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2007-08 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Shanghai, China

2007-08 A1GP of Shanghai, China
Race Details
Race 9 of 10 in the 2007-08 A1GP season.
Date April 13, 2008
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai, China
Weather Overcast
Sprint race
Qualifying
Pole Neel Jani)
Time 1'34.163
Podium
1st Neel Jani)
2nd Robert Wickens)
3rd F.Albuquerque)
Fastest Lap
FL Neel Jani)
Time 1'35.400, (Lap 4)
Feature race
Qualifying
Pole Neel Jani)
Time 1'34.172
Podium
1st Jonathan Summerton)
2nd F.Albuquerque)
3rd Adam Carroll)
Fastest Lap
FL Robert Wickens)
Time 1'35.177, (Lap 33)
Official Classifications
PDF Booklet


The 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Shanghai, China was an A1 Grand Prix race, held on April 13, 2008 at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China. It was the ninth meeting in the 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix season.

Pre-race

A1 Grand Prix make official the creation of an off-track entertainment, the A1GP Global Village, to complete, with the support series A2 Grand Prix, the race weekends next season.[1] The Global Village deliver extra entertainments and interactive activities, merchandise shops, eat and drink... for fans and spectators. An official web site is launched A1GPGlobalVillage.com. The first edition will be in the last event of this 2007-08 season, on May 2–4, 2007-08, Great Britain.

Like the past season, A1GP organize a vote for the fan's favorite 2007-08 A1 team.[2] All A1GP fan, and other, can vote in the official A1GP site. The winning team, revealed at the A1GP's Gala Awards, on May 5, 2008, receive a special award.

Qualifications

Neel Jani (Switzerland) score the pole position for each Sunday races.[3] For the second consecutive venue, Mexico start from the back of the grid in each race because of bad performances.

Sprint race qualifications
Pos Team Time Gap
1 Switzerland 1'34.163 -
2 Portugal 1'34.613 +0.450
3 Canada 1'34.682 +0.519
4 India 1'34.688 +0.525
5 New Zealand 1'34.742 +0.579
6 USA 1'34.791 +0.628
7 Malaysia 1'34.850 +0.687
8 Ireland 1'34.928 +0.765
9 Germany 1'35.012 +0.849
10 Great Britain 1'35.015 +0.852
11 South Africa 1'35.198 +1.035
12 Italy 1'35.224 +1.061
13 Australia 1'35.336 +1.173
14 Brazil 1'35.492 +1.329
15 China 1'35.508 +1.345
16 Czech Republic 1'35.590 +1.427
17 Netherlands 1'35.670 +1.507
18 France 1'35.789 +1.626
19 Pakistan 1'35.923 +1.760
20 Lebanon 1'35.931 +1.768
21 Indonesia 1'36.612 +2.449
22 Mexico 1'38.312 +4.149
Main race qualifications
Pos Team Time Gap
1 Switzerland 1'34.172 -
2 USA 1'34.626 +0.454
3 Portugal 1'35.022 +0.850
4 Ireland 1'35.035 +0.863
5 India 1'35.195 +1.023
6 Malaysia 1'35.207 +1.035
7 New Zealand 1'35.283 +1.111
8 Great Britain 1'35.357 +1.185
9 South Africa 1'35.392 +1.220
10 France 1'35.496 +1.324
11 Italy 1'35.520 +1.348
12 Canada 1'35.554 +1.382
13 Germany 1'35.558 +1.386
14 Czech Republic 1'35.611 +1.439
15 Australia 1'35.653 +1.481
16 Pakistan 1'35.865 +1.693
17 Brazil 1'35.887 +1.715
18 Netherlands 1'35.921 +1.749
19 Lebanon 1'36.066 +1.894
20 China 1'36.136 +1.964
21 Indonesia 1'36.326 +2.154
22 Mexico 1'37.440 +3.268

Sprint race

For the Sprint race, Switzerland take the lead behind Canada, Portugal, Malaysia, India, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Great Britain and Ireland.[4] New Zealand crash out at start after a collision with USA.
Cong Fu Cheng (China) passes Adam Carroll (Ireland) for 10th in Lap 4 when Neel Jani (Switzerland) score the Fastest lap. Despite efforts from Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal) on Robert Wickens (Canada) and from Michael Ammermüller (Germany) on Narain Karthikeyan (India), the order remin the same until the finish line.
Switzerland win the race with the Fastest lap. Canada take the second position behind Portugal, Malaysia, India, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Great Britain and China. Both Switzerland opponent for the title, France (12th) and New Zealand, doesn't score any points.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1 Switzerland Neel Jani 10 15'59.612 15+1
2 Canada Robert Wickens 10 +4.643 12
3 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 10 +5.335 10
4 Malaysia Alex Yoong 10 +12.169 8
5 India Narain Karthikeyan 10 +13.068 6
6 Germany Michael Ammermüller 10 +13.810 5
7 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 10 +14.999 4
8 Italy Edoardo Piscopo 10 +15.835 3
9 Great Britain Robbie Kerr 10 +17.120 2
10 China Cong Fu Cheng 10 +17.692 1
11 Ireland Adam Carroll 10 +18.581
12 France Franck Montagny 10 +19.114
13 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda 10 +21.165
14 Brazil Alexandre Negrão 10 +22.111
15 Australia John Martin 10 +24.363
16 Pakistan Adam Langley-Khan 10 +26.298
17 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 10 +28.053
18 Lebanon Jimmy Auby 10 +29.029
19 Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 10 +30.196
20 Mexico Jorge Goeters 10 +38.267
21 USA Jonathan Summerton 1 +9 laps
Ret New Zealand Jonny Reid 0 +10 laps

