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2006–07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands

The 2006–07 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands was an A1 Grand Prix race, held on October 1, 2006 at the Circuit Park Zandvoort circuit in Zandvoort, Netherlands. This was the first race in the 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season.

2006-07 A1GP of Netherlands
Race Details
Race 1 of 11 in the 2006-07 A1 Grand Prix season
DateOctober 1, 2006
LocationCircuit Park Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
WeatherOvercast, rain at times
Qualifying
PoleFlag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Adrian Zaugg)
Time2'55.531 (1'28.182, 1'27.349)
Sprint Race
1stFlag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Adrian Zaugg)
2ndFlag of Mexico.svg Mexico (Salvador Durán)
3rdFlag of France.svg France (Nicolas Lapierre)
Main Race
1stFlag of Germany.svg Germany (Nico Hülkenberg)
2ndFlag of the United States.svg USA (Philip Giebler)
3rdFlag of Australia.svg Australia (Ryan Briscoe)
Fast Lap
FLFlag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Adrian Zaugg)
Time1'29.125, (Lap 7 of Sprint Race)
Official Classifications
Prac1-A ·Prac1-B ·Prac2 ·Prac3 ·Qual ·SRace ·MRace

ReportEdit

PracticeEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualification took place on Saturday, September 30, 2006

Pos Team Driver Q1 Time Q2 Time Q3 Time Q4 Time Aggregate Gap
1   South Africa Adrian Zaugg 1'28.893 1'28.470 1'28.182 1'27.349 2'55.531 --
2   Mexico Salvador Durán 1'28.504 1'28.572 1'27.966 1'27.670 2'55.636 0.105
3   France Nicolas Lapierre 1'28.866 1'28.804 1'27.931 1'27.757 2'55.688 0.157
4   Germany Nico Hülkenberg 1'28.793 1'29.438 1'27.661 1'28.144 2:55.805 0.274
6 → 5   Great Britain Darren Manning 1'30.314 1'28.975 1'27.770 1'28.310 2'56.080 0.549
7 → 6   USA Philip Giebler 1'30.129 1'27.884 1'29.017 1'28.404 2'56.288 0.757
8 → 7   Canada James Hinchcliffe 1'29.079 1'28.641 1'28.333 1'27.974 2'56.307 0.776
9 → 8   Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 1'29.186 1'28.411 1'28.207 1'30.033 2'56.618 1.087
10 → 9   New Zealand Matt Halliday 1'29.009 1'29.310 1'28.315 1'28.330 2'56.645 1.114
11 → 10   Malaysia Alex Yoong 1'29.390 1'29.387 1'28.501 1'28.395 2'56.896 1.365
5 → 11   Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 1'28.905 1'28.765 1'28.298 1'27.777 2'57.063* 0.544
12   Indonesia Ananda Mikola 1'30.770 1'30.466 1'28.878 1'28.310 2'57.188 1.657
13   Australia Ryan Briscoe 1'31.561 1'28.761 1'29.184 1'28.548 2'57.309 1.778
14   China Congfu Cheng 1'31.499 1'28.817 1'29.357 1'28.630 2'57.447 1.916
15   Ireland Michael Devaney 1'32.840 1'30.020 1'29.196 1'28.969 2'58.165 2.634
16   Brazil Tuka Rocha 1'31.998 1'29.045 1'29.598 1'29.373 2'58.418 2.887
17   Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi 1'30.100 1'29.786 1'29.131 1'29.336 2'58.467 2.936
18   India Armaan Ebrahim 1:32.795 1'29.465 1'29.522 1'30.358 2'58.987 3.456
19   Lebanon Basil Shaaban 1'33.008 1'30.147 1'30.268 1'29.861 3'00.008 4.477
20   Singapore Christian Murchison 1'31.370 1'31.853 1'29.998 1'30.628 3'00.626 5.095
21   Greece Takis Kaitatzis 1:31.861 1:31.561 1:29.821 1:41.652 3:01.382 5.851
22   Czech Republic Tomas Kostka 1:31.583 1:30.643 1:30.930 1:32.039 3:01.573 6.042
23   Pakistan Nur B. Ali 1:37.356 1:34.135 1:33.677 -- 3:07.812 12.281
  • After a technical oversight, the fastest time for A1 Team Switzerland was disallowed, adjusting their starting position from 5th to 11th.

