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Super Nova Racing was a British racing team that has competed in Formula 3000/GP2 and the A1 Grand Prix series. Super Nova first entered racing in 1991. Super Nova was a new incarnation of the pre-existing David Sears Motorsport, sponsored by the Nova chain of Japanese English schools and also ran the Danish Den Blå Avis outfit.

United Kingdom Super Nova Racing
Logo supernova.jpg
Founded1991
Founder(s)Nozomu Saruhashi
David Sears
Folded2015
BaseGriston, Norfolk, England
Team principal(s)David Sears
Former seriesAuto GP
Formula E[a]
Formula 3000
A1 Grand Prix[b]
GP2 Series
GP2 Asia Series
Teams'
Championships
International Formula 3000:
2000
A1 Grand Prix:
2006-07[b]
Auto GP:
2012, 2013
Drivers'
Championships
International Formula 3000:
1995: Vincenzo Sospiri
1997: Ricardo Zonta
1998: Juan Pablo Montoya
2002: Sébastien Bourdais
Auto GP:
2012: Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
2013: Vittorio Ghirelli
Websitehttp://www.supernovainternational.com/

In July 2007, naming sponsor Nova's legal problems became the subject of intense media coverage in Japan, and by the end of September 2007 the company was reported to be unable to pay staff salaries or rent, being declared bankrupt in November 2007 amidst a widening scandal about business improprieties, but SuperNova continued to list Nova as a sponsor.[1] On 24 June 2008, President Saruhashi of the Nova chain of English schools was taken into police custody and faced charges of embezzlement.[2] In August 2009, Saruhashi was convicted and sentenced to a 42-month jail term.

In February 2012, it was announced that Super Nova would withdraw from the GP2 Series. They were replaced by the Italian team Lazarus.[3]

On 1 July 2014 Super Nova announced that it will be competing in the FIA Formula E Championship under the Trulli GP name.

Complete series resultsEdit

AutoGPEdit

Auto GP Results
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2010 Lola B05/52–Zytek   Jonny Reid 12 0 1 0 16 10th 3rd
  Giorgio Pantano 6 0 0 0 7 13th†
  Jake Rosenzweig 2 0 0 0 5 17th
  Luca Filippi 4 1 0 1 10 5th†
2011 Lola B05/52–Zytek   Adrian Zaugg 2 0 0 1 3 19th 4th
  Jon Lancaster 4 1 0 1 51 11th
  Luca Filippi 12 1 1 4 127 2nd
2012 Lola B05/52–Zytek   Adrian Quaife-Hobbs 14 5 6 4 221 1st 1st
  Victor Guerin 10 0 0 0 46 8th

  • † These drivers raced for more than one team during the season. Their final position includes results for all teams.

Complete former series resultsEdit

GP2 SeriesEdit

 
Christian Bakkerud driving for Super Nova in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series season.
 
Boris Derichebourg driving in the F3000 race for Super Nova Racing at the Circuit de Catalunya in 1998.
 
Jason Watt driving for Den Blå Avis (Super Nova Racing) during the Formula 3000 race at the Circuit de Catalunya in 1998.
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2005 DallaraMecachrome   Giorgio Pantano 23 0 1 0 49 6th 3rd
  Adam Carroll 23 3 0 2 53 5th
2006 DallaraMecachrome   José María López 21 0 1 1 30 10th 8th
  Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy 21 0 0 0 0 24th
2007 DallaraMecachrome   Luca Filippi 21 1 2 0 59 4th 4th
  Mike Conway 21 0 0 1 19 14th
2008 DallaraMecachrome   Christian Bakkerud 3 0 0 0 0 27th 7th
  Andy Soucek 16 0 0 0 141 14th1
  Álvaro Parente 20 1 0 1 34 8th
2009 DallaraMecachrome   Luca Filippi 20 1 0 3 40 5th 3rd
  Javier Villa 20 0 0 0 27 10th
2010 DallaraMecachrome   Josef Král 10 0 0 0 3 24th 9th
  Luca Filippi 10 0 0 0 5 20th
  Marcus Ericsson 20 1 0 0 11 17th
2011 DallaraMecachrome   Fairuz Fauzy 18 0 0 0 5 18th 9th
  Luca Filippi 10 0 0 0 9 2nd2
  Adam Carroll 8 0 0 0 6 17th

Notes:

GP2 Asia SeriesEdit

Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
2008 DallaraMecachrome   Christian Bakkerud 10 0 0 0 0 27th 6th
  Fairuz Fauzy 10 1 0 1 24 4th
2008-09 DallaraMecachrome   Javier Villa 11 0 0 1 12 10th 7th
  James Jakes 11 0 0 1 7 16th
2009-10 DallaraMecachrome   James Jakes 2 0 0 0 6 14th 6th
  Marcus Ericsson 2 0 0 0 0 24th†
  Jake Rosenzweig 4 0 0 0 0 30th
  Josef Král 8 0 0 0 8 11th
2011 DallaraMecachrome   Fairuz Fauzy 4 0 0 0 1 14th 11th
  Johnny Cecotto Jr. 4 0 0 0 0 15th

  • † These drivers also drove for other teams during the season and final place include all results.

