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A1 Team Portugal was the Portuguese team for A1 Grand Prix, an international racing series.

A1 Team Portugal
Portugal
Founded2005
Seat holder(s)Luís Figo
Carlos Queiroz
Team principalLuís Vicente
Race driver(s)Filipe Albuquerque
First race2005–06 Great Britain
Rounds entered32
Championships0
Sprint race victories0
Feature race victories1
Pole positions0
Fastest laps2
Total points227
2008–09 position3rd (92 pts)

ManagementEdit

The A1 Team Portugal team owners were Luís Figo Carlos Queiroz. The team's operations were run by CEO Luís Vicente, manager of the Fundação Luís Figo.

HistoryEdit

2008–09 seasonEdit

Driver: Filipe Albuquerque

Filipe Albuquerque will be the primary driver for A1 Team Portugal through to the end of the 2009–10 season.[1] He scored his first A1GP victory in the feature race in China. With four additional podium finishes and only two races without points (both during the same event), Albuquerque went on to finish as 3rd in the 2008–09 championship, with 92 points.

2007–08 seasonEdit

Drivers: Filipe Albuquerque, João Urbano

After a dismal start to the season, scoring only five points in the first six races, Team Portugal came alive after Filipe Albuquerque became lead driver. The team scored three podiums, and finished 11th in the championship.

2006–07 seasonEdit

Drivers: Álvaro Parente, João Urbano

Team Portugal only competed in four rounds of the 2006-07 season, starting with the Durban race. They scored twice, and finished in 17th place in the championship.

2005–06 seasonEdit

Drivers: César Campaniço, Álvaro Parente

In the inaugural season, Team Portugal took 3 podiums en route to 9th in the championship.

FPAK A1GP Portugal Junior TeamEdit

The Federação Portuguesa de Automobilismo e Karting (FPKA) and the A1 Team Portugal create in November 2007 the FPAK A1GP Portugal Junior Team to encourage Portuguese drivers into A1GP.[2] This project, give to Portuguese Cup and Open Racing Series in Portugal drivers, the opportunities to take part in the rookie sessions or practice events. The first driver to benefit from this Junior Team is Gonçalo Araújo will take part in the rookie session at Zuhai during the fourth round of the 2007–08 season.
Except Gonçalo Araújo, Bruno Serra and Frederico Duarte will take part of Junior Team in 2007-08. This season, its Armando Parente, António Félix da Costa, Gonçalo Araújo and Bruno Serra.[3]

DriversEdit

Name Seasons Races
(Starts)
A1GP Title Wins Sprint
wins
Main
wins
2nd 3rd Poles Fastest
Laps
Points
Filipe Albuquerque 2007–08, 2008–09 11 (22) 1 1 4 4 2 146
João Urbano 2006–07, 2007–08 7 (14) 5
Álvaro Parente 2005–06, 2006–07 13 (26) 1 2 76
César Campaniço 2005–06 1 (2) 0

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
 
PRT
 
AUS
 
MYS
 
UAE
 
RSA
 
INA
 
MEX
 
USA
 
CHN
66 9th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Álvaro Parente 8 Ret Ret 11 6 5 2 7 9 18 8 4 8 3 19 Ret Ret 10 3 4
César Campaniço 13 12
2006–07 Team Astromega Lola,
Zytek,
Cooper Avon
 
NED
 
CZE
 
BEI
 
MYS
 
INA
 
NZL
 
AUS
 
RSA
 
MEX
 
SHA
 
GBR
10 17th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Álvaro Parente 8 5 14 7 11 11
João Urbano 19 13
2007–08 A1 Team Portugal Lola,
Zytek,
Cooper Avon
 
NED
 
CZE
 
MYS
 
ZHU
 
NZL
 
AUS
 
RSA
 
MEX
 
SHA
 
GBR
59 11th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
João Urbano 11 Ret 9 18 13 Ret 19 12 8 12 12 16
Filipe Albuquerque 7 3 6 7 3 2 6 7
2008–09 Boer Racing Services Ferrari,
Ferrari,
Michelin
 
NED
 
CHN
 
MYS
 
NZL
 
RSA
 
POR
 
GBR
92 3rd
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Filipe Albuquerque 9 Ret 6 1 4 2 6 3 2 5 3 2 5 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portugal names its man". a1gp.com. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-09-18.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Portugal names next three rookies Archived February 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine a1gp.com (December 03, 2007)
  3. ^ Projecto "Júnior Team" arranca com Armando Parente[permanent dead link] infordesporto.sapo.pt (November 11, 2008)

External linksEdit