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2007–08 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands

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The 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, Netherlands was an A1 Grand Prix race, held on September 30, 2007 at the Circuit Park Zandvoort in Zandvoort, Netherlands. This was the first in the 2007-08 A1 Grand Prix season.

Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2007-08 A1GP of Netherlands
Zandvoort.svg
Race Details
Race 1 of 10 in the 2007-08 A1 Grand Prix season
DateSeptember 30, 2007
LocationCircuit Park Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Sprint race
Qualifying
PoleFlag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Adrian Zaugg)
Time1'45.095
Podium
1stFlag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Adrian Zaugg)
2ndFlag of France.svg France (Loïc Duval)
3rdFlag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (J.Bleekemolen)
Fastest Lap
FLFlag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Adrian Zaugg)
Time1'28.353, (Lap 2)
Feature race
Qualifying
PoleFlag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Adrian Zaugg)
Time1'43.979
Podium
1stFlag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain (Oliver Jarvis)
2ndFlag of South Africa.svg South Africa (Adrian Zaugg)
3rdFlag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
Fastest Lap
FLFlag of Mexico.svg Mexico (Salvador Durán)
Time1'29.181, (Lap 37)
Official Classifications
PDF Booklet

The sprint race was won by A1 Team South Africa, while the Great Britain car won the Feature Race. With South Africa getting second place in the Feature Race, they took the early lead in the championship.

Contents

Pre-raceEdit

Due to Zandvoort's noise restriction, Netherlands round wasn't able to conduct Friday sessions and so rookie session.[1] Saturday morning was dedicated to practice sessions and Saturday afternoon to qualify sessions for each Sunday race.

QualificationsEdit

Sprint race qualifications
Pos Team Time Gap
1   South Africa 1'45.095 -
2   France 1'45.431 +0.336
3   Mexico 1'46.198 +1.103
4   Switzerland 1'46.728 +1.633
5   Netherlands 1'46.791 +1.696
6   Germany 1'47.056 +1.961
7   Ireland 1'47.343 +2.248
8   New Zealand 1'47.531 +2.436
9   Portugal 1'47.570 +2.475
10   Great Britain 1'47.748 +2.653
11   India 1'48.415 +3.320
12   Brazil 1'49.083 +3.988
13   Italy 1'49.099 +4.004
14   Czech Republic 1'49.444 +4.349
15   China 1'49.746 +4.651
16   Pakistan 1'50.352 +5.257
17   Australia 1'50.553 +5.458
18   Lebanon 1'50.716 +5.621
19   USA 1'52.479 +7.384
20   Malaysia 1'52.543 +7.448
21   Canada 1'52.789 +7.694
22   Indonesia 1'55.381 +10.286
Main race qualifications
Pos Team Time Gap
1   South Africa 1'43.979 -
2   Germany 1'44.670 +0.691
3   Great Britain 1'45.143 +1.164
4   Switzerland 1'45.599 +1.620
5   France 1'45.691 +1.712
6   Ireland 1'45.752 +1.773
7   Czech Republic 1'45.772 +1.793
8   Mexico 1'45.797 +1.818
9   India 1'45.993 +2.014
10   New Zealand 1'46.169 +2.190
11   Netherlands 1'46.554 +2.575
12   Canada 1'46.739 +2.760
13   Brazil 1'47.562 +3.583
14   Italy 1'48.297 +4.318
15   China 1'48.331 +4.352
16   Australia 1'48.423 +4.444
17   Pakistan 1'48.819 +4.840
18   Lebanon 1'49.899 +5.920
19   USA 1'49.924 +5.945
20   Malaysia 1'49.978 +5.999
21   Indonesia 1'52.708 +8.729
22   Portugal no time

Sprint RaceEdit

The Sprint Race took place on Sunday, September 30, 2007

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Grid Points
1   South Africa Adrian Zaugg 12 18'01.087 1 15+1
2   France Loïc Duval 12 +7.532 2 12
3   Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 12 +8.097 5 10
4   Mexico Salvador Durán 12 +8.205 3 8
5   Switzerland Neel Jani 12 +8.581 4 6
6   Germany Christian Vietoris 12 +10.344 6 5
7   Great Britain Oliver Jarvis 12 +10.566 10 4
8   Ireland Ralph Firman 12 +12.168 7 3
9   New Zealand Jonny Reid 12 +13.934 8 2
10   India Narain Karthikeyan 12 +18.516 11 1
11   Portugal João Urbano 12 +24.967 9
12   Italy Enrico Toccacelo 12 +25.717 13
13   Brazil Sérgio Jimenez 12 +26.044 12
14   Lebanon Chris Alajajian 12 +34.547 18
15   Czech Republic Erik Janis 12 +35.268 14
16   Malaysia Alex Yoong 12 +35.895 20
17   China Cong Fu Cheng 12 +36.298 15
18   Pakistan Adam Langley-Khan 12 +36.510 16
19   Canada James Hinchcliffe 12 +39.509 21
20   Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 12 +47.932 22
21   Australia Ian Dyk 12 +47.983 17
22   USA Buddy Rice 12 +48.208 19

Main RaceEdit

The Main Race took place also on Sunday, September 30, 2007.

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Grid Points
1   Great Britain Oliver Jarvis 45 1:09'51.394 3 15
2   South Africa Adrian Zaugg 45 +5.742 1 12
3   Switzerland Neel Jani 45 +7.974 4 10
4   Mexico Salvador Durán 45 +11.516 8 8+1
5   France Loïc Duval 45 +25.789 5 6
6   Ireland Ralph Firman 45 +33.697 6 5
7   New Zealand Jonny Reid 45 +47.635 10 4
8   Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 45 +49.270 11 3
9   Germany Christian Vietoris 45 +49.876 2 2
10   Czech Republic Erik Janis 45 +59.664 7 1
11   Brazil Sérgio Jimenez 45 +1'00.078 13
12   Australia Ian Dyk 45 +1'30.593 16
13   USA Buddy Rice 45 +1'31.148 19
14   Italy Enrico Toccacelo 44 +1 Lap 14
15   China Cong Fu Cheng 44 +1 Lap 15
16   Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 44 +1 Lap 21
17   Pakistan Adam Langley-Khan 43 +2 Laps 17
18   Canada James Hinchcliffe 40 +5 Laps 12
19   Lebanon Chris Alajajian 40 +5 Laps 18
Ret   India Narain Karthikeyan 13 +32 Laps 9
Ret   Malaysia Alex Yoong 8 +37 Laps 20
Ret   Portugal João Urbano 2 +43 Laps 22
  • Mexico won the Feature race fastest lap point with a lap time of 1'29.181 therefore giving them an extra point on top of their 4th-place finish points.

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zandvoort: A1 Team by Team Race Preview Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine paddocktalk.com (September 28, 2007)
  2. ^ a b Chris Alajajian Archived 2007-12-15 at the Wayback Machine results.a1gp.com
  3. ^ a b Satrio Hermanto results.a1gp.com
  4. ^ a b Erik Janiš Archived 2007-12-15 at the Wayback Machine results.a1gp.com
  5. ^ a b Sérgio Jimenez Archived 2007-12-15 at the Wayback Machine results.a1gp.com
  6. ^ a b Buddy Rice Archived 2007-10-11 at the Wayback Machine results.a1gp.com
  7. ^ Janis is A1GP's 100th driver a1gp.com (September 30, 2007)

External linksEdit