Formula 3000Edit

International Formula 3000 Championship Results[4]
Year Car Drivers Races Wins Poles F.L. Points D.C. T.C.
1994 ReynardCosworth   Vincenzo Sospiri 8 0 0 1 24 4th 4th
  Taki Inoue 8 0 0 0 0 NC
1995 ReynardCosworth   Vincenzo Sospiri 8 3 0 0 42 1st 1st
  Ricardo Rosset 8 2 1 2 29 2nd
1996 LolaZytek Judd   Kenny Bräck 10 3 3 3 49 2nd 1st
  Marcos Gueiros 10 0 0 0 20 5th
1997 LolaZytek Judd   Ricardo Zonta 10 3 4 4 39 1st 1st
  Laurent Rédon 10 0 0 0 10 9th
1998 LolaZytek Judd   Juan Pablo Montoya 12 4 7 5 65 1st 1st
  Boris Derichebourg 12 0 0 0 5 12th
1999 LolaZytek   Ricardo Maurício 3 0 0 0 0 21st† 2nd
  David Saelens 6 0 0 0 8 9th†
  Jason Watt 10 2 1 0 30 2nd
2000 LolaZytek   Nicolas Minassian 10 3 0 0 45 2nd 1st
  David Saelens 10 0 2 0 15 6th
2001 LolaZytek   Mark Webber 12 3 2 3 39 2nd 3rd
  Mario Haberfeld 12 0 0 1 3 15th
2002 LolaZytek Judd   Sébastien Bourdais 12 3 6 3 56 1st 3rd
  Tiago Monteiro 12 0 0 0 2 13th
2003 LolaZytek Judd   Enrico Toccacelo 10 1 0 0 30 6th 5th
  Derek Hill 6 0 0 0 4 16th
  Nicolas Kiesa 1 0 0 0 1 7th†
  Sam Hancock 2 0 0 0 0 NC
2004 LolaZytek Judd   Patrick Friesacher 4 0 0 0 9 5th† 8th
  Jeffrey van Hooydonk 6 0 0 0 2 11th†
  Alan van der Merwe 7 0 0 0 2 14th
  Can Artam 3 0 0 0 0 NC†

  • † These drivers also drove for other teams during the season and final place include all results.

A1 Grand PrixEdit

They have competed for all seasons in A1 Grand Prix since series debuts in 2005-06, fielding entries for both A1 Team Germany[5] and A1 Team Pakistan[6] and later for A1 Team New Zealand.[7] In 2006-07, the both managed team, Germany and New Zealand finishing 1st and 2nd in the Championship overall.

A1 Grand Prix results[8]
Year Car Team Races Wins Poles F.L. Points T.C.
2005–06 Lola B05/52–Zytek   A1 Team Germany 22 0 0 0 38 15th
  A1 Team Pakistan 16 0 0 0 10 20th
2006–07 Lola B05/52–Zytek   A1 Team Germany 22 9 3 3 128 1st
  A1 Team New Zealand 22 3 2 2 93 2nd
2007–08 Lola B05/52–Zytek   A1 Team Germany 20 2 1 1 83 8th
  A1 Team New Zealand 20 4 2 1 127 2nd
2008–09 Ferrari A1 08   A1 Team Brazil 11 0 0 0 18 15th
  A1 Team New Zealand 14 0 0 0 36 7th

TimelineEdit

Former series
All-Japan Formula Three Championship 1992–1993
International Formula 3000 1994–2004
GP2 Series 2005–2011
A1 Grand Prix 2005–2009
GP2 Asia Series 2008–2011
Auto GP 2010–2014
Formula E 2014–2015

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Operation Team at Trulli GP team
  2. ^ a b Operation Team at A1 Team Brazil, A1 Team Germany, A1 Team New Zealand, A1 Team Pakistan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Slump from ad scandal triggers rent defaults, radical restructuring, The Japan Times online, 21 September 2007
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 June 2008. Retrieved 24 June 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Venezuela GP Lazarus joins GP2 Series". GP2 Series. GP2 Motorsport Limited. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  4. ^ GP2 and Formula 3000 entrylist and complete results speedsportmag.com
  5. ^ A1 Team Germany information a1podium.com
  6. ^ A1 Team Pakistan information a1podium.com
  7. ^ A1 Team New Zealand information a1podium.com
  8. ^ A1GP complete Archived 26 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine resultsresults.a1gp.com

External linksEdit

Achievements
Preceded by
none
International Formula 3000 Teams' Champion
2000
Succeeded by
Nordic Racing
Preceded by
DAMS
Auto GP Teams' Champion
2012-2014
Succeeded by
Torino Squadra Corse