2008–09 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand

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Flag of New Zealand.svg 2008–09 A1GP of New Zealand
Race Details
Race 4 of 7 in the 2008–09 A1GP season.
Taupo Motorsports Park.svg
Date January 25, 2009
Location Taupo Motorsport Park
Taupo, New Zealand
Weather
Sprint race
Qualifying
Pole Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland (Adam Carroll)
Time 1:14.507
Podium
1st Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland (Adam Carroll)
2nd Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
3rd Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (Robert Doornbos)
Fastest Lap
FL Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
Time 1:15.021, (Lap 10)
Feature race
Qualifying
Pole Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland (Adam Carroll)
Time 1:14.411
Podium
1st Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
2nd Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland (Adam Carroll)
3rd Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal (Filipe Albuquerque)
Fastest Lap
FL Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal (Filipe Albuquerque)
Time 1:14.898, (Lap 30)
Official Classifications
PDF Booklet

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chaves samples A1GP car". a1gp.com. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  2. ^ "2008/09, Taupo, New Zealand, Rookies combined". autosport.com. 2009-01-23. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "OFFICIAL PREVIEW: Taupo". a1gp.com. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  4. ^ a b "A1Teams Nominate Drivers for Taupo". a1.gpgrid.com. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Clarke to drive for GBR at Taupo". autosport.com. 2009-01-21. Archived from the original on 25 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  6. ^ "Dan Clarke for New Zealand". a1gp.com. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2009-01-21. 
  7. ^ a b "Fauzy back for Malaysia". a1gp.com. 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  8. ^ a b "Duran Duran". a1gp.com. 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  9. ^ a b c "Rookies ready for Taupo". a1gp.com. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  10. ^ "No PowerBoost qualifying for Taupo". a1gp.com. 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  11. ^ "Taupo qualifying's mirror". a1gp.com. 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  12. ^ "Sprint: starting grid". a1gp.com. 2009-01-24. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  13. ^ "Feature: starting grid". a1gp.com. 2009-01-24. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  14. ^ "Brazil and Monaco's magnetic day". a1gp.com. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  15. ^ "USA penalised in Feature". a1gp.com. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2009-01-25. 

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