Pakistan to Miss Next 2 Events as Khan Doesn't Fit Into Car

Team Pakistan will not be joining the A1 GP caravan for the upcoming two rounds of the 2008/2010 season. The Asian team will therefore make its first appearance in the series on round 4 – as the Pakistani team was also absent at the season opener in Zandvoort – in late January next year at Taupo, New Zealand.

The reason why Team Pakistan are not ready to compete inside the World Cup of Motorsport is because they are yet to construct a competitive car to accommodate seatholder Adam Khan. The former GP2 Series driver complained about his cockpit being too uncomfortable during pre-season testings and A1 GP urged his team to make the necessary adjustments in order to comply with series' safety requirements.

“Not every driver is the same height and, while Adam is perhaps taller than average, he is no different to some of the world’s successful racing drivers. It is just unfortunate our chassis needs changes to be made to it to allow Adam to race to the best of his abilities. These will be made and we look forward to seeing his Season Four race debut in Taupo,” said A1 GP CEO Pete da Silva

Khan – who recently won 2 races and notched 3 other podium finishes in this year's Euro 3000 Series – expressed his disappointment on not being able to represent his country in the A1 GP this season due to his athletic constitution (6 ft, 1").

“It is very unfortunate that I just cannot be comfortable in the new car. I tried the car out at Snetterton race track in the UK just before the first round in Zandvoort, but I couldn’t drive the car safely and we had to miss the opening event. I’m obviously disappointed, but safety has to take priority in these situations. I know that I carry with me the pride of the Pakistan nation and I’m keen to be back out on track in the A1 Team Pakistan car,” said Khan.

Khan has previously raced for his country in 36 A1 GP races, debuting in the series' very first race at Brands Hatch in 2005. His best result so far for Team Pakistan is a 5th place in Shanghai's feature race the same season.
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