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Post by rah » Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:16 pm

A1 Schedule
September 25: Brands Hatch (Great Britain)
October 9: 2. EuroSpeedway (Germany)
October 23: Circuito Estoril (Portugal),
November 6: Eastern Creek, Sydney (Australia>
November 20: Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia)
December 11: Dubai Autodrome (UAE>
January 15, 2006: Sentul Circuit (Indonesia)
January 29: TBA (South Africa)
February 12: Autodromo Internacional de Curitiba (Brazil)
February 26: Parque Fundidora Monterrey (Mexico)
March 19: Laguna Seca, California (US)
April 2: Shanghai International Circuit (China)
NB: The host circuit for the South African round will be announced this week.
Courtesy of Fox Sports.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by <T-K> » Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:12 pm

rah wrote:January 29: TBA (South Africa)
The host circuit for the South African round will be announced this week.
It could be a street race through my home town... :D :up:
rah wrote:October 9: 2. EuroSpeedway (Germany)
November 20: Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia)
just as a point of interest, Both these circuits have dropped off the calender...

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Post by mlittle » Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:23 am

March 19: Laguna Seca, California(US)
Ah, so there will be least one A1GP race in the States'...I can just imagine the looks on those drivers' faces when they go through the Corkscrew for the first time.

Now, if we could just get Formula 1 to race there instead of Indy. 8)
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Post by rah » Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:17 pm

Its just a shame they are using eastern creek in sydney. Its not too far away, but it is a crap track for spectators. It looks like a small road through a dust bowl.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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A1 Grand Prix Schedule

Post by mlittle » Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:30 am

Rah, here's an updated A1GP schedule(according to the series' website, www.a1gp.com/racing/season.php

25 Sept. 2005--Brands Hatch, England
9 October 2005--EuroSpeedway, Lausitz, Germany
23 October 2005--Estoril, Portugal
6 November 2005--Eastern Creek, Sydney, Australia
20 November 2005--Sepang, Malaysia
11 December 2005--Dubai Autodrome, UAE
15 January 2006--Sentul Circuit, Indonesia
29 January 2006--TBA, South Africa
12 February 2006--Autodromo Curitaba, Brazil
26 February 2006--Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Mexico
19 March 2006--Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, United States
2 April 2006--Shanghai Circuit, China
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:09 am

rah wrote:Its just a shame they are using eastern creek in sydney. Its not too far away, but it is a crap track for spectators. It looks like a small road through a dust bowl.
If they ever knock the tops off the hills, as promised, and use the fill to build spectator mounds on the outside of the track, as promised, the track would be in an amphitheatre with all but turn 3 on view from most places :evil:
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Potential A1 Grand Prix Drivers for 05'-06' season

Post by mlittle » Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:32 pm

While many of the teams for the inaugural A1 GP season have yet to announce their drivers, some of the countries involved have already mentioned some drivers that could be racing in A1 this year. Here are some of the drivers mentioned....

United States--Scott Speed or Bryan Herta
Brazil--Tony Kanaan
South Africa--Tomas Scheckter
Great Britain--Dan Wheldon
Czech Republic--Tomas Enge

NOTE 1--with the exception of Speed, the others will miss the opening round at Brands Hatch(IRL race at Watkins Glen, Sept. 25th),
NOTE 2--Even if Great Britain does convince Wheldon to race for them in A1, they've already announced that Robbie Kerr will drive in the first 4 rounds of the series.
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Post by danilen1 » Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:06 am

A1 is getting close now :-) finally there'll be some awesome racing for me to get my racing fix in the F1 off season...
Anyone know how they'll be broadcasting A1 in the UK? If its on sky im gonna be very very upset :cry:

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Post by rah » Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:03 am

I can't believe some people. Have a read of this:

http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,86 ... 70,00.html

Sometimes people just need to let go.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:27 am

rah wrote:I can't believe some people. Have a read of this:

http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,86 ... 70,00.html

Sometimes people just need to let go.
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USA Fastest in 1st A1Gp Practice

Post by mlittle » Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:36 pm

A1 team USA topped the first practice charts with a time of 1:16.516 secs, with Brazil, France, Great Britain and Malaysia in P2-P5. Other notable spots:6th-Australia, 9th-Netherlands, 11th-New Zealand, 14th-South Africa, 15th-Japan, 19th-Ireland and 25th-India. Full results are at the A1Gp site... www.a1gp.com/results/OP1_Standing.pdf

Judging by the times, I'd say us Yanks have fired the first shots in the A1GP season, but it's still only one practice at Brands Hatch. Good luck to all the countries this season!
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:29 pm

Well done USA. The American and European drivers do have the advantage of extensive track knowledge tho, whereas some of the others have never even seen the place. Lets see what happens when they get to some of the other countries :D
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Post by mlittle » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:31 pm

That what I'm thinking. Of course, since one round is at Laguna Seca, can't you just see the looks on some of them when they see "the Corkscrew"? :lol: :lol: :shock:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:47 pm

mlittle wrote:That what I'm thinking. Of course, since one round is at Laguna Seca, can't you just see the looks on some of them when they see "the Corkscrew"? :lol: :lol: :shock:
It would be fun to watch. What a pity our round is at a dusty little backyard track, would be fantastic to see thier eyes bulging thru the visors on the first lap around The Mountain :D
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Post by Ed » Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:15 pm

Top 10 from the 2nd practice session are:
1 BRAZIL 1'25.122
2 GREAT BRITAIN 1'25.361
3 PORTUGAL 1'25.639
4 SOUTH AFRICA 1'26.294
5 FRANCE 1'26.328
6 CANADA 1'26.346
7 IRELAND 1'26.540
8 USA 1'26.665
9 GERMANY 1'26.817
10 SWITZERLAND 1'26.947

Full Results (from the A1 Grand Prix Site)

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