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2008 Superleague Formula
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Olympiacos CFP (Kasper Andersen) at Superleague Formula Round 1
Galatasaray S.K. (Alessandro Pier Guidi) at Superleague Formula Round 1

The 2008 Superleague Formula season was the inaugural Superleague Formula championship. The season started very late in 2008 with the first round being on August 31 at Donington Park. There were six rounds (twelve races) in total with the successful season finale at Circuito Permanente de Jerez on 23 November. In the 18 cars on the grid were established A1GP and GP2 drivers as well as two ex-Formula One race starters, Robert Doornbos and Antônio Pizzonia.

Beijing Guoan, run under former Formula One team Zakspeed with driver Davide Rigon, were eventually crowned the first ever champions at the last event of the season.

Teams and driversEdit

Entrant Race team No. Race driver(s) Rounds
  A.C. Milan[1]   Scuderia Playteam[1] 3   Robert Doornbos[2] All
  Galatasaray S.K.[1] 4   Alessandro Pier Guidi[1] All
  PSV Eindhoven[1]   Azerti Motorsport[3][4] 5   Yelmer Buurman[3] All
  Al Ain[1] 6   Andreas Zuber[5] 1–2
  Bertrand Baguette[6] 3, 6
  Paul Meijer 4
  Dominick Muermans[7] 5
  CR Flamengo[1]   Team Astromega[1] 7   Tuka Rocha[5] All
  R.S.C. Anderlecht[1] 8   Craig Dolby[8] All
  Olympiacos CFP[1]   GU-Racing International[1] 9   Kasper Andersen[9] 1–4
  Stamatis Katsimis[10] 5–6
  FC Basel 1893[1] 10   Max Wissel[1] All
  Borussia Dortmund[1]   Zakspeed[1] 11   Nelson Philippe[5] 1–2
  Paul Meijer[6] 3
  Enrico Toccacelo 4–5
  James Walker 6
  Beijing Guoan[1] 12   Davide Rigon[5] All
  SC Corinthians[1]   EuroInternational[1] 14   Andy Soucek[5] 1
  Antônio Pizzonia[11] 2–6
  Atlético Madrid[12] 15   Andy Soucek[12] 2–6
  F.C. Porto[1]   Alan Docking Racing[13] 16   Tristan Gommendy[14] 1–4
  Rangers F.C.[1] 17   Ryan Dalziel[15] 1, 3–6
  James Walker[16] 2
  Sevilla FC[1]   GTA Motor Competición[17] 18   Borja García[17] All
  Tottenham Hotspur[18] 19   Duncan Tappy[5] 1–3, 5–6
  Dominik Jackson 4
  F.C. Porto[19]   Hitech Junior Team[20] 16   Tristan Gommendy[14] 5–6
  Liverpool F.C. 21   Adrián Vallés[21] All
  A.S. Roma[1]   FMS International[1] 22   Enrico Toccacelo[1] 1–3
  Franck Perera 4–6
  • No numbers 1 or 2 because it was the first season.
  • Cars 16 and 17 were run by Team West-Tec during pre-season.
  • Atlético Madrid did not enter until prior to round 2.
  • FC Porto switched from Alan Docking Racing to Hitech Racing prior round 5.

Test/reserve driversEdit

Driver Driver
  Jérôme d'Ambrosio   Bruce Jouanny
  Jimmy Auby[22]   Robbie Kerr[23]
  Zsolt Baumgartner   Paolo Maria Nocera
  Enrique Bernoldi   Giacomo Ricci[1]
  Dan Clarke[22]   Daniel la Rosa[1]
  Giambattista Giannoccaro   Jason Tahincioglu[23]
  Jan Heylen   Nico Verdonck[23]
  Jens Höing[24]   Andreas Wirth[25]

