Team Astromega

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Team Astromega
Motor racing team
Founded 1995
Country  Belgium
Team Principal(s) Belgium Mikke Van Hool
Belgium Werner Gillis
Current series A1 Grand Prix
Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium
Former series Superleague Formula
Euro Formula 3000
International Formula 3000
Drivers
Drivers' titles 2006 FR1.6 Belgium (Dolby)
2007 FR1.6 Belgium (Štāla)
Teams' titles

Team Astromega is a racing team from Belgium, headquartered in Heist-op-den-Berg and created in 1995 by Mikke Van Hool. The team is currently competing in A1 Grand Prix and Formula Renault 1.6 Belgium.

History[edit]

Team Astromega was created in 1995 by Belgian International Formula 3000 driver Mikke Van Hool, who wanted to drive in his own team. Since 1996, Sam Boyle has been the team manager.

In 2003, Werner Gillis, an expert in financial management, became co-team owner. The same year, Robby Arnott joined the team as chief engineer after working with DAMS racing team.

In 2003, a Belgian Formula Renault 1.6 championship was created and Astromega was selected to organise the technical assistance for the series rookie test with assistance of two drivers from normal and Indoor Karting. Later, in the 2006 championship, Astromega ran a car with British driver Craig Dolby who became champion. In 2007, Briton Jack Piper and Latvian Karlīne Štāla (who became the first ever woman to win a single seaters championship[1]), were the team drivers.

Astromega has been involved in A1 Grand Prix since the inaugural season in 2005–06, managing A1 Team China[2] and later A1 Team Portugal.[3]

Complete series results[edit]

A1 Grand Prix results[4]
Year Car Team Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points T.C.
2005–06 Lola-Zytek China A1 Team China 22 0 0 0 6 22nd
2006–07 Lola-Zytek China A1 Team China 22 0 0 0 22 15th
Portugal A1 Team Portugal 8 0 0 0 10 17th
2007–08 Lola-Zytek China A1 Team China 20 0 0 4 55 13th
2008–09 Ferrari China A1 Team China 14 0 0 0 18 7th
  • † These drivers also drove for other teams during the season and their final positions include all team results.
  • D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

Timeline[edit]

Type 1990s 2000s
95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
Formulas International Formula 3000 Euro F3000
A1 Grand Prix
FR 1.6 Belgium

References[edit]

  1. ^ First woman to win a single seater renault-sport.be (2007-10-15)
  2. ^ A1 Team China informations a1podium.com
  3. ^ A1 Team Portugal informations a1podium.com
  4. ^ A1GP complete resultsresults.a1gp.com
  5. ^ GP2 and Formula 3000 entrylist and complete results speedsportmag.com
  6. ^ Euro Formula 3 complete results speedsportmag.com
  7. ^ Dolby career results driverdb.com
  8. ^ Stala career results driverdb.com
  9. ^ Piper career results driverdb.com

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