Super Nova Racing

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United Kingdom Super Nova Racing
Logo supernova.jpg
Full name Super Nova Racing
Founded 1991
Base United Kingdom Griston, Norfolk, UK
Founder/s David Sears
Team principal/s David Sears
GP2 Series record
Debut 2005
Latest race 2011
Races competed 143
Race victories 7
Pole positions 4
Fastest laps 8
Debut 2008
Latest race 2011
Races competed 33
Race victories 1
Pole positions 0
Fastest laps 3
Other Series
Current Series Auto GP
Former Series Formula 3000
A1 Grand Prix
GP2 Series
Drivers' Titles 1995 Formula 3000 (Sospiri)
1997 Formula 3000 (Zonta)
1998 Formula 3000 (Montoya)
2002 Formula 3000 (Bourdais)
2012 Auto GP (Quaife-Hobbs)
2013 Auto GP (Ghirelli)
Teams' Titles 1995 Formula 3000
1996 Formula 3000
1997 Formula 3000
1998 Formula 3000
2000 Formula 3000
2006-07 A1 GP (Germany)
2012 Auto GP
2013 Auto GP

Super Nova Racing is a British racing team that has competed in Formula 3000/GP2 and the A1 Grand Prix series. Super Nova first entered racing in 1991. Super Nova was a new incarnation of the pre-existing David Sears Motorsport, sponsored by the Nova chain of Japanese English schools and also ran the Danish Den Blå Avis outfit.

In July 2007, naming sponsor Nova's legal problems became the subject of intense media coverage in Japan, and by the end of September 2007 the company was reported to be unable to pay staff salaries or rent, being declared bankrupt in November 2007 amidst a widening scandal about business improprieties, but SuperNova continued to list Nova as a sponsor.[1] On 24 June 2008, President Saruhashi of the Nova chain of English schools was taken into police custody and faced charges of embezzlement.[2] In August 2009, Saruhashi was convicted and sentenced to a 42 month jail term.

In February 2012, it was announced that Super Nova would withdraw from the GP2 Series. They were replaced by the Italian team Lazarus.[3]

On 1 July 2014 Super Nova announced that it will be competing in the FIA Formula E Championship under the Trulli GP name.

Complete series results[edit]

AutoGP[edit]

Auto GP Results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Lola B05/52–Zytek New Zealand Jonny Reid 12 0 1 0 16 10th 3rd
Italy Giorgio Pantano 6 0 0 0 7 13th†
United States Jake Rosenzweig 2 0 0 0 5 17th
Italy Luca Filippi 4 1 0 1 10 5th†
2011 Lola B05/52–Zytek South Africa Adrian Zaugg 2 0 0 1 3 19th 4th
United Kingdom Jon Lancaster 4 1 0 1 51 11th
Italy Luca Filippi 12 1 1 4 127 2nd
2012 Lola B05/52–Zytek United Kingdom Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 14 5 6 4 221 1st 1st
Brazil Victor Guerin 10 0 0 0 46 8th
  • † These drivers raced for more than one team during the season. Their final position includes results for all teams.

Complete former series results[edit]

GP2 Series[edit]

Christian Bakkerud driving for Super Nova in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series season.
Boris Derichebourg driving in the F3000 race for Super Nova Racing at the Circuit de Catalunya in 1998.
Jason Watt driving for Den Blå Avis (Super Nova Racing) during the Formula 3000 race at the Circuit de Catalunya in 1998.
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2005 DallaraMecachrome Italy Giorgio Pantano 23 0 1 0 49 6th 3rd
United Kingdom Adam Carroll 23 3 0 2 53 5th
2006 DallaraMecachrome Argentina José María López 21 0 1 1 30 10th 8th
Malaysia Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy 21 0 0 0 0 24th
2007 DallaraMecachrome Italy Luca Filippi 21 1 2 0 59 4th 4th
United Kingdom Mike Conway 21 0 0 1 19 14th
2008 DallaraMecachrome Denmark Christian Bakkerud 3 0 0 0 0 27th 7th
Spain Andy Soucek 16 0 0 0 141 14th1
Portugal Álvaro Parente 20 1 0 1 34 8th
2009 DallaraMecachrome Italy Luca Filippi 20 1 0 3 40 5th 3rd
Spain Javier Villa 20 0 0 0 27 10th
2010 DallaraMecachrome Czech Republic Josef Král 10 0 0 0 3 24th 9th
Italy Luca Filippi 10 0 0 0 5 20th
Sweden Marcus Ericsson 20 1 0 0 11 17th
2011 DallaraMecachrome Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 18 0 0 0 5 18th 9th
Italy Luca Filippi 10 0 0 0 9 2nd2
United Kingdom Adam Carroll 8 0 0 0 6 17th

