2005–06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa

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2005-06 A1GP of South Africa
Race Details
Race 7 of 11 in the 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season.
Date 29 January 2006
Location Durban street circuit
Durban, South Africa
Weather Fine
Qualifying
Pole Flag of France.svg France (Alexandre Premat)
Time 2'36.841 (1'18.246, 1'18.595)
Sprint Race
1st Flag of France.svg France (Alexandre Premat)
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain (Robbie Kerr)
3rd Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
Main Race
1st Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands (Jos Verstappen)
2nd Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
3rd Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal (Alvaro Parente)
Fast Lap
FL Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil (Nelson Piquet Jr)
Time 1'18.178, (Lap 39 of Main Race)
Official Classifications
Prac1 ·Prac2 ·Prac3 ·Qual ·SRace ·MRace

The 2005–06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa was an A1 Grand Prix race, held on the weekend of 29 January 2006 at a street course in Durban, South Africa. This was the only street course of the 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season.


Report[edit]

Practice[edit]

The first practice session was wet, and the second was wetter. Both were interrupted by several red flags. Ananda Mikola driving for A1 Team Indonesia was fastest in the first session with a time of 1:28.477. Will Davison from A1 Team Australia was fastest in the second session with a time of 1:30.520.

During the third practice, on Saturday, A1 Team Pakistan driver Adam Khan was involved in a serious crash, forcing a helicopter flight to the nearest hospital for precautionary CT scans. These scans showed negative, but Khan was unable to compete in the remainder of the weekend's events, replaced by A1 Team Italy's backup driver, Enrico Toccacelo but Pakistan would not score points.

Qualifying[edit]

Sprint race[edit]

Main race[edit]

Results[edit]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification took place on Saturday, 28 January 2006.

Pos Team Driver Q1 Time Q2 Time Q3 Time Q4 Time Aggregate Gap
1 France France Alexandre Premat 1'20.484 1'18.246 1'18.595 -- 2'36.841 --
2 United Kingdom Great Britain Robbie Kerr 1'20.647 1'19.158 1'18.921 -- 2'38.079 1.238
3 Switzerland Switzerland Neel Jani 1'20.387 1'19.056 1'19.778 1'19.037 2'38.093 1.252
4 Netherlands The Netherlands Jos Verstappen 1'20.208 1'19.628 1'19.198 1'19.254 2'38.452 1.611
5 Republic of Ireland Ireland Ralph Firman 1'20.342 1'19.258 1'19.251 1'20.340 2'38.509 1.668
6 Czech Republic Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 1'19.591 -- 1'19.285 1'19.256 2'38.541 1.700
7 New Zealand New Zealand Matt Halliday 1'19.842 1'20.018 1'19.331 1'19.525 2'38.856 2.015
8 Brazil Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 1'20.907 1'19.630 1'20.172 1'19.246 2'38.876 2.035
9 Canada Canada Sean McIntosh 1'21.905 1'19.349 1'19.647 -- 2'38.996 2.155
10 Malaysia Malaysia Alex Yoong 1'20.498 1'19.652 1'19.875 1'19.545 2'39.197 2.356
11 Indonesia Indonesia Ananda Mikola 1'45.053 1'19.989 1'20.653 1'19.251 2'39.240 2.399
12 Germany Germany Timo Scheider 1'21.730 1'19.773 1'19.880 1'19.552 2'39.325 2.484
13 United States USA Philip Giebler 1'20.867 1'19.762 1'19.593 -- 2'39.355 2.514
14 Italy Italy Massimiliano Busnelli 1'20.503 1'19.640 -- 1'19.779 2'39.419 2.578
15 Portugal Portugal Alvaro Parente 1'20.198 1'19.924 1'19.953 1'19.747 2'39.671 2.830
16 South Africa South Africa Stephen Simpson 1'21.557 1'20.570 1'20.737 1'19.623 2'40.193 3.352
17 Australia Australia Will Davison 1'22.481 1'20.969 1'20.566 1'20.086 2'40.652 3.811
18 Lebanon Lebanon Basil Shaaban 1'22.614 1'20.837 1'21.008 -- 2'41.845 5.004
19 Mexico Mexico David Martínez 1'22.600 1'20.810 1'21.076 1'21.036 2'41.846 5.005
20 China China Tengyi Jiang 1'22.976 1'21.286 1'21.538 1'23.357 2'42.824 5.983
21 Austria Austria Mathias Lauda 1'22.326 1'21.463 1'21.408 -- 2'42.871 6.030
22 India India Armaan Ebrahim 1'25.020 1'23.393 1'23.487 -- 2'46.880 10.039
23 Pakistan Pakistan Adam Khan * -- -- -- -- -- --

