2008 GP2 Asia Series

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The 2008 GP2 Asia Series season was the first GP2 Asia Series season. It started on 25 January and ended on 12 April.

Season summaryEdit

Romain Grosjean became the champion despite his teammate Stephen Jelley scoring no points, with their team, ART Grand Prix, winning the teams' title.

In this season, only two drivers scored pole positions. Grosjean took pole in all but one race in Sentul, where Vitaly Petrov secured the first position on the grid. The Frenchman also won four races, including a clean sweep in Dubai and the feature race in Sakhir.

Kamui Kobayashi won two sprint races in Sepang and Sakhir, while Sébastien Buemi won the feature race in Sentul. Marco Bonanomi and Fairuz Fauzy won a sprint race each.

Entry listEdit

All of the teams used the Dallara GP2/05 chassis with Renault-badged 4.0 litre (244 cu in) naturally-aspirated Mecachrome V8 engines order and with tyres supplied by Bridgestone.

Team No. Driver name Rounds
  iSport International 1   Karun Chandhok All
2   Bruno Senna All
  ART Grand Prix 3   Stephen Jelley All
4   Romain Grosjean All
  Barwa International Campos Team 5   Vitaly Petrov All
6   Diego Nunes 1
  Ben Hanley 2–5
  Super Nova Racing 7   Christian Bakkerud All
8   Fairuz Fauzy All
  DAMS 9   Jérôme d'Ambrosio All
10   Kamui Kobayashi All
  Trust Team Arden 11   Adam Khan 1–2
  Yelmer Buurman 3–5
12   Sébastien Buemi All
  Durango 14   Alberto Valerio All
15   Davide Valsecchi All
  Fisichella Motor Sport International 16   Adrián Vallés All
17   Michael Herck 1–4
  Roldán Rodríguez 5
  Trident Racing 18   Harald Schlegelmilch All
19   Ho-Pin Tung All
  Piquet Sports 20   Marcello Puglisi All
21   Marco Bonanomi All
  DPR 22   Armaan Ebrahim All
23   Andy Soucek 1
  Diego Nunes 2–5
  BCN Competicion 24   Miloš Pavlović All
25   Jason Tahincioglu All
  Qi-Meritus Mahara 26   Hiroki Yoshimoto All
27   Luca Filippi All

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1 R1   Dubai Autodrome
(International Circuit)
25 January   Romain Grosjean   Bruno Senna   Romain Grosjean   ART Grand Prix Report
R2 26 January   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   ART Grand Prix
2 R1   Sentul International Circuit 16 February   Vitaly Petrov   Bruno Senna   Sébastien Buemi[a]   Trust Team Arden Report
R2 17 February   Fairuz Fauzy   Fairuz Fauzy   Super Nova Racing
3 R1   Sepang International Circuit 22 March   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   Vitaly Petrov   Barwa International Campos Team Report
R2 23 March   Bruno Senna   Kamui Kobayashi   DAMS
4 R1   Bahrain International Circuit 5 April   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   ART Grand Prix Report
R2 6 April   Sébastien Buemi   Kamui Kobayashi   DAMS
5 R1   Dubai Autodrome
(Grand Prix Circuit)
11 April   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   ART Grand Prix Report
R2 12 April   Kamui Kobayashi[b]   Marco Bonanomi   Piquet Sports

Championship standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 8 classified finishers in the Feature race, and to the top 6 classified finishers in the Sprint race. The pole-sitter in the feature race will also receive two points, and one point is given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the feature and sprint races. No extra points are awarded to the pole-sitter in the sprint race.

Feature race points
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   Pole   FL 
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 2 1
Sprint race points

Points are awarded to the top 6 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   FL 
Points 6 5 4 3 2 1 1

