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A1 Team South Africa is the South African team of A1 Grand Prix, an international racing series.

A1 Team South Africa
South Africa
Founded2005
Seat holder(s)Tokyo Sexwale
Team principal-
Race driver(s)Adrian Zaugg, Alan van der Merwe
Car nicknameVulindlela
First race2005-06 Great Britain
Rounds entered33
Championships0
Sprint race victories2
Feature race victories1
Pole positions5
Fastest laps3
Total points143
2008-09 position9th (3 pts)

ManagementEdit

A1 Team South Africa's owner is Tokyo Sexwale. The Chief Executive Officer of the team is Dana Cooper and the technical and sporting manager is Mike Carroll. For the 2006-07 season South Africa have enlisted DAMS to run their car, the outfit which ran the French and Swiss teams to 1st and 2nd places in 2005-06.

HistoryEdit

2008–09 seasonEdit

Driver: Adrian Zaugg

2007–08 seasonEdit

Driver: Adrian Zaugg

Consistent scoring, two victories, and two podiums brought Team South Africa 5th place in the championship.

2006–07 seasonEdit

Drivers: Stephen Simpson, Shane Brewer, Adrian Zaugg

Team South Africa had mixed fortunes in 2006-07. A victory, a podium, and two high-placing results were offset by other bad results, and the team finished in 14th position.

2005–06 seasonEdit

Drivers: Tomas Scheckter, Stephen Simpson

In the inaugural season, Team South Africa scored a podium en route to 17th place in the championship.

DriversEdit

Name Seasons Races
(Starts)
A1GP Title Wins Sprint
wins
Main
wins
2nd 3rd Poles Fastest
Laps
Points
Tomas Scheckter 2005-06 2 (4) 1
Stephen Simpson 2005-06, 2006-07 10 (20) 1 0 19
Shane Brewer 2006-07 4 (8) 0
Adrian Zaugg 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 17 (34) 3 2 1 1 2 5 3 123

Complete A1 Grand Prix resultsEdit

(key), "spr" indicate a Sprint Race, "fea" indicate a Main 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 BCN Competicion Lola,
Zytek,
Cooper Avon
GBR spr GBR fea GER spr GER fea PRT spr PRT fea AUS spr AUS fea MYS spr MYS fea ARE spr ARE fea ZAF spr ZAF fea IDN spr IDN fea MEX spr MEX fea USA spr USA fea CHN spr CHN fea 20 17th
Stephen Simpson 24 6 Ret Ret Ret 12 12 3 Ret 5 Ret 11 Ret 18 11 Ret 11 14
Tomas Scheckter 12 Ret 10 Ret
2006-07 DAMS Lola
Zytek
Cooper Avon
NED spr NED fea CZE spr CZE fea BEI spr BEI fea MYS spr MYS fea IDN spr IDN fea NZ spr NZ fea AUS spr AUS fea ZAF spr ZAF fea MEX spr MEX fea SHA spr SHA fea GBR spr GBR fea 24 14th
Adrian Zaugg 1 Ret Ret 5 13 12 7 Ret 4 3 15 Ret
Stephen Simpson Ret 11
Alan van der Merwe 3 Ret 7 6 16 Ret 8 12
2007-08 DAMS Lola
Zytek
Cooper Avon
NED spr NED fea CZE spr CZE fea MYS spr MYS fea ZHU spr ZHU fea NZ spr NZ fea AUS spr AUS fea ZAF spr ZAF fea MEX spr MEX fea SHA spr SHA fea GBR spr GBR fea 96 5th
Adrian Zaugg 1 2 4 16 10 Ret Ret 3 4 7 7 1 13 7 Ret 6 7 16 7 11
2008-09 DAMS Ferrari,
Ferrari,
Michelin
 NED  CHN  MYS  NZL  RSA  POR  GBR 19 14th
spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea spr fea
Adrian Zaugg 6 Ret 5 9 9 5 10 9 7 Ret 17 Ret
Alan van der Merwe 15 11

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