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2005–06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa

The 2005–06 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, South Africa was an A1 Grand Prix race, held on the weekend of 29 January 2006 at a street course in Durban, South Africa. This was the only street course of the 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season.

2005-06 A1GP of South Africa
Race Details
Race 7 of 11 in the 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season
Date29 January 2006
LocationDurban street circuit
Durban, South Africa
WeatherFine, 25 °C
Qualifying
PoleFlag of France.svg France (Alexandre Premat)
Time2'36.841 (1'18.246, 1'18.595)
Sprint Race
1stFlag of France.svg France (Alexandre Premat)
2ndFlag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain (Robbie Kerr)
3rdFlag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
Main Race
1stFlag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands (Jos Verstappen)
2ndFlag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
3rdFlag of Portugal.svg Portugal (Alvaro Parente)
Fast Lap
FLFlag of Brazil.svg Brazil (Nelson Piquet Jr)
Time1'18.178, (Lap 39 of Main Race)
Official Classifications
Prac1 ·Prac2 ·Prac3 ·Qual ·SRace ·MRace

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PracticeEdit

The first practice session was wet, and the second was wetter. Both were interrupted by several red flags. Ananda Mikola driving for A1 Team Indonesia was fastest in the first session with a time of 1:28.477. Will Davison from A1 Team Australia was fastest in the second session with a time of 1:30.520.

During the third practice, on Saturday, A1 Team Pakistan driver Adam Khan was involved in a serious crash, forcing a helicopter flight to the nearest hospital for precautionary CT scans. These scans showed negative, but Khan was unable to compete in the remainder of the weekend's events, replaced by A1 Team Italy's backup driver, Enrico Toccacelo but Pakistan would not score points.

QualifyingEdit

Sprint raceEdit

Main raceEdit

ResultsEdit

QualificationEdit

Qualification took place on Saturday, 28 January 2006.

Pos Team Driver Q1 Time Q2 Time Q3 Time Q4 Time Aggregate Gap
1   France Alexandre Premat 1'20.484 1'18.246 1'18.595 -- 2'36.841 --
2   Great Britain Robbie Kerr 1'20.647 1'19.158 1'18.921 -- 2'38.079 1.238
3   Switzerland Neel Jani 1'20.387 1'19.056 1'19.778 1'19.037 2'38.093 1.252
4   The Netherlands Jos Verstappen 1'20.208 1'19.628 1'19.198 1'19.254 2'38.452 1.611
5   Ireland Ralph Firman 1'20.342 1'19.258 1'19.251 1'20.340 2'38.509 1.668
6   Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 1'19.591 -- 1'19.285 1'19.256 2'38.541 1.700
7   New Zealand Matt Halliday 1'19.842 1'20.018 1'19.331 1'19.525 2'38.856 2.015
8   Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 1'20.907 1'19.630 1'20.172 1'19.246 2'38.876 2.035
9   Canada Sean McIntosh 1'21.905 1'19.349 1'19.647 -- 2'38.996 2.155
10   Malaysia Alex Yoong 1'20.498 1'19.652 1'19.875 1'19.545 2'39.197 2.356
11   Indonesia Ananda Mikola 1'45.053 1'19.989 1'20.653 1'19.251 2'39.240 2.399
12   Germany Timo Scheider 1'21.730 1'19.773 1'19.880 1'19.552 2'39.325 2.484
13   USA Philip Giebler 1'20.867 1'19.762 1'19.593 -- 2'39.355 2.514
14   Italy Massimiliano Busnelli 1'20.503 1'19.640 -- 1'19.779 2'39.419 2.578
15   Portugal Alvaro Parente 1'20.198 1'19.924 1'19.953 1'19.747 2'39.671 2.830
16   South Africa Stephen Simpson 1'21.557 1'20.570 1'20.737 1'19.623 2'40.193 3.352
17   Australia Will Davison 1'22.481 1'20.969 1'20.566 1'20.086 2'40.652 3.811
18   Lebanon Basil Shaaban 1'22.614 1'20.837 1'21.008 -- 2'41.845 5.004
19   Mexico David Martínez 1'22.600 1'20.810 1'21.076 1'21.036 2'41.846 5.005
20   China Tengyi Jiang 1'22.976 1'21.286 1'21.538 1'23.357 2'42.824 5.983
21   Austria Mathias Lauda 1'22.326 1'21.463 1'21.408 -- 2'42.871 6.030
22   India Armaan Ebrahim 1'25.020 1'23.393 1'23.487 -- 2'46.880 10.039
23   Pakistan Adam Khan * -- -- -- -- -- --