Notes:

GP2 Asia Series[edit]

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2008 DallaraMecachrome Denmark Christian Bakkerud 10 0 0 0 0 27th 6th
Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 10 1 0 1 24 4th
2008-09 DallaraMecachrome Spain Javier Villa 11 0 0 1 12 10th 7th
United Kingdom James Jakes 11 0 0 1 7 16th
2009-10 DallaraMecachrome United Kingdom James Jakes 2 0 0 0 6 14th 6th
Sweden Marcus Ericsson 2 0 0 0 0 24th†
United States Jake Rosenzweig 4 0 0 0 0 30th
Czech Republic Josef Král 8 0 0 0 8 11th
2011 DallaraMecachrome Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 4 0 0 0 1 14th 11th
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 4 0 0 0 0 15th
  • † These drivers also drove for other teams during the season and final place include all results.

Formula 3000[edit]

International Formula 3000 Championship Results[4]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
1994 ReynardCosworth Italy Vincenzo Sospiri 8 0 0 1 24 4th 4th
Japan Taki Inoue 8 0 0 0 0 NC
1995 ReynardCosworth Italy Vincenzo Sospiri 8 3 0 0 42 1st 1st
Brazil Ricardo Rosset 8 2 1 2 29 2nd
1996 LolaZytek Judd Sweden Kenny Bräck 10 3 3 3 49 2nd 1st
Brazil Marcos Gueiros 10 0 0 0 20 5th
1997 LolaZytek Judd Brazil Ricardo Zonta 10 3 4 4 39 1st 1st
France Laurent Rédon 10 0 0 0 10 9th
1998 LolaZytek Judd Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 12 4 7 5 65 1st 1st
France Boris Derichebourg 12 0 0 0 5 12th
1999 LolaZytek Brazil Ricardo Maurício 3 0 0 0 0 21st† 2nd
Belgium David Saelens 6 0 0 0 8 9th†
Denmark Jason Watt 10 2 1 0 30 2nd
2000 LolaZytek France Nicolas Minassian 10 3 0 0 45 2nd 1st
Belgium David Saelens 10 0 2 0 15 6th
2001 LolaZytek Australia Mark Webber 12 3 2 3 39 2nd 3rd
Brazil Mario Haberfeld 12 0 0 1 3 15th
2002 LolaZytek Judd France Sébastien Bourdais 12 3 6 3 56 1st 3rd
Portugal Tiago Monteiro 12 0 0 0 2 13th
2003 LolaZytek Judd Italy Enrico Toccacelo 10 1 0 0 30 6th 5th
United States Derek Hill 6 0 0 0 4 16th
Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 1 0 0 0 1 7th†
United Kingdom Sam Hancock 2 0 0 0 0 NC
2004 LolaZytek Judd Austria Patrick Friesacher 4 0 0 0 9 5th† 8th
Belgium Jeffrey van Hooydonk 6 0 0 0 2 11th†
South Africa Alan van der Merwe 7 0 0 0 2 14th
Turkey Can Artam 3 0 0 0 0 NC†
  • † These drivers also drove for other teams during the season and final place include all results.

A1 Grand Prix[edit]

They have competed for all seasons in A1 Grand Prix since series debuts in 2005-06, fielding entries for both A1 Team Germany[5] and A1 Team Pakistan[6] and later for A1 Team New Zealand.[7] In 2006-07, the both managed team, Germany and New Zealand finishing 1st and 2nd in the Championship overall.

A1 Grand Prix results[8]
Year Car Team Races Wins Poles F.L. Points T.C.
2005–06 Lola B05/52–Zytek Germany A1 Team Germany 22 0 0 0 38 15th
Pakistan A1 Team Pakistan 16 0 0 0 10 20th
2006–07 Lola B05/52–Zytek Germany A1 Team Germany 22 9 3 3 128 1st
New Zealand A1 Team New Zealand 22 3 2 2 93 2nd
2007–08 Lola B05/52–Zytek Germany A1 Team Germany 20 2 1 1 83 8th
New Zealand A1 Team New Zealand 20 4 2 1 127 2nd
2008–09 Ferrari A1 08 Brazil A1 Team Brazil 11 0 0 0 18 15th
New Zealand A1 Team New Zealand 14 0 0 0 36 7th

Timeline[edit]

1990s 2000s 2010s
92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
Formulas Auto GP World Series  ?
Japanese F3 International Formula 3000 GP2 Series Formula E
A1 Grand Prix
GP2 Asia Series

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