Franck: Shanghai A1GP Update

I’ve been away this week, and missed out on all the action of last weekend, which is typical because Franck was… both good and bad.

We had a moment to celebrate when he hit the top of the time sheets in the final Free Practice session, just ahead of favourites Switzerland.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Franck Montagny France 1:35.470   23
2 Neel Jani Switzerland 1:35.556 +0.086 19
3 Edoardo Piscopo Italy 1:35.703 +0.233 21
4 Jonny Reid New Zealand 1:35.834 +0.364 23
5 Robbie Kerr Great Britain 1:36.040 +0.570 23

It didn’t last long, however, because in the actual races Team France suffered disappointing results. The Sprint Race saw Franck make up six places on the opening lap – but the disastrous qualifying placing meant this only left him in 12th. The Feature Race at least saw Team France picking up some points, with Montagny finishing in 8th.

Hopefully, he will do better at Brands Hatch. I’m hoping to be there to cheer him on, so I’m expecting a better performance than the one that I missed out on this past weekend.