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Team historyEdit

Based in Silverstone the team was formed in 2005 to run the A1 Team Ireland franchise in the new A1 Grand Prix series.[1] The team's shareholders are former Jordan Grand Prix Head of Marketing Mark Gallagher, former Formula One driver David Kennedy, John Hynes and Teddy Yip Jr., whose father Teddy Yip owned the Theodore Racing Formula One team. They also ran the A1 Team Canada operation in 2007–08 and also assisted A1 Team Netherlands in 2008–09, the season in which Team Ireland won the championship title.

In 2010, Status Grand Prix competed in the inaugural GP3 Series finishing second in the team championship. Gary Anderson led the technical side of the team. At the end of the 2015 season, Status withdrew from the championship.

In 2014, Status Grand Prix acquired the Malaysian team of Tony Fernandes, EQ8 Caterham Racing, for the 2015 GP2 Series season, but participated in the last meeting of the 2014 GP2 Series season under the name of Caterham.[2]

Status first raced officially in the 2015 GP2 Series season with Marlon Stockinger and Richie Stanaway as their drivers, with Oliver Rowland standing in for Stanaway in the final two rounds. Stanaway gave the team victories in the sprint races at Monaco and Sochi.

Status Grand Prix ceased to enter race series prior to the 2016 season due to lack of funding and sponsorship.

Series resultsEdit

GP2 Series
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2015 Dallara-Mecachrome   Marlon Stöckinger 21 0 0 0 0 26th 8th
  Richie Stanaway 18 2 0 0 60 10th
  Oliver Rowland 3 0 0 0 3 21st†

† Includes points scored for MP Motorsport

GP3 Series
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Dallara-Renault   Robert Wickens 16 3 1 2 71 2nd 2nd
  Ivan Lukashevich 16 0 0 0 0 32nd
  Daniel Morad 16 1 0 1 15 12th
2011 Dallara-Renault   Alexander Sims 16 1 0 2 34 6th 5th
  António Félix da Costa 16 1 0 0 16 13th
  Ivan Lukashevich 16 0 0 0 0 26th
2012 Dallara-Renault   Marlon Stöckinger 16 1 0 1 55 10th 6th
  Kotaro Sakurai 6 0 0 0 0 24th
  Alice Powell 16 0 0 0 1 19th
  Lewis Williamson 8 0 0 0 11 17th
2013 Dallara-AER   Jimmy Eriksson 16 0 0 0 0 24th 9th
  Adderly Fong 14 0 0 0 2 21st
  Josh Webster 16 0 0 0 0 28th
  Alexander Sims 2 0 0 0 77 8th
2014 Dallara-AER   Nick Yelloly 18 1 0 0 127 6th 3rd
  Richie Stanaway 18 1 1 1 125 8th
  Alfonso Celis Jr. 18 0 0 0 2 21st
2015 Dallara-AER   Seb Morris 18 0 0 0 6 18th 8th
  Alex Fontana 18 0 0 0 16 16th
  Sandy Stuvik 18 0 0 0 7 17th

Alexander Sims scored 61 of his 77 points in 2013 with Carlin Motorsport

D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

A1 Grand Prix
A1 Grand Prix Results[3]
Year Car Team Drivers Wins Poles Fast laps Points T.C.
2007–08 Lola-Zytek   A1 Team Ireland Ralph Firman · Adam Carroll 1 0 1 94 6th
  A1 Team Canada James Hinchcliffe · Robert Wickens 1 2 1 75 9th
2008–09 Ferrari   A1 Team Ireland Adam Carroll 5 6 5 112 1st

T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

TimelineEdit

Former series
A1 Grand Prix 2007–2009
GP3 Series 2010–2015
European Le Mans Series 2012
GP2 Series 2015

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Till 2013 the team competed under Irish racing license
  2. ^ a b Operation Team at A1 Team Canada, A1 Team Ireland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mark Gallagher. "Status Grand Prix". mark-gallagher.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Leading GP3 team Status to run Caterham GP2 squad". autosport.com. Autosport. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ A1GP complete Archived 2007-12-26 at the Wayback Machine resultsresults.a1gp.com

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