A1 Team Netherlands

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A1 Team Netherlands
Netherlands
Founded 2005
Seat holder(s) Jan Lammers
Team principal -
Race driver(s) Jeroen Bleekemolen
Robert Doornbos
Car nickname -
First race 2005–06 Great Britain
Rounds entered 39 (77 starts)
Championships 0
Sprint race victories 3
Feature race victories 1
Pole positions 5
Fastest laps 1
Total points 294
2008-09 position 4th (75 pts)

A1 Team Netherlands is the Dutch team of A1 Grand Prix, an international racing series.

Management[edit]

A1 Team Netherlands' owner is former Formula One driver and Le Mans winner Jan Lammers. The team is managed by Lammers's racing team Racing for Holland, notable for their participation in the 24 hours of Le Mans and FIA sportscars series.

History[edit]

The 2005-06 season had a difficult start for Team Netherlands. In the first two sprint races the car was hit in the first turn on both the Brands Hatch and EuroSpeedway circuits. Despite these setbacks, Jos Verstappen showed impressive overtaking action in the main races moving from the back of the grid to the seventh position. The season continued with average results, with 4th up to 19th positions as endresults.

The street circuit of Durban, South Africa brought the first victory for A1 Team Netherlands as in the last turn of the main race, Jos Verstappen managed to take the lead from the Swiss car. A similar manoeuvre that failed during the sprint race forced Verstappen to start from the 16th place on the grid.

In 2006-07 Team Netherlands finished 5th in the championship, with one victory.

In 2007-08 Team Netherlands finished 7th in the championship, with 2 podiums.

For the 2008-09 season Jeroen Bleekemolen returned as a driver, alongside A1GP rookie Robert Doornbos. Both drivers alternated races, starting with Bleekemolen at Zandvoort.[1] Team Netherlands finished 4th in the championship, with both drivers having scored one victory in a sprint race.

Drivers[edit]

Name Seasons Rounds
(Starts)
Titles Wins Sprint
wins
Feature
wins
2nd 3rd Poles Fastest
Laps
Points
Jeroen Bleekemolen 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 24 (47 starts) 2 2 2 1 3 187 [* 1]
Robert Doornbos 2008-09 3 (5 starts) 1 1 1 1 1 1 31
Renger van der Zande 2006-07 2 (3 starts) 7
Jos Verstappen 2005-06 11 (22 starts) 1 1 1 69
  1. ^ This includes the 6 points scored during the 2008–09 Malaysian Grand Prix, where the team scored its worst result of the 2008–09 season and the points of which were therefore later deducted.

Complete A1 Grand Prix Results[edit]

(key), "spr" indicates the Sprint Race, "fea" indicates the Feature Race.(results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Racing
team
Chassis,
Engine,
Tyres
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 Racing for Holland Lola,
Zytek,
Cooper Avon
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Portugal
POR
Australia
AUS
Malaysia
MYS
United Arab Emirates
UAE
South Africa
RSA
Indonesia
INA
Mexico
MEX
United States
USA
China
CHN
69 7th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Jos Verstappen Ret 7 Ret 7 4 Ret 7 4 5 16 11 9 16 1 7 6 4 2 14 Ret Ret 17
2006–07 Racing for Holland Lola,
Zytek,
Cooper Avon
Netherlands
NED
Czech Republic
CZE
China
BEI
Malaysia
MYS
Indonesia
INA
New Zealand
NZL
Australia
AUS
South Africa
RSA
Mexico
MEX
China
SHA
United Kingdom
GBR
57 5th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Jeroen Bleekemolen 9 4 11 9 1 Ret 7 9 13 DSQ 4 5 5 4 4 6 17 6 5
Renger van der Zande 9 9 4
2007–08 Racing for Holland Lola,
Zytek,
Cooper Avon
Netherlands
NED
Czech Republic
CZE
Malaysia
MYS
China
ZHU
New Zealand
NZL
Australia
AUS
South Africa
RSA
Mexico
MEX
China
SHA
United Kingdom
GBR
87 7th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Jeroen Bleekemolen 3 8 5 2 18 4 9 Ret 5 8 9 8 5 4 8 4 17 18 9 6
2008–09 Racing for Holland Ferrari,
Ferrari,
Michelin
Netherlands
NED
China
CHN
Malaysia
MYS
New Zealand
NZL
South Africa
RSA
Portugal
POR
United Kingdom
GBR
75 4th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Jeroen Bleekemolen 4 5 6 8 1 4 6 2
Robert Doornbos 2 16 3 5 1 DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netherlands names its drivers". a1gp.com. 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 

External links[edit]