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After Neel Jani took the pole yesterday and turned it into a win during the sprint race this morning, the race gods decided they'd had quite enough Swiss dominance for one weekend — opening the heavens up half an hour before the start of the feature race, forcing a start behind the pace safety (damn this silly A1GP terminology!) car, and making the Malaysian track slick as the floor of a palm oil processing plant. The water combined with what can only be described as Jani's feckless driving, allowed Germany's Nico H lkenberg to run onto the curb on the inside in the fourth turn on the first lap, passing the slow-out-of-turn-three Neel Jani. After that bit of imprecise driving in the first lap, H lkenberg took a 19 second lead and ran with precision from that point on. Team USA's car, driven by Phil Giebler, continued to suck up the track — coming in at 6th place, but hey, check out the gorgeous stands, tracks, and speed in our gallery below.

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2006 A1GP, Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia [A1GP.com]

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