2008 GP2 Asia Series season

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2008 GP2 Asia Series season
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The 2008 GP2 Asia Series season was the first GP2 Asia Series season. It started on 25 January and ended on 12 April. Romain Grosjean became the champion, with his team, ART Grand Prix, taking the teams' title despite his team-mate Stephen Jelley scoring no points.

Entry list[edit]

Team No Driver Rounds
United Kingdom iSport International 1 India Karun Chandhok All
2 Brazil Bruno Senna All
France ART Grand Prix 3 United Kingdom Stephen Jelley All
4 France Romain Grosjean All
Spain Campos Grand Prix 5 Russia Vitaly Petrov All
6 Brazil Diego Nunes 1
United Kingdom Ben Hanley 2–5
United Kingdom Super Nova International 7 Denmark Christian Bakkerud All
8 Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy All
France DAMS 9 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio All
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi All
Netherlands Trust Team Arden 11 Pakistan Adam Khan 1–2
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 3–5
12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi All
Italy Durango 14 Brazil Alberto Valerio All
15 Italy Davide Valsecchi All
Italy FMS International 16 Spain Adrián Vallés All
17 Romania Michael Herck 1–4
Spain Roldán Rodríguez 5
Italy Trident Racing 18 Latvia Harald Schlegelmilch All
19 China Ho-Pin Tung All
Brazil Piquet Sports 20 Italy Marcello Puglisi All
21 Italy Marco Bonanomi All
United Kingdom David Price Racing 22 India Armaan Ebrahim All
23 Spain Andy Soucek 1
Brazil Diego Nunes 2–5
Spain BCN Competicion 24 Serbia Miloš Pavlović All
25 Turkey Jason Tahincioglu All
Malaysia Qi-Meritus Mahara 26 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto All
27 Italy Luca Filippi All

Calendar[edit]

Pre-Season Testing Schedule[edit]

Date Circuit Country Fastest Driver Team Fastest Lap
19 January United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome United Arab Emirates France Romain Grosjean France ART Grand Prix 1:22.497
20 January Italy Luca Filippi Malaysia Qi-Meritus Mahara 1:21.562
22 January France Romain Grosjean France ART Grand Prix 1:21.595
23 January France Romain Grosjean France ART Grand Prix 1:21.482

Race Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Country Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1 R1 United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome United Arab Emirates 25 January France Romain Grosjean Brazil Bruno Senna France Romain Grosjean France ART Grand Prix Report
R2 26 January France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France ART Grand Prix
2 R1 Indonesia Sentul International Circuit Indonesia 16 February Russia Vitaly Petrov Brazil Bruno Senna Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Netherlands Trust Team Arden Report
R2 17 February Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy United Kingdom Super Nova Racing
3 R1 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit Malaysia 22 March France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean Russia Vitaly Petrov Spain Campos Grand Prix Report
R2 23 March Brazil Bruno Senna Japan Kamui Kobayashi France DAMS
4 R1 Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit Bahrain 5 April France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France ART Grand Prix Report
R2 6 April Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Japan Kamui Kobayashi France DAMS
5 R1 United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome United Arab Emirates 11 April France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France ART Grand Prix Report
R2 12 April Italy Davide Valsecchi Italy Marco Bonanomi Brazil Piquet Sports

Championship standings[edit]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 8 classified finishers in the Feature race, and to the top 6 classified finishers in the Sprint race. The pole-sitter in the feature race will also receive two points, and one point is given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the feature and sprint races. No extra points are awarded to the pole-sitter in the sprint race.

Feature race points
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Sprint race points

Points are awarded to the top 6 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 6 5 4 3 2 1

