2008–09 Speedcar Series season

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2008–09 Speedcar Series season
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The 2008–09 Speedcar Series season was the second Speedcar Series championship. The championship consisted of five meetings, starting on December 5, 2008 at the Dubai Autodrome in the United Arab Emirates and finishing at the Bahrain International Circuit on April 25, 2009. Gianni Morbidelli finished as champion, pipping defending champion Johnny Herbert by just two points.

Entry list[edit]

2008–09 Entry List
Team No Driver Rounds
United States Palm Beach 04 Italy Thomas Biagi 2–5
07 Sweden Stefan Johansson 1
10 Italy Gianni Morbidelli All
United Arab Emirates Continental Circus 09 Germany Marcel Tiemann 1
Italy Enzo Panacci 2
26 Austria Christopher Zoechling 4–5
32 France Eric Charles 1–2, 4
80 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 5
Monaco JMB Racing 13 France Damien Pasini All
69 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert All
Italy Scuderia Giudici 09 Italy Gianni Giudici 5
96 United Arab Emirates Ramez Azzam 5
United Arab Emirates UP 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi All
85 United Arab Emirates Hasher Al Maktoum All
United Arab Emirates Ramez Azzam* 4
Germany Phoenix Racing
Italy Team Lavaggi
21 Austria Mathias Lauda 1
United Kingdom Chris Buncombe 2
33 Italy Marco Melandri 3–4
80 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 1–4
United Kingdom West-Tec 21 United Kingdom Chris Buncombe 5
44 France David Terrien 5
Italy Durango 25 Austria Christopher Zoechling 1–3
Bahrain Hamad Al Fardan 4
32 Italy Marco Cioci 5
44 France David Terrien 4
71 France Nicolas Navarro 5
96 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 1–3
United Kingdom HPR 27 France Jean Alesi All
50 Hong Kong Marchy Lee All
Qatar QMMF Team 59 Qatar Fahad Al Thani 3
95 Qatar Ahamad Al Kuwari 3
Qatar Team Siram/Team Barwa 90 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi 2
Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 3

* – Ramez Azzam replaced Hasher Al Maktoum in the second race of the second Dubai meeting.

Race calendar[edit]

Round Location Circuit Date Winning Driver
1 R1  United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome December 5 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
R2 December 6 Race cancelled.[1]
2 R1  Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit January 23 France Jean Alesi
R2 January 24 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
3 R1  Qatar Losail International Circuit February 13 Italy Gianni Morbidelli
R2 February 14 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
4 R1  United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome February 27 France Jean Alesi
R2 February 28 France Jean Alesi
5 R1  Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit April 24 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
R2 April 25 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver DUB
1

United Arab Emirates
DUB
2

United Arab Emirates
BHR
1

Bahrain
BHR
2

Bahrain
LOS
1

Qatar
LOS
2

Qatar
DUB
1

United Arab Emirates
DUB
2

United Arab Emirates
BHR
1

Bahrain
BHR
2

Bahrain
Points
1 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 3 C 4 2 1 2 7 2 5 5 55
2 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 4 C 3 1 3 6 5 3 1 6 53
3 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1 C Ret 8 2 1 12 Ret 3 1 45
4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 2 C 2 4 Ret 5 3 4 2 12 44
5 France Jean Alesi 10 C 1 6 4 Ret 1 1 Ret 10 38
6 Italy Thomas Biagi 6 3 7 3 9 6 8 2 29
7 United Arab Emirates Hasher Al Maktoum 5 C 5 7 6 Ret 6 DNS 6 3 25
8 Austria Christopher Zoechling 11 C Ret Ret 9 4 2 10 4 8 19
9 France Damien Pasini 8 C 7 5 Ret 8 8 9 7 Ret 11
10 France David Terrien 4 5 Ret Ret 9
11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 6 C 10 Ret 5 Ret 7
12 Hong Kong Marchy Lee 7 C Ret Ret Ret 7 11 7 12 9 6
13 France Nicolas Navarro 9 4 5
14 United Kingdom Chris Buncombe 9 9 Ret 7 2
15 Italy Marco Melandri 8 11 10 8 2
16 Italy Giovanni Lavaggi 8 10 1
17 Qatar Nasser Al-Attiyah 10 9 0
18 France Eric Charles 9 C 11 11 Ret 12 0
19 United Arab Emirates Ramez Azzam 11 10 Ret 0
20 Qatar Fahad Al Thani 12 10 0
21 Italy Marco Cioci 11 11 0
22 Qatar Ahamad Al Kuwari 11 Ret 0
23 Bahrain Hamad Al Fardan 13 Ret 0
Italy Gianni Giudici Ret Ret 0
Italy Enzo Panacci Ret Ret 0
Sweden Stefan Johansson Ret C 0
Austria Mathias Lauda Ret C 0
Germany Marcel Tiemann Ret C 0
Pos Driver DUB
1

United Arab Emirates
DUB
2

United Arab Emirates
BHR
1

Bahrain
BHR
2

Bahrain
LOS
1

Qatar
LOS
2

Qatar
DUB
1

United Arab Emirates
DUB
2

United Arab Emirates
BHR
1

Bahrain
BHR
2

Bahrain
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)
  • Results in bold indicate pole position.
  • Results in italics indicate fastest lap.

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