Sprint Race Results[edit]

The Sprint Race took place on Sunday, 29 January 2006.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1 France France Alexandre Premat 20 31:06.730 10
2 United Kingdom Great Britain Robbie Kerr 20 +0.243 9
3 Switzerland Switzerland Neel Jani 20 +5.850 8
4 Republic of Ireland Ireland Ralph Firman 20 +6.160 7
5 Czech Republic Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 20 +8.506 6
6 New Zealand New Zealand Matt Halliday 20 +9.623 5
7 Germany Germany Timo Scheider 20 +10.112 4
8 Portugal Portugal Alvaro Parente 20 +14.066 3
9 Australia Australia Will Davison 20 +22.099 2
10 Mexico Mexico David Martínez 20 +32.780 1
11 Pakistan Pakistan Enrico Toccacelo 20 +36.575
12 Canada Canada Sean McIntosh 20 +39.260
13 United States USA Philip Giebler 20 +42.131
14 India India Armaan Ebrahim 20 +1'25.715
15 Austria Austria Mathias Lauda 20 +1'27.136
16 Netherlands The Netherlands Jos Verstappen 19 +1 Lap
17 Lebanon Lebanon Basil Shaaban 18 +2 Laps
18 China China Tengyi Jiang 17 +3 Laps
19 Brazil Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 16 +4 Laps
20 South Africa South Africa Stephen Simpson 13 +7 Laps
21 Indonesia Indonesia Ananda Mikola 0 +20 Laps
22 Italy Italy Massimiliano Busnelli 0 +20 Laps
23 Malaysia Malaysia Alex Yoong 0 +20 Laps

Main Race Results[edit]

The Main Race took place on Sunday, 29 January 2006.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1 Netherlands The Netherlands Jos Verstappen 40 1'00:46.099 10
2 Switzerland Switzerland Neel Jani 40 +1.774 9
3 Portugal Portugal Alvaro Parente 40 +1.965 8
4 New Zealand New Zealand Matt Halliday 40 +4.352 7
5 South Africa South Africa Stephen Simpson 40 +9.433 6
6 Italy Italy Massimiliano Busnelli 40 +10.735 5
7 Austria Austria Mathias Lauda 40 +30.123 4
8 France France Alexandre Premat 40 +37.217 * 3
9 Brazil Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 40 +1'03.631 2
10 Canada Canada Sean McIntosh 36 +4 Laps 1
11 Germany Germany Timo Scheider 35 +5 Laps
12 China China Tengyi Jiang 35 +5 Laps
13 Pakistan Pakistan Enrico Toccacelo 31 +9 Laps
14 Mexico Mexico David Martínez 30 +10 Laps
15 Lebanon Lebanon Basil Shaaban 27 +13 Laps
16 Malaysia Malaysia Alex Yoong 25 +15 Laps
17 Republic of Ireland Ireland Ralph Firman 14 +26 Laps
18 India India Armaan Ebrahim 10 +30 Laps
19 Indonesia Indonesia Ananda Mikola 10 +30 Laps
20 United Kingdom Great Britain Robbie Kerr 9 +31 Laps
21 Czech Republic Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 7 +33 Laps
22 Australia Australia Will Davison 2 +38 Laps
23 United States USA Philip Giebler 2 +38 Laps

* Team France 25 seconds penalty by steward's decision.

Total Points[edit]

Team Points SR MR FL
Switzerland Switzerland 17 8 9 --
France France 13 10 3 --
New Zealand New Zealand 12 5 7 --
Portugal Portugal 11 3 8 --
Netherlands The Netherlands 10 -- 10 --
United Kingdom Great Britain 9 9 -- --
Republic of Ireland Ireland 7 7 -- --
Czech Republic Czech Republic 6 6 -- --
South Africa South Africa 6 -- 6 --
Italy Italy 5 -- 5 --
Austria Austria 4 -- 4 --
Germany Germany 4 4 -- --
Brazil Brazil 3 -- 2 1
Australia Australia 2 2 -- --
Canada Canada 1 -- 1 --
Mexico Mexico 1 1 -- --
  • Fastest Lap: A1 Team Brazil (1'18.178 / 151.2 km/h, lap 39 of Main Race)

References[edit]


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