A1

Discuss all the other types of Motorsport

Moderator: Ed

Post Reply
Julian Mayo
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 15661
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:07 am
Location: Tying the antenna to the tallest tree I can find.

Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:09 am

Just to make you feel better, I did not see the race either.
The Mountain is a savage Mistress.

User avatar
<T-K>
F1 Race Winner
F1 Race Winner
Posts: 2604
Joined: Thu May 12, 2005 4:54 am

Post by <T-K> » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:02 am

yeah, now i feel so much better.... :roll:

Do you know what happened to South Africa....i have no idea how he crashed...

Julian Mayo
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 15661
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:07 am
Location: Tying the antenna to the tallest tree I can find.

Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:19 am

<T-K> wrote:yeah, now i feel so much better.... :roll:

Do you know what happened to South Africa....i have no idea how he crashed...
The Austalian media coverage of Motor Sport is a joke T-K. I have no idea :evil:
The Mountain is a savage Mistress.

User avatar
<T-K>
F1 Race Winner
F1 Race Winner
Posts: 2604
Joined: Thu May 12, 2005 4:54 am

Post by <T-K> » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:53 am

Julian Mayo wrote:
<T-K> wrote:yeah, now i feel so much better.... :roll:

Do you know what happened to South Africa....i have no idea how he crashed...
The Austalian media coverage of Motor Sport is a joke T-K. I have no idea :evil:
:lol: :lol: just wait till a1 comes here......hehe

Ed
NewsOnF1 Editor
NewsOnF1 Editor
Posts: 22255
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:24 pm

Post by Ed » Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:59 pm

The 5th round in Malaysia (Sepang) saw France win both the Sprint and Feature races.

Top 10 - Sprint:
Rank Country Driver Race Time
1 France Alexandre Premat 29.21.541
2 Switzerland Neel Jani 29.22.772
3 Great Britain Robbie Kerr 29.26.606
4 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 29.28.334
5 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 29.29.514
6 New Zealand Matt Halliday 29.34703
7 Ireland Ralph Firman 29.35.423
8 Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 29.37.323
9 Portugal Alvaro Parente 29.41.932
10 USA Bryan Herta 29.42.386

Full Results (from A1GP Website)

Top 10 - Feature Race
Rank Country Driver Race Time
1 France Alexandre Premat 1.00.06.495
2 Switzerland Neel Jani 1.00.11.051
3 Czech Republic Tomas Enge 1.00.22.184
4 Italy Enrico Toccacelo 1.00.30.233
5 Malaysia Alex Yoong 1.00.38.136
6 New Zealand Matt Haliday 1.00.39.192
7 USA Bryan Herta 1.00.39.832
8 Germany Timo Scheider 1.00.41.876
9 Ireland Ralph Firman 1.00.42.240
10 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 1.00.45.883

Full Results (from A1GP Website)

France now lead Switzerland in the Championship by 27 points!

Ed
NewsOnF1 Editor
NewsOnF1 Editor
Posts: 22255
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:24 pm

Post by Ed » Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:21 pm

The Malaysian A1 Race is the first A1 race to take place at a track currently used by Formula 1 and it is intersteng to compare the times:

Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix
Fastest Lap: Kimi Raikkonen - 1:35.483

A1 GP Sprint Race
Fastest Lap: France - Alexandre Premat - 1:55.373

A1 GP Feature Race
Fastest Lap: Netherlands - Jos Verstappen - 1:56.001

F1 Engine: 3 Litre - V10 (900 bhp - estimated)
A1GP Engine: 3.4 Litre - V8 (520 bhp - 550 bhp in PowerBoost mode)

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Legge to test A1GP car

Post by mlittle » Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:09 pm

I'll need a little bit of time to confirm this, but if the autoracing wires are correct, then Atlantic Championship driver Katherine Legge's F1 test must have been excellent. One of the more reliable autoracing newswires (autoracing1.com) is reporting on their rumors page that A1 Team Great Britain prinicpal John Surtees is planning to have her test one of the team's A1 cars at a date/time to be announced.

My guess.....I'd say there's a 60/40 chance now we'll see her on the Champ Car grid in Long Beach, not the Atlantics grid.
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Re: Legge to test A1GP car

Post by mlittle » Fri Dec 02, 2005 10:57 am

mlittle wrote:I'll need a little bit of time to confirm this, but if the autoracing wires are correct, then Atlantic Championship driver Katherine Legge's F1 test must have been excellent. One of the more reliable autoracing newswires (autoracing1.com) is reporting on their rumors page that A1 Team Great Britain prinicpal John Surtees is planning to have her test one of the team's A1 cars at a date/time to be announced.

My guess.....I'd say there's a 60/40 chance now we'll see her on the Champ Car grid in Long Beach, not the Atlantics grid.
It can be uncanny what information rolls by, sometimes. Case in point.....

