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A1 Team Lebanon was the Lebanese team of A1 Grand Prix, a former international racing series.

A1 Team Lebanon
Lebanon
Founded2005
Seat holder(s)Tameem Auchi
Team principal-
Race driver(s)Daniel Morad
Car nickname-
First race2005-06 Great Britain
Rounds entered39 (78 starts)
Championships0
Sprint race victories0
Feature race victories0
Pole positions0
Fastest laps0
Total points8
2008-09 position17th (8 pts)

ManagementEdit

A1 Team Lebanon's owner is Tameem Auchi.[1]

HistoryEdit

Daniel Morad became the race driver for A1 Team Lebanon for the 2008-09 season. Although having previously driven in rookie sessions for A1 Team Canada, his Canadian-Lebanese heritage allowed him to switch nationalities, as he had not yet made his race debut.[2] Morad scored Team Lebanon's first ever points in four years in the series at the first weekend of the season at Zandvoort, finishing in 8th place in the Feature Race.

DriversEdit

In 2007 several Lebanese fans reacted disappointedly to the decision to drop Beschir, and set up an online petition calling on the team to reinstate him as lead driver.[3][4]

Name Seasons Rounds
(Starts)
Titles Wins Sprint
wins
Feature
wins
2nd 3rd Poles Fastest
Laps
Points
  Chris Alajajian 2007-08 5 (10 starts) 0
  Jimmy Auby 2007-08 2 (4 starts) 0
  Khalil Beschir 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 7 (14 starts) 0
  Alexander Khateeb 2006-07 2 (4 starts) 0
  Allam Khodair 2006-07 4 (8 starts) 0
  Daniel Morad 2008-09 7 (14 starts) 8
  Graham Rahal 2005-06 4 (8 starts) 0
  Basil Shaaban 2005-06, 2006-07 8 (16 starts) 0

Drivers with a flag have raced for Lebanon, despite not being Lebanese.

Complete A1 Grand Prix resultsEdit

(key), "spr" indicates the Sprint Race, "fea" indicates the Feature Race.

Year Racing
team
Chassis,
Engine,
Tyres
Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Points Rank
2005-06 Carlin Motorsport Lola,
Zytek,
Cooper Avon
 
GBR
 
GER
 
POR
 
AUS
 
MYS
 
UAE
 
RSA
 
INA
 
MEX
 
USA
 
CHN
0 23rd
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Khalil Beschir 22 Ret Ret 18 Ret 17
Basil Shaaban 18 11 Ret 12 Ret 16 17 Ret 17 Ret
Graham Rahal 13 14 Ret Ret 18 11
2006-07 Carlin Motorsport Lola
Zytek
Cooper Avon
 
NED
 
CZE
 
BEI
 
MYS
 
INA
 
NZL
 
AUS
 
RSA
 
MEX
 
SHA
 
GBR
0 23rd
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Basil Shaaban 16 Ret 19 13 19 Ret
Graham Rahal 12 12
Khalil Beschir 17 20
Alexander Khateeb Ret 17 Ret 17
Allam Khodair 19 Ret 18 19 18 14 Ret 13
2007-08 Argo Racing Cars Ltd. Lola
Zytek
Cooper Avon
 
NED
 
CZE
 
MYS
 
ZHU
 
NZL
 
AUS
 
RSA
 
MEX
 
SHA
 
GBR
0 22nd
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Chris Alajajian 14 19 14 Ret Ret 13 15 Ret 19 19
Khalil Beschir 20 21 19 13 22 18
Jimmy Auby 15 17 18 22
2008-09 Argo Racing Cars Ltd. Ferrari,
Ferrari,
Michelin
 
NED
 
CHN
 
MYS
 
NZL
 
RSA
 
POR
 
GBR
8 17th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Daniel Morad 10 8 12 13 11 12 Ret Ret NC 6 Ret Ret Ret 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2007-10-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Morad to switch to A1 Team Lebanon". a1gp.com. 2008-09-18. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
  3. ^ Lebanon opts for Khodair despite Beschir petition. crash.net (April 26, 2007)
  4. ^ BESCHIR to represent LEBANON soon Archived April 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine a1gpfanzone.com

External linksEdit