A1 Team India

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A1 Team India
India
Founded 2005
Seat holder(s) Narain Karthikeyan
Team principal David Sears
Race driver(s) Armaan Ebrahim
Narain Karthikeyan
Car nickname -
First race 2005–06 Great Britain
Rounds entered 35 (69 starts)
Championships 0
Sprint race victories 0
Feature race victories 2
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 0
Total points 93
2008–09 position 12th (19 pts)

A1 Team India is the Indian team of A1 Grand Prix, an international racing series.

Management[edit]

The seatholder for Team India is former Formula One driver Narain Karthikeyan.

Argo racing Cars Ltd. are the Technical Servicer Provider for A1 Team India in Season 4. The UK based team was founded by David Sears and is best known for competing in GP2, and many other single-seater championships. David Sears’ experience lies not only in single-seaters, but in almost all other forms of motorsport. He is considered one of the most widely experienced team principals in recent decades.

Gordon Flynn is the team manager, and Greg Wheeler is the team's race engineer.

Yohann Setna has been involved with A1 Team India since the first season and stands as Sporting Director this year.

History[edit]

The inaugural A1 Team India car was presented to the public in July 2005. The team did not take part in the full first season, with their last race in Indonesia. They failed to score any points.

In 2006-07, the team only scored points on three occasions, scoring 13 points total. The 2007–08 season was a much greater success than the previous two seasons. Narain Karthikeyan scored 61 points for the team, as well as two victories.

Despite missing the opening race of the 2008–09 season due to lack of available cars, Team India managed to score a podium in the final Sprint race of the season, en route to scoring 19 points.

Drivers[edit]

Name Seasons Rounds
(Starts)
Titles Wins Sprint
wins
Feature
wins
2nd 3rd Poles Fastest
Laps
Points
Karun Chandhok 2005–06 2 (3 starts) 0
Armaan Ebrahim 2005–06, 2006–07 11 (22 starts) 0
Narain Karthikeyan 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09 20 (40 starts) 2 2 1 1 93
Parthiva Sureshwaren 2006–07, 2007–08 2 (4 starts) 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 Akbar Ebrahim 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
0 24th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Karun Chandhok 15 DNS 16 Ret
Armaan Ebrahim 17 13 17 13 11 EX 20 14 14 Ret 18 15
2006–07 Arena Motorsport 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
13 16th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Armaan Ebrahim Ret Ret 17 18 18 11 16 19 18 Ret
Narain Karthikeyan 10 7 15 9 11 18 7 17 7 4
Parthiva Sureshwaren 18 16
2007–08 Arena Motorsport 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
61 10th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Narain Karthikeyan 10 Ret 21 9 11 6 7 1 10 Ret 11 11 13 9 5 7 5 1
Parthiva Sureshwaren 17 Ret
2008–09 Argo Racing Cars Ferrari,
Ferrari,
Michelin
Netherlands
NED
China
CHN
Malaysia
MYS
New Zealand
NZL
South Africa
RSA
Portugal
POR
United Kingdom
GBR
19 12th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Narain Karthikeyan 10 10 Ret Ret 9 7 6 12 6 11 2 Ret

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