Main race

After the start, USA leads, ahead of Switzerland, India, Portugal, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Great Britain, France and Italy.[5] USA and Switzerland escape from the rest of the field until the first mandatory pit stops. In Lap 6, Filipe Albuquerque (Portugal) passes for 3rd Narain Karthikeyan (India) in the final hairpin. Adam Carroll (Ireland) try to pass Narain Karthikeyan in the same turn, one lap later, but finally passes him in Lap 8. In Lap 9, the pits are open.
USA, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and Canada pits early, in Lap 10 and Jonny Reid (New Zealand) with a fast stop, exits ahead Alex Yoong (Malaysia) and Narain Karthikeyan (India). USA lead still Switzerland after the stops but the Swiss driver, Neel Jani, lost the second gear of his car. In Lap 15, Jonathan Summerton (USA) is 4.3sec ahead of Switzerland losing time. In the next lap, for speeding in the pit lane, Lebanon receive a drive-through penalty, five laps then his driver receive a 10 seconds Stop and Go penalty. Portugal is now pushing Switzerland for 2nd position. Ireland close the both driver and New Zealand its also fastest than Switzerland and come near in the few next laps. The second pit stop window open in Lap 24.
Ireland and New Zealand get ahead of Switzerland at the pit stops. In Lap 27, Portugal get the Fastest lap. After the pits, USA still lead Portugal, Ireland, New Zealand, Switzerland, Malaysia, India, France, Great Britain and Germany. In Lap 33, Robert Wickens (Canada) get the Fastest lap.

The victory went to Summerton, who gives his country the honours for the first time. The Yanks' victory made them the 16th nation to win an A1GP race.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1 USA Jonathan Summerton 38 1:02'25.206 15
2 Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 38 +9.729 12
3 Ireland Adam Carroll 38 +15.303 10
4 New Zealand Jonny Reid 38 +19.533 8
5 Switzerland Neel Jani 38 +26.193 6
6 Malaysia Alex Yoong 38 +34.410 5
7 India Narain Karthikeyan 38 +35.967 4
8 France Franck Montagny 38 +38.213 3
9 Great Britain Robbie Kerr 38 +39.280 2
10 Germany Michael Ammermüller 38 +39.890 1
11 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda 38 +47.568
12 Italy Edoardo Piscopo 38 +50.348
13 Brazil Alexandre Negrão 38 +50.968
14 Australia John Martin 38 +52.624
15 China Cong Fu Cheng 38 +53.240
16 South Africa Adrian Zaugg 38 +55.629
17 Pakistan Adam Langley-Khan 38 +1'05.352
18 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 38 +1'14.390
19 Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 38 +1'20.252
20 Canada Robert Wickens 38 +1'21.003 +1
21 Mexico Jorge Goeters 37 +1 lap
22 Lebanon Jimmy Auby 37 +1 lap

After race

Switzerland and New Zealand are the only team that can win the championship. Switzerland lead with 29 points the season before the last venue in Great Britain.

A1 Team Korea was announced to be part of the next season of the competition.[6] The seat holder will be Joshua Kim of Omnibus Investment and Good EMG support the project. In Shanghai this weekend, a ceremony officialise the participation of South Korea in the 2008-09 season.

Notes

References

  1. ^ A1GP launches Global Village a1gp.com (April 02, 2008)
  2. ^ Vote for your favourite A1 Team a1gp.com (April 09, 2008)
  3. ^ Double Swiss pole a1gp.com (April 12, 2008)
  4. ^ Shanghai Sprint: lap-by-lap a1gp.com (April 13, 2008)
  5. ^ Feature race: lap-by-lap a1gp.com (April 13, 2008)
  6. ^ Korea joins A1GP a1gp.com (April 14, 2008)
  7. ^ Mexico switches driver a1gp.com (April 09, 2008)
  8. ^ Franck Montagny in for France a1gp.com (April 05, 2008)
  9. ^ Negrao earns Brazil promotion a1gp.com (April 08, 2008)
  10. ^ Australia recruits new rookie a1gp.com (March 09, 2008)

External links

  • Switzerland closes in on title
  • Sprint race: lap-by-lap
  • Sprint race results
  • The home of the brave
  • Feature race: lap-by-lap
  • Feature race results
  • A1GP Global Village A1GPGlobalVillage.com

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