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2008–09 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia

2008–09 A1GP of Malaysia
Race Details
Race 3 of 7 in the 2008–09 A1GP season.
Date November 23, 2008
Location Sepang International Circuit
Sepang, Malaysia
Weather Dry
Sprint race
Qualifying
Pole Switzerland (Neel Jani)
Time 1'47.154
Podium
1st Switzerland (Neel Jani)
2nd France (Loïc Duval)
3rd New Zealand (Earl Bamber)
Fastest Lap
FL Switzerland (Neel Jani)
Time 1'48.550, (Lap 8)
Feature race
Qualifying
Pole Ireland (Adam Carroll)
Time 1'47.124
Podium
1st Ireland (Adam Carroll)
2nd Portugal (Filipe Albuquerque)
3rd USA (Marco Andretti)
Fastest Lap
FL Ireland (Adam Carroll)
Time 1'48.563, (Lap 25)
Official Classifications
PDF Booklet

The 2008–09 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Malaysia was an A1 Grand Prix race to held at Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia.

Contents

  • Pre-race 1
  • Drivers 2
  • Qualifying 3
  • Sprint Race 4
  • Feature Race 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Pre-race

Because Great Britain, India and Mexico had only joined the season at the Chinese round, they were permitted to take part in a special practice session on November 20.[1] In the wet conditions, Narain Karthikeyan was the fastest driver just in front of Danny Watts. Davíd Garza Pérez was 3 seconds slowest.

Drivers

Team Main Driver Rookie Driver[2] Reserve Driver
Australia John Martin Ashley Walsh[3]
Brazil Felipe Guimarães Felipe Guimarães
Canada Did Not Participate
China Ho-Pin Tung Congfu Cheng
France Loïc Duval[4] Nicolas Prost
Germany Did Not Participate
Great Britain Danny Watts[4] Danny Watts James Winslow
India Narain Karthikeyan Armaan Ebrahim
Indonesia Satrio Hermanto Zahir Ali
Ireland Adam Carroll[4] Niall Quinn
Italy Edoardo Piscopo Stefano Coletti
Korea Hwang Jin-Woo Hwang Jin-Woo
Lebanon Daniel Morad Daniel Morad Jimmy Auby
Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy[5] Aaron Lim[5]
Mexico Davíd Garza Pérez
Monaco Clivio Piccione
The Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen[4] Dennis Retera
New Zealand Earl Bamber[6] Earl Bamber Chris van der Drift
Pakistan Did Not Participate
Portugal Filipe Albuquerque[4] Armando Parente[7]
South Africa Adrian Zaugg Gavin Cronje
Switzerland Neel Jani Alexandre Imperatori
USA Marco Andretti[4] J. R. Hildebrand

Qualifying

The qualifying sessions were the first to utilise the new "joker" Qualifying lap rule – where the driver has PowerBoost available for use over an entire qualifying lap, to be used in any session at the team's discretion.[8]
Sprint race qualifying[9]
Pos Team Time Gap
1 Switzerland 1'47.154
2 France 1'47.747 +0.593
3 New Zealand 1'47.779 +0.625
4 Portugal 1'48.930 +1.776
5 Italy 1'49.007 +1.853
6 Great Britain 1'49.076 +1.922
7 Ireland 1'49.197 +2.043
8 Mexico 1'49.293 +2.139
9 Netherlands 1'49.323 +2.169
10 India 1'49.350 +2.196
11 South Africa 1'49.528 +2.374
12 USA 1'49.650 +2.496
13 Malaysia 1'49.753 +2.599
14 Brazil 1'50.085 +2.931
15 Monaco 1'50.171 +3.017
16 Australia (1) 1'49.998 +2.844
17 China 1'50.274 +3.120
18 Lebanon 1'50.382 +3.228
19 Indonesia 1'51.423 +4.269
20 Korea no time
Feature race qualifying[10]
Pos Team Time Gap
1 Ireland 1'47.124
2 Great Britain 1'47.340 +0.216
3 Lebanon 1'47.645 +0.521
4 Malaysia 1'47.648 +0.524
5 Portugal 1'47.680 +0.556
6 Netherlands 1'47.825 +0.701
7 India 1'47.848 +0.724
8 USA 1'47.866 +0.742
9 France 1'47.993 +0.869
10 China 1'48.126 +1.002
11 Monaco 1'48.242 +1.118
12 Brazil 1'48.323 +1.199
13 Australia 1'48.586 +1.462
14 Indonesia 1'48.839 +1.715
15 New Zealand 1'48.866 +1.742
16 Switzerland 1'48.980 +1.856
17 South Africa 1'49.061 +1.937
18 Mexico 1'49.537 +2.413
19 Italy 1'49.885 +2.761
20 Korea no time
  • (1) : Australia received a two-place grid penalty for the Sprint race for using a non-approved part in practice.[11]

