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2006-2007 A1 Grand Prix season

Post by mlittle » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:13 pm

Hard to believe that the first A1GP race of the 06-07' season is what, about a month or so away. According to the A1GP site(here's the link in case anyone wants to look, www.a1gp.com/racing/index.php?flashNavId=2 ), the schedule presently looks as follows................

1 October 2006--Zandvoort, Netherlands
8 October 2006--Brno, Czech Republic
5 November 2006--Beijing, China(street circuit)*
26 November 2006--Sepang, Malaysia
16 December 2006--Dubai Autodrome, UAE
21 January 2007--Taupo, New Zealand
4 February 2007--Sydney, Australia(circuit tba)
25 February 2007--Durban, South Africa(street circuit)
11 or 18 March 2007--North or South America(venue tba)
25 March 2007--Mexico(venue tba)
8 April 2007--Sentul, Indonesia**
15 April 2007--Shanghai, China
29 April 2007--Brands Hatch, England(GP circuit)

*--venue tba
**--site doesn't mention venue(last year's round in Indonesia was held at the Sentul circuit)

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Re: 2006-2007 A1 Grand Prix season

Post by <T-K> » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:35 am

mlittle wrote:Hard to believe that the first A1GP race of the 06-07' season is what, about a month or so away. According to the A1GP site(here's the link in case anyone wants to look, www.a1gp.com/racing/index.php?flashNavId=2 ), the schedule presently looks as follows................

1 October 2006--Zandvoort, Netherlands
8 October 2006--Brno, Czech Republic
5 November 2006--Beijing, China(street circuit)*
26 November 2006--Sepang, Malaysia
16 December 2006--Dubai Autodrome, UAE
21 January 2007--Taupo, New Zealand
4 February 2007--Sydney, Australia(circuit tba)
25 February 2007--Durban, South Africa(street circuit)
11 or 18 March 2007--North or South America(venue tba)
25 March 2007--Mexico(venue tba)
8 April 2007--Sentul, Indonesia**
15 April 2007--Shanghai, China
29 April 2007--Brands Hatch, England(GP circuit)

*--venue tba
**--site doesn't mention venue(last year's round in Indonesia was held at the Sentul circuit)

Thoughts or comments...............?
Interesting.......I thought that they had dropped the Netherlands round with the aim of cutting costs.....(If I am not mistaken, they made a loss of something like $2Bil in the first season) :shock:

The Durban round may have a new circuit layout aswell.....They may move it up further north, which creates a circuit that is a Heck of a lot faster, and a heck of a lot wider......Apparently the track was too close to residential areas for the noise levels....

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Re: 2006-2007 A1 Grand Prix season

Post by GhoGho » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:24 am

<T-K> wrote:
mlittle wrote:Hard to believe that the first A1GP race of the 06-07' season is what, about a month or so away. According to the A1GP site(here's the link in case anyone wants to look, www.a1gp.com/racing/index.php?flashNavId=2 ), the schedule presently looks as follows................

1 October 2006--Zandvoort, Netherlands
8 October 2006--Brno, Czech Republic
5 November 2006--Beijing, China(street circuit)*
26 November 2006--Sepang, Malaysia
16 December 2006--Dubai Autodrome, UAE
21 January 2007--Taupo, New Zealand
4 February 2007--Sydney, Australia(circuit tba)
25 February 2007--Durban, South Africa(street circuit)
11 or 18 March 2007--North or South America(venue tba)
25 March 2007--Mexico(venue tba)
8 April 2007--Sentul, Indonesia**
15 April 2007--Shanghai, China
29 April 2007--Brands Hatch, England(GP circuit)

*--venue tba
**--site doesn't mention venue(last year's round in Indonesia was held at the Sentul circuit)

Thoughts or comments...............?
Interesting.......I thought that they had dropped the Netherlands round with the aim of cutting costs.....(If I am not mistaken, they made a loss of something like $2Bil in the first season) :shock:

The Durban round may have a new circuit layout aswell.....They may move it up further north, which creates a circuit that is a Heck of a lot faster, and a heck of a lot wider......Apparently the track was too close to residential areas for the noise levels....
Too close to Old Fart Road. :wink:
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Post by GhoGho » Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:25 am

Sorry, Old Fort Road. :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Post by <T-K> » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:51 am

GhoGho wrote:Sorry, Old Fort Road. :oops: :oops: :oops:

:rolling: :ROTFLMAO: :rolling: :ROTFLMAO: :rolling:




Put it this way.....I live roughly 8/9 KM away from the track, and I could still hear them.......Sound travels farther in this sea air :lol:

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2 Days of testing at Silverstone......