Sprint raceEdit

Main raceEdit

ResultsEdit

Sprint Race ResultsEdit

The Sprint Race took place on Sunday, October 1, 2006

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1   South Africa Adrian Zaugg 12 18'03.570 7
2   Mexico Salvador Durán 12 +2.272 5
3   France Nicolas Lapierre 12 +2.934 4
4   Germany Nico Hülkenberg 12 +6.190 3
5   Great Britain Darren Manning 12 +12.007 2
6   New Zealand Matt Halliday 12 +14.940 1
7   USA Philip Giebler 12 +22.438
8   Canada James Hinchcliffe 12 +23.771
9   Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 12 +24.281
10   Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 12 +24.778
11   China Congfu Cheng 12 +25.325
12   Malaysia Alex Yoong 12 +25.885
13   Australia Ryan Briscoe 12 +26.666
14   Brazil Tuka Rocha 12 +28.317
15   Ireland Michael Devaney 12 +38.351
16   Lebanon Basil Shaaban 12 +44.165
17   Czech Republic Tomas Kostka 12 +44.763
18   Greece Takis Kaitatzis 12 +1'09.669
19   Indonesia Ananda Mikola 12 +1'14.939
20   Pakistan Nur B. Ali 11 +1 lap
Not classified
21   Singapore Christian Murchison 4 +8 laps
22   India Armaan Ebrahim 0 +12 laps
23   Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi 0 +12 laps
  • Zaugg was awarded extra point for fastest lap out of the two races.

Feature race grid

New for the 2006/07 season is the way to determine the feature race order. The grid is determined on three factors:

  1. The driver’s grid position for the Sprint race.
  2. The driver’s final position in the Sprint race.
  3. The fastest lap time in the Sprint race.

Points are awarded for each element. If a driver started the Sprint race on pole, he would be awarded one point, if he started the race second he would get two points, right down to the 23rd on the grid who will get 23 points.

The same occurs for the race positions – the winner gets one point, the runner-up two and third three points, right down to the last finisher who scores 23. Similarly for the fastest laps; the fastest gets one point, the second two and so on.

The points are all added together after the end of the sprint race; the driver with the lowest number of points will start the Feature race on pole.

If two teams finish on the same number of points after the calculations, the driver who achieved a higher finish position in the Sprint race will be awarded the better starting position.

Pos Team Driver Sprint Grid Sprint Race Sprint F.L. Total
1   South Africa Adrian Zaugg 1 1 1 3
2   Mexico Salvador Durán 2 2 2 6
3   France Nicolas Lapierre 3 3 3 9
4   Germany Nico Hülkenberg 4 4 4 12
5   Great Britain Darren Manning 5 5 5 15
6   New Zealand Matt Halliday 9 6 6 21
7   USA Philip Giebler 6 7 8 21
8   Canada James Hinchcliffe 7 8 13 28
9   Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 11 10 7 28
10   Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 8 9 15 32
11   Malaysia Alex Yoong 10 12 10 32
12   China Congfu Cheng 14 11 11 36
13   Brazil Tuka Rocha 16 14 9 39
14   Australia Ryan Briscoe 13 13 14 40
15   Ireland Michael Devaney 15 15 12 42
16   Indonesia Ananda Mikola 12 19 16 47
17   Lebanon Basil Shaaban 19 16 18 53
18   Czech Republic Tomas Kostka 22 17 17 56
19   Greece Takis Kaitatzis 21 18 20 59
20   Singapore Christian Murchison 20 21 19 60
21   India Armaan Ebrahim 18 22 22 62
22   Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi 17 23 23 63
23   Pakistan Nur B. Ali 23 20 21 64

Main Race ResultsEdit

The Main Race took place also on Sunday, October 1, 2006.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1   Germany Nico Hülkenberg 41 1:10'31.238 10
2   USA Philip Giebler 41 +7.870 9
3   Australia Ryan Briscoe 41 +33.619 8
4   Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 41 +35.873 7
5   Mexico Salvador Durán 41 +40.321 6
6   Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi 41 +42.616 5
7   Great Britain Darren Manning 41 +54.333 4
8   Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 41 +59.382 3
9   China Congfu Cheng 41 +1'29.659 2
10   Indonesia Ananda Mikola 41 +1'14.939 1
11   New Zealand Matt Halliday 41 +1'49.139
12   Brazil Tuka Rocha 40 +1 lap
13   Canada James Hinchcliffe 40 +1 lap
14   Ireland Michael Devaney 40 +1 lap
15   Greece Takis Kaitatzis 40 +1 lap
16   Singapore Christian Murchison 40 +1 lap
17   Malaysia Alex Yoong 37 +4 laps
Not classified
18   India Armaan Ebrahim 34 +7 laps
19   France Nicolas Lapierre 31 +10 laps
20   Czech Republic Tomas Kostka 25 +16 laps
21   Lebanon Basil Shaaban 18 +23 laps
22   Pakistan Nur B. Ali 17 +24 laps
23   South Africa Adrian Zaugg 0 +41 laps

Total PointsEdit

Total points awarded:

Team Points SR MR FL
  Germany 13 3 10
  Mexico 11 5 6
  USA 9 9
  Australia 8 8
  Netherlands 7 7
  South Africa 7 6 1
  Great Britain 6 2 4
  Italy 5 5
  France 4 4
  Switzerland 3 3
  China 2 2
  Indonesia 1 1
  New Zealand 1 1
  Brazil
  Canada
  Czech Republic
  Greece
  India
  Ireland
  Lebanon
  Malaysia
  Pakistan
  Singapore

ReferencesEdit