2008 ScheduleEdit

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Round Race Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Club Winning Team Report
1 R1   Donington Park August 31   Beijing Guoan   Beijing Guoan   Beijing Guoan   Zakspeed Report
R2   PSV Eindhoven   Sevilla FC   GTA Motor Competición
2 R1   Nürburgring September 21   A.C. Milan   PSV Eindhoven   A.C. Milan   Scuderia Playteam Report
R2   SC Corinthians   PSV Eindhoven   Azerti Motorsport
3 R1   Zolder October 5   Borussia Dortmund   Liverpool F.C.   Liverpool F.C.   Hitech Junior Team Report
R2   Atlético Madrid   Beijing Guoan   Zakspeed
4 R1   Estoril October 19   A.S. Roma   Atlético Madrid   Liverpool F.C.   Hitech Junior Team Report
R2   Borussia Dortmund   Al Ain   Azerti Motorsport
5 R1   Vallelunga November 2   Liverpool F.C.   Beijing Guoan   Beijing Guoan   Zakspeed Report
R2   Atlético Madrid   F.C. Porto   Hitech Junior Team
6 R1   Jerez November 23   Liverpool F.C.   R.S.C. Anderlecht   A.C. Milan   Scuderia Playteam Report
R2   Beijing Guoan   Borussia Dortmund   Zakspeed
  • Race 2 starts with reverse grid from finishing order of Race 1.

Test calendar and resultsEdit

Championship standingsEdit

Pos Entrant Drivers   DON   NÜR   ZOL   EST   VAL   JER Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1   Beijing Guoan   Davide Rigon 1 6 5 3 17 1 5 5 1 5 9 3 413
2   PSV Eindhoven   Yelmer Buurman 4 8 10 1 7 3 9 8 10 3 8 9 337
3   A.C. Milan   Robert Doornbos 17 DN 1 6 18 4 2 2 2 17 1 10 335
4   Liverpool F.C.   Adrián Vallés 5 3 14 14 1 6 1 12 9 4 7 15 325
5   A.S. Roma   Enrico Toccacelo 2 10 17 4 13 7 307
  Franck Perera 3 16 15 2 5 5
6   R.S.C. Anderlecht   Craig Dolby 14 16 2 2 2 16 14 9 7 6 4 8 303
7   F.C. Porto   Tristan Gommendy 7 9 8 5 6 15 16 DN 8 1 2 12 277
8   Galatasaray S.K.   Alessandro Pier Guidi 13 13 3 7 14 12 7 3 3 11 18 4 277
9   SC Corinthians   Andy Soucek 11 12 264
  Antônio Pizzonia 7 10 10 18 4 4 6 16 12 2
10   Sevilla FC   Borja García 10 1 6 8 16 8 8 7 17 13 6 11 262
11   Tottenham Hotspur   Duncan Tappy 3 5 13 17 12 2 11 10 3 14 257
  Dominik Jackson 15 11
12   Al Ain   Andreas Zuber 6 15 11 11 244
  Bertrand Baguette 11 10 10 7
  Paul Meijer 12 1
  Dominick Muermans 14 8
13   Rangers F.C.   Ryan Dalziel 8 14 8 17 13 15 5 7 15 6 227
  James Walker 4 12
14   Borussia Dortmund   Nelson Philippe 15 4 15 DN 218
  Paul Meijer 3 11
  Enrico Toccacelo 17 6 18 14
  James Walker 14 1
15   FC Basel 1893   Max Wissel 9 7 9 13 4 5 18 14 12 15 11 17 205
16   CR Flamengo   Tuka Rocha 16 2 16 16 9 14 11 10 4 18 17 13 189
17   Olympiacos CFP   Kasper Andersen 12 11 12 15 15 9 10 13 161
  Stamatis Katsimis 13 9 13 16
18   Atlético Madrid   Andy Soucek DN 9 5 13 6 17 16 12 16 18 132
Pos Entrant Drivers R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 Pts
  DON   NÜR   ZOL   EST   VAL   JER
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify (X)
Black Disqualified (DQ)
White Did not start (DN)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Excluded (EX)
Withdrew (WD)
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap

NOTE – R2 starts
with reverse grid

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd DNS
Points 50 45 40 36 32 29 26 23 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

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