Post by mlittle » Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:50 pm

Earlier this week, most of the nations w/entries in the A1GP series tested at Silverstone, and there were some notable names on the testing lists.....

United States...............Phil Giebler, Al Unser, Jr.
France........................Nicolas Lapierre
Malaysia......................Fairuz Fauzy
Canada.......................James Hinchcliffe
Netherlands.................Jos Verstappen
Germany....................Michael Ammenmuller, Nico Hulkenberg
Mexico........................Salvador Duran, Mario Dominguez
South Africa................Tomas Scheckter
New Zealand...............Wade Cunningham, Jonny Reid
Lebanon......................Graham Rahal
Brazil..........................Raphael Matos
Great Britain................Darren Manning
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Malaysia fastest in Wednesday testing......

Post by mlittle » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:02 pm

~~there were 2 sessions held Wednesday at Silverstone........here are the results from each session

Wednesday Session #1(morning)...................
1}Malaysia...............................1:10.507 sec
2}France..................................1:10.628 sec
3}Netherlands..........................1:10.763 sec
4}United States........................1:11.019 sec
5}Lebanon...............................1:11.159 sec
6}New Zealand.........................1:11.362 sec
7}Italy.....................................1:11.379 sec
8}Germany..............................1:11.431 sec
9}China...................................1:11.463 sec
10}South Africa........................1:11.522 sec
11}Indonesia............................1:11.569 sec
12}Australia.............................1:11.617 sec
13}Great Britain.......................1:11.670 sec
14}Switzerland.........................1:11.978 sec
15}Canada...............................1:12.059 sec
16}Ireland................................1:12.085 sec
17}Brazil..................................1:12.418 sec
18}Pakistan..............................1:12.627 sec
19}Czech Republic....................1:13.324 sec

Wednesday Session #2(afternoon)...................
1}Canada................................1:10.738 sec
2}Netherlands..........................1:10.821 sec
3}Germany..............................1:10.877 sec
4}New Zealand.........................1:11.054 sec
5}France..................................1:11.059 sec
6}Great Britain.........................1:11.246 sec
7}China...................................1:11.272 sec
8}Indonesia.............................1:11.295 sec
9}Switzerland...........................1:11.383 sec
10}Lebanon..............................1:11.411 sec
11}South Africa........................1:11.533 sec
12}Malaysia.............................1.11.571 sec
13}Brazil.................................1:11.613 sec
14}Czech Republic...................1:11.689 sec
15}Italy...................................1:11.712 sec
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Germany quickest in Thursday testing................

Post by mlittle » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:18 pm

~~as with Wednesday, there were 2 sessions; here are the results from each session..................

Thursday Session #1(morning)...........................
1}Germnay........................................1:10.615 sec
2}New Zealand...................................1:10.936 sec
3}Netherlands....................................1:10.942 sec
4}Great Britain...................................1:11.106 sec
5}China.............................................1:11.173 sec
6}South Africa....................................1.11.183 sec
7}Lebanon..........................................1:11.237 sec
8}Australia.........................................1:11.347 sec
9}Malaysia.........................................1:11.396 sec
10}Italy.............................................1:11.507 sec
11}Canada.........................................1:11.704 sec
12}Switzerland...................................1:11.892 sec
13}Indonesia......................................1:11.908 sec
14}Brazil............................................1:11.952 sec
15}Ireland..........................................1:12.140 sec
16}Mexico..........................................1:12.200 sec
17}Czech Republic..............................1:12.321 sec
18}France..........................................1:12.383 sec
19}Pakistan........................................1:12.642 sec
20}United States.................................1:13.521 sec

Thursday Session #2(afternoon).............................
1}Great Britain...................................1:10.927 sec
2}Brazil.............................................1:11.471 sec
3}Germany........................................1:11.487 sec
4}France............................................1:11.662 sec
5}Netherlands....................................1:11.731 sec
t-6}[6]Canada....................................1:11.877 sec
t-6}[7]Ireland.....................................1:11.877 sec
8}Mexico............................................1:12.161 sec
9}South Africa....................................1:12.314 sec
10}Malaysia........................................1:12.522 sec
11}Czech Republic..............................1:12.588 sec
12}New Zealand.................................1:12.629 sec
13}China...........................................1:12.669 sec
14}Pakistan.......................................1:12.740 sec
15}Switzerland...................................1:12.977 sec
16}Indonesia......................................1:13.592 sec
17}Lebanon........................................1:13.919 sec
18}United States.................................1:14.655 sec
19}Italy.............................................1:15.955 sec

note......in all four sessions(Wed./Thurs.), A1GP officials ran the tests on the shorter "international" circuit at Silverstone rather than the "grand prix" used by Formula 1
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Germany quickest in Thursday testing................

