2008 GP2 Asia Series

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2008 GP2 Asia Series
Drivers' champion: Romain Grosjean
Teams' champion: ART Grand Prix
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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. Romain Grosjean became the champion, with his team, ART Grand Prix, taking the teams' title despite his team-mate Stephen Jelley scoring no points. During this season, only two men were available to score pole positions - it's Romain Grosjean who scores all poles, except one at Sentul International Circuit which in qualifying was won by Vitaly Petrov. Romain Grosjean take four race victories, two in each other (feature and sprint race) in Dubai Autodrome, and two victories in feature races, at Bahrain International Circuit, and in second round of Dubai Autodrome, as Vitaly Petrov won the feature race in Malaysia after started from 17th on the grid. Kamui Kobayashi take two victories: in sprint races, at Round 3 in Sepang, and in Round 4 Sakhir. Sébastien Buemi wins only one time at feature race at Indonesia. Also, Marco Bonanomi and Fairuz Fauzy take one victory in the sprint races. Italian won in final race, as Malaysian wins in Sentul.

Entry listEdit

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
  Campos Grand Prix 5   Vitaly Petrov All
6   Diego Nunes 1
  Ben Hanley 2–5
  Super Nova International 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
  FMS 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
  David Price Racing 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 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   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   Campos Grand Prix 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 11 April   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   ART Grand Prix Report
R2 12 April   Davide Valsecchi   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 
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Sprint race points

Points are awarded to the top 6 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 6 5 4 3 2 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
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • ‡ — Luca Filippi was stripped of the victory after stewards found out he had used tyres allocated to his teammate Hiroki Yoshimoto.[1]

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   Campos Grand Prix 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   FMS 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   David Price Racing 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
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • ‡ — Luca Filippi was stripped of the victory after stewards found out he had used tyres allocated to his teammate Hiroki Yoshimoto.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Filippi excluded, Buemi wins at Sentul". autosport.com. 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-16.
  2. ^ "Filippi excluded, Buemi wins at Sentul". autosport.com. 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-02-16.