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A1 Team South Africa

A1 Team South Africa
South Africa
Founded 2005
Seat holder(s) Tokyo Sexwale
Team principal -
Race driver(s) Adrian Zaugg, Alan van der Merwe
Car nickname Vulindlela
First race 2005-06 Great Britain
Rounds entered 33
Championships 0
Sprint race victories 2
Feature race victories 1
Pole positions 5
Fastest laps 3
Total points 143
2008-09 position 9th (3 pts)

A1 Team South Africa is the South African team of A1 Grand Prix, an international racing series.


  • Management 1
  • History 2
    • 2008–09 season 2.1
    • 2007–08 season 2.2
    • 2006–07 season 2.3
    • 2005–06 season 2.4
  • Drivers 3
  • Complete A1 Grand Prix results 4
  • External links 5


A1 Team South Africa owner is Tokyo Sexwale. The Chief Executive Officer of the team is Dana Cooper and the technical and sporting manager is Mike Carroll. For the 2006-07 season South Africa have enlisted DAMS to run their car, the outfit which ran the French and Swiss teams to 1st and 2nd places in 2005-06.


2008–09 season

Driver: Adrian Zaugg

2007–08 season

Driver: Adrian Zaugg

Consistent scoring, two victories, and two podiums brought Team South Africa 5th place in the championship.

2006–07 season

Drivers: Stephen Simpson, Shane Brewer, Adrian Zaugg

Team South Africa had mixed fortunes in 2006-07. A victory, a podium, and two high-placing results were offset by other bad results, and the team finished in 14th position.

2005–06 season

Drivers: Tomas Scheckter, Stephen Simpson

In the inaugural season, Team South Africa scored a podium en route to 17th place in the championship.


Name Seasons Races
A1GP Title Wins Sprint
2nd 3rd Poles Fastest
Tomas Scheckter 2005-06 2 (4) 1
Stephen Simpson 2005-06, 2006-07 10 (20) 1 0 19
Shane Brewer 2006-07 4 (8) 0
Adrian Zaugg 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 17 (34) 3 2 1 1 2 5 3 123

Complete A1 Grand Prix results

(), "spr" indicate a Sprint Race, "fea" indicate a Main Race.
Year Racing
Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Points Rank
2005-06 BCN Competicion Lola,
Cooper Avon
GBR spr GBR fea GER spr GER fea PRT spr PRT fea AUS spr AUS fea MYS spr MYS fea ARE spr ARE fea ZAF spr ZAF fea IDN spr IDN fea MEX spr MEX fea USA spr USA fea CHN spr CHN fea 20 17th
Stephen Simpson 24 6 Ret Ret Ret 12 12 3 Ret 5 Ret 11 Ret 18 11 Ret 11 14
Tomas Scheckter 12 Ret 10 Ret
2006-07 DAMS Lola
Cooper Avon
NED spr NED fea CZE spr CZE fea BEI spr BEI fea MYS spr MYS fea IDN spr IDN fea NZ spr NZ fea AUS spr AUS fea ZAF spr ZAF fea MEX spr MEX fea SHA spr SHA fea GBR spr GBR fea 24 14th
Adrian Zaugg 1 Ret Ret 5 13 12 7 Ret 4 3 15 Ret
Stephen Simpson Ret 11
Shane Brewer 3 Ret 7 6 16 Ret 8 12
2007-08 DAMS Lola
Cooper Avon
NED spr NED fea CZE spr CZE fea MYS spr MYS fea ZHU spr ZHU fea NZ spr NZ fea AUS spr AUS fea ZAF spr ZAF fea MEX spr MEX fea SHA spr SHA fea GBR spr GBR fea 96 5th
Adrian Zaugg 1 2 4 16 10 Ret Ret 3 4 7 7 1 13 7 Ret 6 7 16 7 11
2008-09 DAMS Ferrari,
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Adrian Zaugg 6 Ret 5 9 9 5 10 9 7 Ret 17 Ret
Alan van der Merwe 15 11

External links

  • Official A1 Grand Prix Web Site
  • Official A1 Team South Africa web site
  • Stephen Simpson
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