A1 Team Portugal

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A1 Team Portugal
Portugal
Founded 2005
Seat holder(s) Luís Figo
Carlos Queiroz
Team principal Luís Vicente
Race driver(s) Filipe Albuquerque
First race 2005–06 Great Britain
Rounds entered 32
Championships 0
Sprint race victories 0
Feature race victories 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 2
Total points 227
2008–09 position 3rd (92 pts)

A1 Team Portugal is the Portuguese team for A1 Grand Prix, an international racing series.

Management[edit]

The A1 Team Portugal team owners were the well known football player, Luís Figo, and coach Carlos Queiroz. The team's operations were run by CEO Luís Vicente, manager of the Fundação Luís Figo.

History[edit]

2008–09 season[edit]

Driver: Filipe Albuquerque

Filipe Albuquerque will be the primary driver for A1 Team Portugal through to the end of the 2009–10 season.[1] He scored his first A1GP victory in the feature race in China. With four additional podium finishes and only two races without points (both during the same event), Albuquerque went on to finish as 3rd in the 2008–09 championship, with 92 points.

2007–08 season[edit]

Drivers: Filipe Albuquerque, João Urbano

After a dismal start to the season, scoring only five points in the first six races, Team Portugal came alive after Filipe Albuquerque became lead driver. The team scored three podiums, and finished 11th in the championship.

2006–07 season[edit]

Drivers: Álvaro Parente, João Urbano

Team Portugal only competed in four rounds of the 2006-07 season, starting with the Durban race. They scored twice, and finished in 17th place in the championship.

2005–06 season[edit]

Drivers: César Campaniço, Álvaro Parente

In the inaugural season, Team Portugal took 3 podiums en route to 9th in the championship.

FPAK A1GP Portugal Junior Team[edit]

The Federação Portuguesa de Automobilismo e Karting (FPKA) and the A1 Team Portugal create in November 2007 the FPAK A1GP Portugal Junior Team to encourage Portuguese drivers into A1GP.[2] This project, give to Portuguese Cup and Open Racing Series in Portugal drivers, the opportunities to take part in the rookie sessions or practice events. The first driver to benefit from this Junior Team is Gonçalo Araújo will take part in the rookie session at Zuhai during the fourth round of the 2007–08 season.
Except Gonçalo Araújo, Bruno Serra and Frederico Duarte will take part of Junior Team in 2007-08. This season, its Armando Parente, António Félix da Costa, Gonçalo Araújo and Bruno Serra.[3]

Drivers[edit]

Name Seasons Races
(Starts)
A1GP Title Wins Sprint
wins
Main
wins
2nd 3rd Poles Fastest
Laps
Points
Filipe Albuquerque 2007–08, 2008–09 11(22) 1 1 4 4 2 146
João Urbano 2006–07, 2007–08 7(14) 5
Álvaro Parente 2005–06, 2006–07 13(26) 1 2 76
César Campaniço 2005–06 1(2) 0

Complete A1 Grand Prix Results[edit]

(key), "spr" indicates the Sprint Race, "fea" indicates the Feature Race.

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 Carlin Motorsport Lola,
Zytek,
Cooper Avon
United Kingdom
GBR
Germany
GER
Portugal
PRT
Australia
AUS
Malaysia
MYS
United Arab Emirates
UAE
South Africa
RSA
Indonesia
INA
Mexico
MEX
United States
USA
China
CHN
66 9th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Álvaro Parente 8 Ret Ret 11 6 5 2 7 9 18 8 4 8 3 19 Ret Ret 10 3 4
César Campaniço 13 12
2006–07 Team Astromega 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
10 17th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Álvaro Parente 8 5 14 7 11 11
João Urbano 19 13
2007–08 A1 Team Portugal 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
59 11th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
João Urbano 11 Ret 9 18 13 Ret 19 12 8 12 12 16
Filipe Albuquerque 7 3 6 7 3 2 6 7
2008–09 Boer Racing Services Ferrari,
Ferrari,
Michelin
Netherlands
NED
China
CHN
Malaysia
MYS
New Zealand
NZL
South Africa
RSA
Portugal
POR
United Kingdom
GBR
92 3rd
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Filipe Albuquerque 9 Ret 6 1 4 2 6 3 2 5 3 2 5 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portugal names its man". a1gp.com. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  2. ^ Portugal names next three rookies a1gp.com (December 03, 2007)
  3. ^ Projecto "Júnior Team" arranca com Armando Parente infordesporto.sapo.pt (November 11, 2008)

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