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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:58 pm

rah wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:Jos Verstappen may be a bit miffed that you didn't notice him :lol:
Yeah maybe, but you know what those Dutch are like.
No, but now you have posted that, you might be about to find out :lol:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:14 pm

Craig Gore, Owner of the Wps V8 Supercar team and co-owner of the Champcar Team Australia" outfit has announced plans to expand into a total of 8 categories world wide " to foster the careers of drivers, mechanics, fabricators,painters,technicianns& engineers" in conjunction with sponsors Fish Liquor. He has calculated that in return for their investment, WPS and Fish liquor will be seen by 10 million fans live, and a tv audience of 420 million globally.
Wonder if he wants a "gofer"?
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Post by JayVee » Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:12 pm

If Yoong did that well and these cars are identical, does this mean most of these drivers are pretty ordinary (given Yoong's very poor form in F1 ?)
Or is it that he is familiar with this track and a lot of others aren't ?

Good to see Will Power up there :wink:

Verstappen ? I think he is too old :shock:

Anyone watched it ? Is is worth it ? I forgot to watch or tape it :cry: Maybe next race
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Post by rah » Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:23 pm

Its hard to say who is doing what. Remember that this is a new series with a new car. May have been an anomoly or he may have found something that suited him a bit better. We will know more as the season progresses.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:14 am

Reuters reports that 50,000 people watched the races, and crowds for the weekend were around the 80,000 mark. There was a 2 hour traffic jam on race day, so many people may have given up and gone home.
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Post by rah » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:27 am

There is talk that Paul Tracy, Tony Kanaan and perhaps even Dan Wheldon will be seen racing in the A1 Grand Prix series this winter. At the moment the new series consists mainly of younger drivers but as the idea catches on, the level of drivers will probably increase.
Will be a good chance to see how they shape up against some new drivers.

From www.grandprix.com
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Post by rah » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:28 am

Sato is also reported to be heading for A1 later on in the year. Might be a good opotunity for him.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Scheckter and Enge to Race at EuroSpeedway?

Post by mlittle » Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:30 am

The entry list for the A1 Grand Prix round at the EuroSpeedway in Lausitz, Germany was released today and there are a few surprises present. The biggest of them are the additions of IndyCar Series drivers Tomas Scheckter and Tomas Enge, who are listed as the primary drivers for South Africa(Scheckter replaces Stephen Simpson) and the Czech Republic(Enge replaces Jan Charouz). The entry list is also absent one team, as Russia is not listed for this round.

3 other items of interest:
1}ChampCar Atlantic racer David Martinez is listed as the primary driver for Mexico(in place of Salvador Duran, who finished 3rd at Brands Hatch);
2}Formula 3 racer Richard Antinucci is listed as Italy's reserve driver(behind primary Enrico Toccacelo) and;
3}Australian driver Christian Jones is listed as Australia's primary(stepping in for Will Power, who drove at Brands Hatch).
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Post by rah » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:17 am

A1 GP EuroSpeedway Lausitz

Final results of feature race.

1 France Nicolas Lapierre 58:45.700
2 Great Britain Robbie Kerr 58:49.406
3 Canada Sean McIntosh 58:51.158
4 New Zealand Jonny Reid 58:51.674
5 Switzerland Neel Jani 58:52.771
6 Ireland Ralph Firman 58:53.781
7 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 58:55.322
8 Indonesia Ananda Mikola 59:02.406
9 Japan Hideki Noda 59:05.044
10 Germany Timo Scheider 59:07.560
11 Portugal Alvaro Parente 59:10.440
12 Pakistan Adam Khan 59:10.966
13 Mexico David Martinez 59:14.878
14 Australia Christian Jones 59:16.590
15 Austria Mathias Lauda 59:16.832
16 Malaysia Alex Yoong 59:31.081
17 China Jiang 1:00:03.141
18 Lebanon Khalil Beschhir 33 laps
19 Czech Republic Tomas Enge 27 laps
20 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 26 laps
21 India Karun Chandhok 19 laps
22 South Africa Tomas Scheckter 15 laps
23 Italy Enrico Toccacelo 11 laps
24 USA Scott Speed 4 laps
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Post by rah » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:20 am

From an aussie point of view, I think this says a fair bit about Jones vs Power.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:46 am

rah wrote:From an aussie point of view, I think this says a fair bit about Jones vs Power.
Yup. :cry:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:47 am

What are the point standings Rah?
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Post by rah » Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:00 pm

1 BRA BRAZIL 30
2 FRA FRANCE 29
3 NZL NEW ZEALAND 29
4 SUI SWITZERLAND 17
5 AUS AUSTRALIA 16
6 MEX MEXICO 16
7 GBR GREAT BRITAIN 15
8 CAN CANADA 14
9 MAL MALAYSIA 11
10 GER GERMANY 8
11 IRL IRELAND 8
12 NED NETHERLANDS 8
13 JPN JAPAN 6
14 RSA SOUTH AFRICA 5
15 PAK PAKISTAN 4
16 INA INDONESIA 3
17 POR PORTUGAL 3
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Post by Julian Mayo » Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:39 pm

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Post by rah » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:39 am

It has been confirmed that the A1 sepang round 18-20 November will be held as a night race. I have no more details so don't ask, however a sinical bloke like myself could always presume that it is being held at this time so that Europe will be able to watch it on tv. I haven't checked what time it will be on here, but it will be on at 13.00GMT. Sounds like a marvelous coincidence, if you are in europe.
Ok, Lewis may win the WDC in 07, but Sato will beat him in 08.

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