Sprint Race ResultsEdit

The Sprint Race took place on Sunday, 29 January 2006.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1   France Alexandre Premat 20 31:06.730 10
2   Great Britain Robbie Kerr 20 +0.243 9
3   Switzerland Neel Jani 20 +5.850 8
4   Ireland Ralph Firman 20 +6.160 7
5   Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 20 +8.506 6
6   New Zealand Matt Halliday 20 +9.623 5
7   Germany Timo Scheider 20 +10.112 4
8   Portugal Alvaro Parente 20 +14.066 3
9   Australia Will Davison 20 +22.099 2
10   Mexico David Martínez 20 +32.780 1
11   Pakistan Enrico Toccacelo 20 +36.575
12   Canada Sean McIntosh 20 +39.260
13   USA Philip Giebler 20 +42.131
14   India Armaan Ebrahim 20 +1'25.715
15   Austria Mathias Lauda 20 +1'27.136
16   The Netherlands Jos Verstappen 19 +1 Lap
17   Lebanon Basil Shaaban 18 +2 Laps
18   China Tengyi Jiang 17 +3 Laps
19   Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 16 +4 Laps
20   South Africa Stephen Simpson 13 +7 Laps
21   Indonesia Ananda Mikola 0 +20 Laps
22   Italy Massimiliano Busnelli 0 +20 Laps
23   Malaysia Alex Yoong 0 +20 Laps

Main Race ResultsEdit

The Main Race took place on Sunday, 29 January 2006.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1   The Netherlands Jos Verstappen 40 1'00:46.099 10
2   Switzerland Neel Jani 40 +1.774 9
3   Portugal Alvaro Parente 40 +1.965 8
4   New Zealand Matt Halliday 40 +4.352 7
5   South Africa Stephen Simpson 40 +9.433 6
6   Italy Massimiliano Busnelli 40 +10.735 5
7   Austria Mathias Lauda 40 +30.123 4
8   France Alexandre Premat 40 +37.217 * 3
9   Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 40 +1'03.631 2
10   Canada Sean McIntosh 36 +4 Laps 1
11   Germany Timo Scheider 35 +5 Laps
12   China Tengyi Jiang 35 +5 Laps
13   Pakistan Enrico Toccacelo 31 +9 Laps
14   Mexico David Martínez 30 +10 Laps
15   Lebanon Basil Shaaban 27 +13 Laps
16   Malaysia Alex Yoong 25 +15 Laps
17   Ireland Ralph Firman 14 +26 Laps
18   India Armaan Ebrahim 10 +30 Laps
19   Indonesia Ananda Mikola 10 +30 Laps
20   Great Britain Robbie Kerr 9 +31 Laps
21   Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 7 +33 Laps
22   Australia Will Davison 2 +38 Laps
23   USA Philip Giebler 2 +38 Laps

* Team France 25 seconds penalty by steward's decision.

Total PointsEdit

Team Points SR MR FL
  Switzerland 17 8 9 --
  France 13 10 3 --
  New Zealand 12 5 7 --
  Portugal 11 3 8 --
  The Netherlands 10 -- 10 --
  Great Britain 9 9 -- --
  Ireland 7 7 -- --
  Czech Republic 6 6 -- --
  South Africa 6 -- 6 --
  Italy 5 -- 5 --
  Austria 4 -- 4 --
  Germany 4 4 -- --
  Brazil 3 -- 2 1
  Australia 2 2 -- --
  Canada 1 -- 1 --
  Mexico 1 1 -- --
  • Fastest Lap: A1 Team Brazil (1'18.178 / 151.2 km/h, lap 39 of Main Race)

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