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver DUB1
 
SEN
 
SEP
 
BHR
 
DUB2
 
Points
1   Romain Grosjean 1 1 4 4 9 2 1 Ret 1 Ret 61
2   Sébastien Buemi DSQ Ret 1 7 Ret Ret 2 2 2 2 37
3   Vitaly Petrov Ret 9 5 3 1 3 10 3 4 Ret 33
4   Fairuz Fauzy 8 2 8 1 2 6 Ret Ret 11 6 24
5   Bruno Senna 2 19 7 2 Ret 8 4 Ret DSQ 11 23
6   Kamui Kobayashi 13 Ret Ret 15 5 1 3 1 20 14 22
7   Adrián Vallés 4 Ret 2 5 Ret 20 5 Ret Ret 10 19
8   Davide Valsecchi 17 6 Ret 19 4 4 6 6 14 4 17
9   Yelmer Buurman 6 5 9 8 3 5 13
10   Hiroki Yoshimoto 6 4 Ret 20 Ret 10 12 4 5 13 13
11   Jérôme d'Ambrosio 11 8 Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 12 7 3 12
12   Marco Bonanomi 20 13 Ret 8 Ret 15 Ret Ret 6 1 9
13   Karun Chandhok 7 3 Ret 13 Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret 7
14   Andy Soucek 3 7 6
15   Ben Hanley 3 16 Ret 14 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6
16   Miloš Pavlović 10 14 6 Ret 7 12 19 15 8 Ret 6
17   Luca Filippi 5 Ret DSQ 21 Ret Ret Ret 11 12 Ret 4
18   Harald Schlegelmilch 14 18 Ret Ret 8 Ret 14 5 16 7 3
19   Alberto Valerio 9 5 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 17 13 15 2
20   Diego Nunes 12 DNS Ret 10 10 13 7 Ret 17 12 2
21   Ho-Pin Tung 22 10 Ret 6 Ret 16 Ret 7 10 DSQ 1
22   Jason Tahincioglu 19 16 Ret 17 12 Ret 17 13 9 8 0
23   Michael Herck Ret 17 9 12 11 11 15 14 0
24   Stephen Jelley 15 12 DSQ Ret Ret 18 16 9 18 DNS 0
25   Marcello Puglisi 16 Ret Ret 18 13 9 18 Ret Ret Ret 0
26   Armaan Ebrahim 21 Ret Ret 9 Ret 19 13 16 19 Ret 0
27   Christian Bakkerud Ret 11 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 0
28   Adam Khan 18 15 Ret 11 0
29   Roldán Rodríguez 15 Ret 0
Pos Driver DUB1
 
SEN
 
SEP
 
BHR
 
DUB2
 
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Text formatting Meaning
Bold Pole position point(s)
Italics Fastest lap point(s)

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Car
No.
DUB1
 
SEN
 
SEP
 
BHR
 
DUB2
 
Points
1   ART Grand Prix 3 15 12 DSQ Ret Ret 18 16 9 18 DNS 61
4 1 1 4 4 9 2 1 Ret 1 Ret
2   Trust Team Arden 11 18 15 Ret 11 6 5 9 8 3 5 50
12 DSQ Ret 1 7 Ret Ret 2 2 2 2
3   Barwa International Campos Team 5 Ret 9 5 3 1 3 10 3 4 Ret 39
6 12 DNS 3 16 Ret 14 Ret 10 Ret Ret
4   DAMS 9 11 8 Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 12 7 3 34
10 13 Ret Ret 15 5 1 3 1 19 14
5   iSport International 1 7 3 Ret 13 Ret 7 8 Ret Ret Ret 30
2 2 19 7 2 Ret 8 4 Ret DSQ 11
6   Super Nova Racing 7 Ret 11 Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 24
8 8 2 8 1 2 6 Ret Ret 11 6
7   Fisichella Motor Sport International 16 4 Ret 2 5 Ret 20 5 Ret Ret 10 19
17 Ret 17 9 12 11 11 15 14 15 Ret
8   Durango 14 9 5 Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 17 13 15 19
15 17 6 Ret 19 4 4 6 6 14 4
9   Qi-Meritus Mahara 26 6 4 Ret 20 Ret 10 12 4 5 13 17
27 5 Ret DSQ 21 Ret Ret Ret 11 12 Ret
10   Piquet Sports 20 16 Ret Ret 18 13 9 18 Ret Ret Ret 9
21 20 13 Ret 8 Ret 15 Ret Ret 6 1
11   DPR 22 21 Ret Ret 9 Ret 19 13 16 19 Ret 8
23 3 7 Ret 10 10 13 7 Ret 17 12
12   BCN Competicion 24 10 14 6 Ret 7 12 19 12 8 Ret 6
25 19 16 Ret 17 12 Ret 17 13 9 8
13   Trident Racing 18 14 18 Ret Ret 8 Ret 14 5 16 7 4
19 22 10 Ret 6 Ret 16 Ret 7 10 DSQ
Pos Team Car
No.
DUB1
 
SEN
 
SEP
 
BHR
 
DUB2
 
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Text formatting Meaning
Bold Pole position point(s)
Italics Fastest lap point(s)

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Luca Filippi was stripped of the victory after stewards found out he had used tyres allocated to his teammate Hiroki Yoshimoto.[1]
  2. ^ Kamui Kobayashi set the fastest lap, but did not finish in the top 10, so was ineligible to be the point-scorer for the fastest lap. Davide Valsecchi[2] was the point-scorer instead for setting the fastest lap of those finishing in the top 10.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Filippi excluded, Buemi wins at Sentul". autosport.com. 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-16.
  2. ^ "Sprint race - GP2 Asia: UAE 2008". Pitpass.com. Archived from the original on 14 June 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2022.