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2008-09 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand

The 2008–09 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand was an A1 Grand Prix race held at Taupo Motorsport Park, New Zealand.

Pre-race

The A1 Team Portugal’s sports director, Pedro Chaves has tested the A1GP car at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Portugal) for promotional purposes.[1]

Drivers

Team Main Driver Rookie Driver[2] Reserve Driver
Australia Australia John Martin Ashley Walsh
Brazil Brazil Felipe Guimarães[3] Felipe Guimarães
Canada Canada Did Not Participate
China China Congfu Cheng[3] Adderly Fong[3] Ho-Pin Tung[4]
France France Loïc Duval[3] Nicolas Prost
Germany Germany Did Not Participate[3]
United Kingdom Great Britain Dan Clarke[5][6] James Winslow
India India Narain Karthikeyan Parthiva Sureshwaren
Indonesia Indonesia Satrio Hermanto Zahir Ali
Republic of Ireland Ireland Adam Carroll[3] Niall Quinn
Italy Italy Edoardo Piscopo
South Korea Korea Did Not Participate[4]
Lebanon Lebanon Daniel Morad Daniel Morad Jimmy Auby
Malaysia Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy[7] Aaron Lim[7]
Mexico Mexico Salvador Duran[8] Juan Pablo Garcia[8]
Monaco Monaco Clivio Piccione Hubertus Bahlsen[9]
Netherlands The Netherlands Robert Doornbos[3] Dennis Retera
New Zealand New Zealand Chris van der Drift[3] Chris van der Drift Jonny Reid
Pakistan Pakistan Did Not Participate[3]
Portugal Portugal Filipe Albuquerque[3] Antonio Felix da Costa[9]
South Africa South Africa Adrian Zaugg Cristiano Morgado[9]
Switzerland Switzerland Neel Jani Alexandre Imperatori
United States USA Marco Andretti[3] J.R. Hildebrand

Qualifying

The PowerBoost joker-style qualifying lap was not used for qualifying, with further review being made to determine its use in the following race.[10]

It is the first time in A1GP history that the front row for both the Sprint and the Feature race has been the same since the introduction of the double qualifying sessions.[11]

Sprint race qualifying[12]
Pos Team Time Gap
1 Republic of Ireland Ireland 1:14.507
2 Netherlands Netherlands 1:14.772 + 0.265
3 Portugal Portugal 1:14.788 + 0.281
4 Switzerland Switzerland 1:15.202 + 0.695
5 France France 1:15.360 + 0.853
6 New Zealand New Zealand 1:15.457 + 0.950
7 Australia Australia 1:15.504 + 0.997
8 Italy Italy 1:15.614 + 1.107
9 Malaysia Malaysia 1:15.710 + 1.203
10 Lebanon Lebanon 1:15.839 + 1.332
11 South Africa South Africa 1:15.917 + 1.410
12 Mexico Mexico 1:15.972 + 1.465
13 Brazil Brazil 1:16.074 + 1.567
14 India India 1:16.146 + 1.639
15 United Kingdom Great Britain 1:16.347 + 1.840
16 Monaco Monaco 1:16.424 + 1.917
17 United States USA 1:16.791 + 2.284
18 China China 1:16.885 + 2.378
19 Indonesia Indonesia 1:17.266 + 2.759
Feature race qualifying[13]
Pos Team Time Gap
1 Republic of Ireland Ireland 1:14.411
2 Netherlands Netherlands 1:14.676 + 0.265
3 Portugal Portugal 1:14.843 + 0.432
4 Australia Australia 1:14.976 + 0.565
5 Switzerland Switzerland 1:15.043 + 0.632
6 Malaysia Malaysia 1:15.246 + 0.835
7 France France 1:15.423 + 1.012
8 United States USA 1:15.527 + 1.116
9 Lebanon Lebanon 1:15.587 + 1.176
10 New Zealand New Zealand 1:15.622 + 1.211
11 India India 1:15.699 + 1.288
12 Brazil Brazil 1:15.812 + 1.401
13 Mexico Mexico 1:15.892 + 1.481
14 United Kingdom Great Britain 1:15.902 + 1.491
15 Italy Italy 1:15.942 + 1.531
16 South Africa South Africa 1:16.164 + 1.753
17 Monaco Monaco 1:16.735 + 2.324
18 Indonesia Indonesia 1:16.783 + 2.372
19 China China 1:17.184 + 2.773

Sprint Race

For safety concerns, regarding the "S" bend near the end of the lap, the Sprint Race featured a standing start, rather than the traditional rolling start.[3]

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1 Republic of Ireland Ireland Adam Carroll 15 19:40.271 10
2 Switzerland Switzerland Neel Jani 15 + 1.488 8+1
3 Netherlands Netherlands Robert Doornbos 15 + 3.559 6
4 France France Loïc Duval 15 + 8.594 5
5 New Zealand New Zealand Chris van der Drift 15 + 11.666 4
6 Portugal Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 15 + 12.665 3
7 Italy Italy Edoardo Piscopo 15 + 14.959 2
8 Malaysia Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 15 + 15.797 1
9 India India Narain Karthikeyan 15 + 20.973
10 South Africa South Africa Adrian Zaugg 15 + 22.030
11 United States USA Marco Andretti 15 + 30.565
12 United Kingdom Great Britain Dan Clarke 15 + 31.005
13 Indonesia Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 15 + 32.361
14 Brazil Brazil Felipe Guimarães 15 + 33.134
15 Mexico Mexico Salvador Durán 15 + 40.601
16 Monaco Monaco Clivio Piccione 15 + 49.281*
17 China China Congfu Cheng 11 Spin
18 Lebanon Lebanon Daniel Morad 8 Accident
19 Australia Australia John Martin 5 Suspension

* 25 second penalty added to time, for causing an avoidable collision[14]

Feature Race

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1 Switzerland Switzerland Neel Jani 50 1:06'19.574 15
2 Republic of Ireland Ireland Adam Carroll 50 + 1.047 12
3 Portugal Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 50 + 2.379 10+1
4 Australia Australia John Martin 50 + 10.593 8
5 Netherlands Netherlands Robert Doornbos 50 + 14.402 6
6 France France Loïc Duval 50 + 17.423 5
7 India India Narain Karthikeyan 50 + 20.215 4
8 Italy Italy Edoardo Piscopo 50 + 23.156 3
9 South Africa South Africa Adrian Zaugg 50 + 23.347 2
10 Malaysia Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 50 + 26.832 1
11 United States USA Marco Andretti 50 + 45.799*
12 United Kingdom Great Britain Dan Clarke 49 + 1 lap
13 New Zealand New Zealand Chris van der Drift 49 + 1 lap
14 China China Congfu Cheng 49 + 1 lap
15 Brazil Brazil Felipe Guimarães 49 + 1 lap*
16 Mexico Mexico Salvador Durán 43 Retired
17 Indonesia Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 42 Spin
18 Monaco Monaco Clivio Piccione 33 Spin
19 Lebanon Lebanon Daniel Morad 1 Suspension

* 25 second penalty added to time – USA for passing the white line at the end of the pit lane, Brazil for causing an avoidable collision[15]

Notes

References

External links

  • Ireland Sprints ahead
  • Sprint Race results
  • Sprint Race: lap-by-lap
  • Just what the doctor ordered (Feature Race article)
  • Feature Race results
  • Feature Race: lap-by-lap


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