a speed of 173.8kph on lap 15.