Post by mlittle » Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:18 pm

~~as with Wednesday, there were 2 sessions; here are the results from each session..................

Thursday Session #1(morning)...........................
1}Germnay........................................1:10.615 sec
2}New Zealand...................................1:10.936 sec
3}Netherlands....................................1:10.942 sec
4}Great Britain...................................1:11.106 sec
5}China.............................................1:11.173 sec
6}South Africa....................................1.11.183 sec
7}Lebanon..........................................1:11.237 sec
8}Australia.........................................1:11.347 sec
9}Malaysia.........................................1:11.396 sec
10}Italy.............................................1:11.507 sec
11}Canada.........................................1:11.704 sec
12}Switzerland...................................1:11.892 sec
13}Indonesia......................................1:11.908 sec
14}Brazil............................................1:11.952 sec
15}Ireland..........................................1:12.140 sec
16}Mexico..........................................1:12.200 sec
17}Czech Republic..............................1:12.321 sec
18}France..........................................1:12.383 sec
19}Pakistan........................................1:12.642 sec
20}United States.................................1:13.521 sec

Thursday Session #2(afternoon).............................
1}Great Britain...................................1:10.927 sec
2}Brazil.............................................1:11.471 sec
3}Germany........................................1:11.487 sec
4}France............................................1:11.662 sec
5}Netherlands....................................1:11.731 sec
t-6}[6]Canada....................................1:11.877 sec
t-6}[7]Ireland.....................................1:11.877 sec
8}Mexico............................................1:12.161 sec
9}South Africa....................................1:12.314 sec
10}Malaysia........................................1:12.522 sec
11}Czech Republic..............................1:12.588 sec
12}New Zealand.................................1:12.629 sec
13}China...........................................1:12.669 sec
14}Pakistan.......................................1:12.740 sec
15}Switzerland...................................1:12.977 sec
16}Indonesia......................................1:13.592 sec
17}Lebanon........................................1:13.919 sec
18}United States.................................1:14.655 sec
19}Italy.............................................1:15.955 sec

note......in all four sessions(Wed./Thurs.), A1GP officials ran the tests on the shorter "international" circuit at Silverstone rather than the "grand prix" circuit used by Formula 1
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Post by mlittle » Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:46 pm

Possible driver lineups for 2006-2007 A1GP season...........
note 1=lineups current as of 15 Sept. 2006......
note 2=lineups include all drivers listed under each team on A1GP site....

Australia} Christian Jones, Will Davison, Will Power, Marcus Marshall, Ryan Briscoe, Karl Reindler

Austria} Mathias Lauda, Patrick Friesacher

Brazil} Nelson Piquet, Jr., Chrstian Fittipaldi, Christiano "Tuka" Rocha

Canada} Sean McIntosh, James Hinchcliffe

China} Jiang Tengyi, Ma Qinghua

Czech Republic} Tomas Enge, Jarek Janis, Jan Charouz

France} Nicolas Lapierre, Alexandre Premat

Great Britain} Robbie Kerr, Darren Manning, Oliver Jarvis

Germany} Timo Scheider, Adrian Sutil

Indonesia} Ananda Mikola, Moreno Soeprapto

India} Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebraham

Ireland} Michael Devaney, John O'Hara

Italy} tba

Japan} tba

Lebanon} Khalid Beschir, Basil Shabaan, Graham Rahal

Malaysia} Alex Yoong, Fairuz Fauzy

Mexico} tba

Netherlands} Jos Verstappen, Jeroen Bleekemolen

New Zealand} Matt Halliday, Jonny Reid

Pakistan} Adam Khan

Portugal} Alvaro Parente, Joao Urbano, Cesar Campanico

South Africa} Tomas Scheckter, Stephen Simpson, Gavin Cronje

Russia} Mikhail Aleshin, Alexander Turmurin

Switzerland} tba

United States} Al Unser, Jr., Bryan Herta, Phil Giebler
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Qualifying results from Zandvoort.....

