News of 4th November 2008

Nicolas Prost: nominated driver for Chengdu!

A1 Team France announced today that Nicolas Prost has been nominated as their driver for the next round of the 2008-09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. Nicolas will replace Loc Duval who is engaged elsewhere in another event. Nicolas Prost had a very promising test session on the Silverstone circuit in England last week, and he will defend the teams colours in Chengdu in China this coming weekend. Nico, who is currently leading the Euroseries 3000 Championship, knows A1 Team France very well as he was their rookie driver last season.

Nicolas Prost said: Im very happy to be part of A1 Team Frances Chinese adventure this weekend, and Im determined to give my all, as the teams currently sharing the lead with Malaysia. I felt at home straight away in the new car, and I set competitive times in my first test behind the wheel. So Im tackling this meeting with confidence, and Ill take things step by step.

Olivier Panis, sporting director: Weve made a great start to the 2008-09 championship and we feel its time to give Nicolas his chance. Since last season hes done a great job for the team, and seems ready to take up the challenge posed by the race. Well do everything we can to make his weekend as easy as possible, and were convinced his performance in China will be an eye-opener for many people!

We from wish Nico good luck for Chengdu and we are confident he will be achieving a great result!

To read the official press release of A1 Team France, please click here!

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