Apparently, I was right, but it won't be as a mere test. According to speedtv.com(I'll post the appropriate link below), Katherine Legge has been tapped to be A1 Team Britain's reserve driver for the upcoming round in Dubai, and a major reason for it was the excellent test she had with Minardi back in November. As one of Britain's scheduled drivers, she will be allowed to test the 550-hp Lola/Zytek during the course of the race weekend. Like I said above, it's about 60/40 that she'll be on the CC grid in Long Beach.


Here's the link.....
www.speedtv.com/articles/auto/roadracing/21000/
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

Julian Mayo
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 15661
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:07 am
Location: Tying the antenna to the tallest tree I can find.

Re: Legge to test A1GP car

Post by Julian Mayo » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:00 pm

mlittle wrote:
mlittle wrote:I'll need a little bit of time to confirm this, but if the autoracing wires are correct, then Atlantic Championship driver Katherine Legge's F1 test must have been excellent. One of the more reliable autoracing newswires (autoracing1.com) is reporting on their rumors page that A1 Team Great Britain prinicpal John Surtees is planning to have her test one of the team's A1 cars at a date/time to be announced.

My guess.....I'd say there's a 60/40 chance now we'll see her on the Champ Car grid in Long Beach, not the Atlantics grid.

It can be uncanny what information rolls by, sometimes. Case in point.....

Apparently, I was right, but it won't be as a mere test. According to speedtv.com(I'll post the appropriate link below), Katherine Legge has been tapped to be A1 Team Britain's reserve driver for the upcoming round in Dubai, and a major reason for it was the excellent test she had with Minardi back in November. As one of Britain's scheduled drivers, she will be allowed to test the 550-hp Lola/Zytek during the course of the race weekend. Like I said above, it's about 60/40 that she'll be on the CC grid in Long Beach.


Here's the link.....
www.speedtv.com/articles/auto/roadracing/21000/
That can only help her F1 aspirations :D
The Mountain is a savage Mistress.

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Post by mlittle » Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:57 pm

And increase her NA motorsports credentials, as well. :) :)
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Dixon to test A1GP car at Dubai

Post by mlittle » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:53 am

There'll be another new face at the upcoming A1GP round at Dubai this weekend, as 2003 IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will test for A1 Team New Zealand during the race weekend. According to A1 team principle Bob McMurray,
We have two extra 20-minute test sessions on Friday to give our second chassis a run and it's possible that Scott could drive them to get a basic feeling for the car. We're keen to get his thoughts on the chassis.
As to whether Dixon will race at Laguna Seca when the A1 GP series makes its' American debut in March 2006, he added...
We're still working towards Scott driving the Laguna race, so the Dubai drive is more like a canape before the main course.
Currently, New Zealand sits 4th in the standings, behind France, Switzerland and Brazil.
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

User avatar
<T-K>
F1 Race Winner
F1 Race Winner
Posts: 2604
Joined: Thu May 12, 2005 4:54 am

Post by <T-K> » Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:50 am

Well...I am looking forward to the south african race....booked my tickets already......gonna be good... :D

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Carpentier to drive for Team Canada?

Post by mlittle » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:10 am

Here is the link in question....
www.speedtv.com/articles/auto/roadracing/21576/

According to the article, Team Canada is intent upon signing NA open-wheel veteran Patrick Carpentier to drive for them when the A1GP travels to its' two North American stops, Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Mexico, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Carpentier would replace their current driver, British Formula Renault driver Sean McIntosh, who has one podium at the EuroSpeedway(Laustizring) and has helped Canada to its' current 10th place spot in the A1GP standings.
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

mlittle
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 11205
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:51 pm
Location: At the F1 Idiots Bar.............where else?
Contact:

Re: Dixon to test A1GP car at Dubai

Post by mlittle » Thu Jan 19, 2006 6:12 am

mlittle wrote:There'll be another new face at the upcoming A1GP round at Dubai this weekend, as 2003 IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will test for A1 Team New Zealand during the race weekend. According to A1 team principle Bob McMurray,
We have two extra 20-minute test sessions on Friday to give our second chassis a run and it's possible that Scott could drive them to get a basic feeling for the car. We're keen to get his thoughts on the chassis.
As to whether Dixon will race at Laguna Seca when the A1 GP series makes its' American debut in March 2006, he added...
We're still working towards Scott driving the Laguna race, so the Dubai drive is more like a canape before the main course.
Currently, New Zealand sits 4th in the standings, behind France, Switzerland and Brazil.

Scratch the above; Target/Ganassi Racing announced yesterday that they have told Scott Dixon in no uncertain terms that he will not be allowed to race w/A1's Team New Zealand. Essentially the reason boiled down to the fact that w/a new teammate(Wheldon), new engines(Honda) and new chassis(Dallara), the team just couldn't afford to let Dixon race in the A1GP this year. :shock:
The Sci-Fi Station Come by and visit when you get the chance. :)
The Wayward Tarheel I'm even in the blogosphere.... :shock:

Julian Mayo
Forum Hall of Fame
Forum Hall of Fame
Posts: 15661
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:07 am
Location: Tying the antenna to the tallest tree I can find.

Post by Julian Mayo » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:17 am

:cry:
The Mountain is a savage Mistress.

Post Reply