Post by mlittle » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:05 am

1st}South Africa(Adrian Zaugg), 2:55.531 sec. aggregate(sec. agg.)
2nd}Mexico(Salvador Duran), 2:55.636 sec. agg.
3rd}France(Nicolas Lapierre), 2:55.688 sec. agg.
4th}Germany(Niko Hulkenburg), 2:55.805 sec. agg.
5th}Great Britain(Darren Manning), 2:56.080 sec. agg.
6th}United States(Phil Giebler), 2:56.288 sec. agg.
7th}Canada(James Hinchcliffe), 2:56.407 sec. agg.
8th}Netherlands(Jeroen Bleekemolen), 2:56.618 sec. agg.
9th}New Zealand(Matt Halliday), 2:56.645 sec. agg.
10th}Malaysia(Alex Yoong), 2:56.896 sec. agg.
11th}Switzerland(Sebastien Buemi), 2:56.075 sec. agg.**
12th}Indonesia(Ananda Mikola), 2:57.188 sec. agg.
13th}Australia(Ryan Briscoe), 2:57.309 sec. agg.
14th}China(Congfu Cheng), 2:57.447 sec. agg.
15th}Ireland(Michael Devaney), 2:58.165 sec. agg.
16th}Brazil(Tuka Rocha), 2:58.418 sec. agg.
17th}Italy(Pier Guidi Alessandra), 2:58.467 sec. agg.
18th}India(Armaan Ebrahim), 2:58.987 sec. agg.
19th}Lebanon(Basil Shabaan), 3:00.008 sec. agg.
20th}Singapore(Christian Murchison), 3:00.628 sec. agg.
21st}Greece(Takis Kaitizas), 3:01.382 sec. agg.
22nd}Czech Republic(Tomas Kostka), 3:01.573 sec. agg.
23rd}Pakistan(Nur Ali), 3:07.812 sec. agg.

**--A1GP stewards disallowed Switzerland's fastest qual. session time due to technical infractions
sec. agg.--under A1GP rules, there are 4 15-minute sessions; the fastest 2 laps for each country sets the qual. grid(both are added to form a qual. aggregate)
note......qual. results apply only to sprint race; under A1GP rules, the grids for each round's feature race are determined by team's standing in qual., sprint race finish and fastest lap; country w/the fewest points(pts. for each are allocated 1-1st down to 25-25th....) starts on the pole for the feature race :? :shock: :shock:
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Results from Zandvoort.........

Post by mlittle » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:34 am

Sprint Race top-10............
1st}South Africa............................18:03.570 sec
2nd}Mexico...................................-2.272 sec
3rd}France....................................-2.934 sec
4th}Germany................................-6.190 sec
5th}Great Britain...........................-12.007 sec
6th}New Zealand..........................-14.940 sec
7th}United States.........................-22.438 sec
8th}Canada.................................-23.571 sec
9th}Netherlands...........................-24.071 sec
10th}Switzerland..........................-24.568 sec
Fastest Lap(Sprint Race)---South Africa, 1:29.125 sec

Feature Race top-10..........
1st}Germany..............................1 hr., 10:31.238 sec
2nd}United States.......................-7.870 sec
3rd}Australia..............................-33.619 sec
4th}Netherlands..........................-35.873 sec
5th}Mexico.................................-40.321 sec
6th}Italy....................................-42.616 sec
7th}Great Britain........................-54.333 sec
8th}Switzerland..........................-59.382 sec
9th}China..................................-1:29.659 sec
10th}Indonesia..........................-1:37.489 sec
Fastest Lap(Feature Race)---Malaysia, 1:29.989 sec
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Post by <T-K> » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:18 am

I have absolutely no idea who the chap racing for S.A was....I have never heard of him before....He didnt do a bad job in the sprint race though :D

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Post by mlittle » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:13 am

<T-K> wrote:I have absolutely no idea who the chap racing for S.A was....I have never heard of him before....He didnt do a bad job in the sprint race though :D
By all accounts, T-K, it was a pretty interesting weekend. I mean, I don't think anyone knew who was driving for South Africa....until he puts the car P1 for the sprint race ahead of Mexico and France, then wins the sprint race. :shock: The feature was another story, though......started out dry, rained during the feature race, then dried out, catching a bunch of teams; any team that gambled and stayed on slicks finished at the front. It was an interesting race weekend, to be sure. :lol: 8) :shock: :shock:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:16 pm

Young Master Zaug is a banzai driver, :shock:
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