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2008–09 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand

The 2008–09 A1 Grand Prix of Nations, New Zealand was an A1 Grand Prix race held at Taupo Motorsport Park, New Zealand.

Flag of New Zealand.svg 2008–09 A1GP of New Zealand
Taupo Motorsports Park.svg
Race Details
Race 4 of 7 in the 2008–09 A1 Grand Prix season
Date25 January 2009
LocationTaupo Motorsport Park
Taupo, New Zealand
WeatherClear, 24°C
Sprint race
Qualifying
PoleFlag of Ireland.svg Ireland (Adam Carroll)
Time1:14.507
Podium
1stFlag of Ireland.svg Ireland (Adam Carroll)
2ndFlag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
3rdFlag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (Robert Doornbos)
Fastest Lap
FLFlag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
Time1:15.021, (Lap 10)
Feature race
Qualifying
PoleFlag of Ireland.svg Ireland (Adam Carroll)
Time1:14.411
Podium
1stFlag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland (Neel Jani)
2ndFlag of Ireland.svg Ireland (Adam Carroll)
3rdFlag of Portugal.svg Portugal (Filipe Albuquerque)
Fastest Lap
FLFlag of Portugal.svg Portugal (Filipe Albuquerque)
Time1:14.898, (Lap 30)
Official Classifications
PDF Booklet

Pre-raceEdit

The A1 Team Portugal’s sports director, Pedro Chaves has tested the A1GP car at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Portugal) for promotional purposes.[1]

DriversEdit

QualifyingEdit

The PowerBoost joker-style qualifying lap was not used for qualifying, with further review being made to determine its use in the following race.[10]

It is the first time in A1GP history that the front row for both the Sprint and the Feature race has been the same since the introduction of the double qualifying sessions.[11]

Sprint race qualifying[12]
Pos Team Time Gap
1   Ireland 1:14.507
2   Netherlands 1:14.772 + 0.265
3   Portugal 1:14.788 + 0.281
4   Switzerland 1:15.202 + 0.695
5   France 1:15.360 + 0.853
6   New Zealand 1:15.457 + 0.950
7   Australia 1:15.504 + 0.997
8   Italy 1:15.614 + 1.107
9   Malaysia 1:15.710 + 1.203
10   Lebanon 1:15.839 + 1.332
11   South Africa 1:15.917 + 1.410
12   Mexico 1:15.972 + 1.465
13   Brazil 1:16.074 + 1.567
14   India 1:16.146 + 1.639
15   Great Britain 1:16.347 + 1.840
16   Monaco 1:16.424 + 1.917
17   USA 1:16.791 + 2.284
18   China 1:16.885 + 2.378
19   Indonesia 1:17.266 + 2.759
Feature race qualifying[13]
Pos Team Time Gap
1   Ireland 1:14.411
2   Netherlands 1:14.676 + 0.265
3   Portugal 1:14.843 + 0.432
4   Australia 1:14.976 + 0.565
5   Switzerland 1:15.043 + 0.632
6   Malaysia 1:15.246 + 0.835
7   France 1:15.423 + 1.012
8   USA 1:15.527 + 1.116
9   Lebanon 1:15.587 + 1.176
10   New Zealand 1:15.622 + 1.211
11   India 1:15.699 + 1.288
12   Brazil 1:15.812 + 1.401
13   Mexico 1:15.892 + 1.481
14   Great Britain 1:15.902 + 1.491
15   Italy 1:15.942 + 1.531
16   South Africa 1:16.164 + 1.753
17   Monaco 1:16.735 + 2.324
18   Indonesia 1:16.783 + 2.372
19   China 1:17.184 + 2.773

Sprint RaceEdit

For safety concerns, regarding the "S" bend near the end of the lap, the Sprint Race featured a standing start, rather than the traditional rolling start.[3]

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1   Ireland Adam Carroll 15 19:40.271 10
2   Switzerland Neel Jani 15 + 1.488 8+1
3   Netherlands Robert Doornbos 15 + 3.559 6
4   France Loïc Duval 15 + 8.594 5
5   New Zealand Chris van der Drift 15 + 11.666 4
6   Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 15 + 12.665 3
7   Italy Edoardo Piscopo 15 + 14.959 2
8   Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 15 + 15.797 1
9   India Narain Karthikeyan 15 + 20.973
10   South Africa Adrian Zaugg 15 + 22.030
11   USA Marco Andretti 15 + 30.565
12   Great Britain Dan Clarke 15 + 31.005
13   Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 15 + 32.361
14   Brazil Felipe Guimarães 15 + 33.134
15   Mexico Salvador Durán 15 + 40.601
16   Monaco Clivio Piccione 15 + 49.281*
17   China Congfu Cheng 11 Spin
18   Lebanon Daniel Morad 8 Accident
19   Australia John Martin 5 Suspension

* 25 second penalty added to time, for causing an avoidable collision[14]

Feature RaceEdit

Pos Team Driver Laps Time Points
1   Switzerland Neel Jani 50 1:06'19.574 15
2   Ireland Adam Carroll 50 + 1.047 12
3   Portugal Filipe Albuquerque 50 + 2.379 10+1
4   Australia John Martin 50 + 10.593 8
5   Netherlands Robert Doornbos 50 + 14.402 6
6   France Loïc Duval 50 + 17.423 5
7   India Narain Karthikeyan 50 + 20.215 4
8   Italy Edoardo Piscopo 50 + 23.156 3
9   South Africa Adrian Zaugg 50 + 23.347 2
10   Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 50 + 26.832 1
11   USA Marco Andretti 50 + 45.799*
12   Great Britain Dan Clarke 49 + 1 lap
13   New Zealand Chris van der Drift 49 + 1 lap
14   China Congfu Cheng 49 + 1 lap
15   Brazil Felipe Guimarães 49 + 1 lap*
16   Mexico Salvador Durán 43 Retired
17   Indonesia Satrio Hermanto 42 Spin
18   Monaco Clivio Piccione 33 Spin
19   Lebanon Daniel Morad 1 Suspension

* 25 second penalty added to time – USA for passing the white line at the end of the pit lane, Brazil for causing an avoidable collision[15]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chaves samples A1GP car". a1gp.com. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2008.
  2. ^ "2008/09, Taupo, New Zealand, Rookies combined". autosport.com. 23 January 2009. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "OFFICIAL PREVIEW: Taupo". a1gp.com. 16 January 2008. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2008.
  4. ^ a b "A1Teams Nominate Drivers for Taupo". a1.gpgrid.com. 22 January 2009. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Clarke to drive for GBR at Taupo". autosport.com. 21 January 2009. Archived from the original on 25 January 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  6. ^ "Dan Clarke for New Zealand". a1gp.com. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Fauzy back for Malaysia". a1gp.com. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2008.
  8. ^ a b "Duran Duran". a1gp.com. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
  9. ^ a b c "Rookies ready for Taupo". a1gp.com. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2009.
  10. ^ "No PowerBoost qualifying for Taupo". a1gp.com. 23 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  11. ^ "Taupo qualifying's mirror". a1gp.com. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  12. ^ "Sprint: starting grid". a1gp.com. 24 January 2009. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
  13. ^ "Feature: starting grid". a1gp.com. 24 January 2009. Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
  14. ^ "Brazil and Monaco's magnetic day". a1gp.com. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
  15. ^ "USA penalised in Feature". a1gp.com. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2009.

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