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver DUB1
United Arab Emirates
IDN
Indonesia
MYS
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
DUB2
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 France Romain Grosjean 1 1 4 4 9 2 1 Ret 1 Ret 61
2 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi DSQ Ret 1 7 Ret Ret 2 2 2 2 37
3 Russia Vitaly Petrov Ret 9 5 3 1 3 10 3 4 Ret 33
4 Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 8 2 8 1 2 6 Ret Ret 11 6 24
5 Brazil Bruno Senna 2 19 7 2 Ret 8 4 Ret DSQ 11 23
6 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 13 Ret Ret 15 5 1 3 1 20 14 22
7 Spain Adrián Vallés 4 Ret 2 5 Ret 20 5 Ret Ret 10 19
8 Italy Davide Valsecchi 17 6 Ret 19 4 4 6 6 14 4 17
9 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 6 5 9 8 3 5 13
10 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto 6 4 Ret 20 Ret 10 12 4 5 13 13
11 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio 11 8 Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 12 7 3 12
12 Italy Marco Bonanomi 20 13 Ret 8 Ret 15 Ret Ret 6 1 9
13 India Karun Chandhok 7 3 Ret 13 Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret 7
14 Spain Andy Soucek 3 7 6
15 United Kingdom Ben Hanley 3 16 Ret 14 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6
16 Serbia Miloš Pavlović 10 14 6 Ret 7 12 19 15 8 Ret 6
17 Italy Luca Filippi 5 Ret DSQ‡ 21 Ret Ret Ret 11 12 Ret 4
18 Latvia Harald Schlegelmilch 14 18 Ret Ret 8 Ret 14 5 16 7 3
19 Brazil Alberto Valerio 9 5 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 17 13 15 2
20 Brazil Diego Nunes 12 DNS Ret 10 10 13 7 Ret 17 12 2
21 China Ho-Pin Tung 22 10 Ret 6 Ret 16 Ret 7 10 DSQ 1
22 Turkey Jason Tahincioglu 19 16 Ret 17 12 Ret 17 13 9 8 0
23 Romania Michael Herck Ret 17 9 12 11 11 15 14 0
24 United Kingdom Stephen Jelley 15 12 DSQ Ret Ret 18 16 9 18 DNS 0
25 Italy Marcello Puglisi 16 Ret Ret 18 13 9 18 Ret Ret Ret 0
26 India Armaan Ebrahim 21 Ret Ret 9 Ret 19 13 16 19 Ret 0
27 Denmark Christian Bakkerud Ret 11 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 0
28 Pakistan Adam Khan 18 15 Ret 11 0
29 Spain Roldán Rodríguez 15 Ret 0
Pos Driver DUB1
United Arab Emirates
IDN
Indonesia
MYS
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
DUB2
United Arab Emirates
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • ‡ — Luca Filippi was stripped of the victory after stewards found out he had used tyres allocated to his teammate Hiroki Yoshimoto.[1]

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team Car
No.
DUB1
United Arab Emirates
IDN
Indonesia
MYS
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
DUB2
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 France ART Grand Prix 3 15 12 DSQ Ret Ret 18 16 9 18 DNS 61
4 1 1 4 4 9 2 1 Ret 1 Ret
2 Netherlands Trust Team Arden 11 18 15 Ret 11 6 5 9 8 3 5 50
12 DSQ Ret 1 7 Ret Ret 2 2 2 2
3 Spain Campos Grand Prix 5 Ret 9 5 3 1 3 10 3 4 Ret 39
6 12 DNS 3 16 Ret 14 Ret 10 Ret Ret
4 France DAMS 9 11 8 Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 12 7 3 34
10 13 Ret Ret 15 5 1 3 1 19 14
5 United Kingdom iSport International 1 7 3 Ret 13 Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret 30
2 2 19 7 2 Ret 8 4 Ret DSQ 11
6 United Kingdom Super Nova Racing 7 Ret 11 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 24
8 8 2 8 1 2 6 Ret Ret 11 6
7 Italy FMS International 16 4 Ret 2 5 Ret 20 5 Ret Ret 10 19
17 Ret 17 9 12 11 11 15 14 15 Ret
8 Italy Durango 14 9 5 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 17 13 15 19
15 17 6 Ret 19 4 4 6 6 14 4
9 Malaysia Qi-Meritus Mahara 26 6 4 Ret 20 Ret 10 12 4 5 13 17
27 5 Ret DSQ‡ 21 Ret Ret Ret 11 12 Ret
10 Brazil Piquet Sports 20 16 Ret Ret 18 13 9 18 Ret Ret Ret 9
21 20 13 Ret 8 Ret 15 Ret Ret 6 1
11 United Kingdom David Price Racing 22 21 Ret Ret 9 Ret 19 13 16 19 Ret 8
23 3 7 Ret 10 10 13 7 Ret 17 12
12 Spain BCN Competicion 24 10 14 6 Ret 7 12 19 12 8 Ret 6
25 19 16 Ret 17 12 Ret 17 13 9 8
13 Italy Trident Racing 18 14 18 Ret Ret 8 Ret 14 5 16 7 4
19 22 10 Ret 6 Ret 16 Ret 7 10 DSQ
Pos Team Car
No.
DUB1
United Arab Emirates
IDN
Indonesia
MYS
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
DUB2
United Arab Emirates
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • ‡ — Luca Filippi was stripped of the victory after stewards found out he had used tyres allocated to his teammate Hiroki Yoshimoto.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filippi excluded, Buemi wins at Sentul". autosport.com. 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Filippi excluded, Buemi wins at Sentul". autosport.com. 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-16.