Germany fights back for six points
13 April 2008 – At the ninth round of the A1 GP World Cup of Motorsport in China A1 Team Germany converted two mediocre grid positions into a brace of top ten finishes. Thanks to Michael Ammermüller's fight back the team collected a total of six points for sixth in the sprint race and tenth in the feature race. The team moves up to sixth in the overall rankings as a result.
Michael Ammermüller commented, "Everybody hoped that overtaking from the slipstream would be possible on this circuit. However, in my opinion such opportunities failed to appear. So, I tried to make up ground at the start. I'm grateful for the strategy, devised by David Sears Motorsport, to delay the first pit stop. This got us into the points. The guys made two very good pit stops. I'm satisfied that we were able to convert a pair of mediocre grid positions into two point scoring finishes."
Willi Weber added, "We've finally completed two races without problems. Michael made the best out of a very difficult situation. Overtaking was obviously extremely difficult on this track. My thanks go to him and the team for the two points scoring results. Anyway, we were able to improve our position in the table by one position. It is clear that you have to be much stronger in qualifying to be able to bring home a good race result. This has to be our target for the finale at Brands Hatch."