Sprint Race

Following a major crash at the first start, involving USA, Brazil and India, and the pack slowed down after it seemed to have accelerated off, the race was delayed 30 minutes for track cleanup, and reduced to 11 laps.

This Sprint Race was the first this season to utilise the new Sprint Race pit-stop rule, the windows always set for Laps 4–8.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1 Switzerland Neel Jani 11 22'41.567 10 +1
2 France Loïc Duval 11 +9.912 8
3 New Zealand Earl Bamber 11 +11.813 6
4 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 11 +12.453 5
5 Ireland Adam Carroll 11 +13.205 4
6 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 11 +15.399 3
7 Italy Edoardo Piscopo 11 +19.947 2
8 Australia John Martin 11 +21.437 1
9 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 11 +27.674
10 China Ho-Pin Tung 11 +29.492
11 Lebanon Daniel Morad 11 +32.049
12 Monaco Clivio Piccione 11 +32.406
13 Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 11 +38.959
14 Mexico Davíd Garza Pérez 11 +55.055
15 Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 10 +1 lap
Ret Great Britain Danny Watts 4 Gearbox
Ret Brazil Felipe Guimarães 0 Accident
Ret India Narain Karthikeyan 0 Accident
Ret USA Marco Andretti 0 Accident
DNS Korea Hwang Jin-Woo Did Not Start

Race red-flagged after the start because of accident.

Feature Race

The second pit stop window was set for Laps 20–28. Switzerland were sent to the back of the grid for having a brake cooler in too long before the start, and a pit crew violation during the Sprint Race pit-stop.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1 Ireland Adam Carroll 34 1:05'52.205 15 +1
2 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 34 +15.996 12
3 USA Marco Andretti 34 +47.637 10
4 Australia John Martin 34 +51.679 8
5 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 34 +52.106 6
6 New Zealand Earl Bamber 34 +54.354 5
7 Brazil Felipe Guimarães 34 +57.369 4
8 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 34 +57.490 3
9 China Ho-Pin Tung 34 +59.158 2
10 Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 34 +1'03.888 1
11 Italy Edoardo Piscopo 34 +1'06.145
12 Lebanon Daniel Morad 34 +1'14.990
13 Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 34 +1'15.761
14 France Loïc Duval 34 +1'16.463
15 Mexico Davíd Garza Pérez 34 +1'30.001
16 Great Britain Danny Watts 28 +6 laps
Ret Monaco Clivio Piccione 2 Mechanical
Ret India Narain Karthikeyan 0 Collision
Ret Switzerland Neel Jani 0 Collision
DNS Korea Hwang Jin-Woo Did Not Start

Notes

References

  1. ^ "Trio get extra Sepang testing". a1gp.com. 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  2. ^ "2008/09, Sepang, Malaysia, Rookies combined". a1gp.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Australia names new rookie". a1gp.com. 2008-11-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "OFFICIAL PREVIEW: Sepang". a1gp.com. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Fauzy confirmed for home race". a1gp.com. 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Bamber back in Black Beauty". a1gp.com. 2008-11-17. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  7. ^ [1] sapo.pt
  8. ^ "Teams to get joker qualifying lap". a1gp.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  9. ^ "2008/09, Sepang, Malaysia, Sprint: starting grid". a1gp.com. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  10. ^ "2008/09, Sepang, Malaysia, Feature: starting grid". a1gp.com. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 
  11. ^ "GRID: Sprint race". a1gp.com. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2008-11-22. 

External links

  • Switzerland's Sepang Sprint
  • Sprint race: as it happened
  • Sprint race results
  • Feature Glory for Ireland
  • Feature race results

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