2005 A1GP Championship - Round 1 - Brands Hatch

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Part 5 - Drivers

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[b]A1 Team 	Driver 1 		Driver 2 [/b]
Australia 	Will Power		Christian Jones 
Austria 	Mathias Lauda   
Brazil 		Nelson Piquet Jr.	Joao Paulo de Oliveira 
Canada 		Sean MacIntosh   
China 		Qinghua Ma		Tengyi Jiang 
Czech Republic 	Jan Charouz   
France 		Nicholas Lapierre	Alexandre Premat 
Germany 	Timo Scheider		Adrian Sutil 
Great Britain 	Robbie Kerr		Alex Lloyd 
India 		Karun Chandhok		Armaan Ebrahim 
Indonesia 	Ananda Mikola   
Ireland 	Michael Devaney   
Italy 		Enrico Toccacelo	Nino Piccoli 
Japan 		Ryo Fukuda   
Lebanon 	Basil Shaaban		Khalil Beschir 
Malaysia 	Alex Yoong		Fairuz Fauzy 
Mexico 		Salvador Duran   
Netherlands 	Jos Verstappen		Jeroen Bleekemolen 
New Zealand 	Matt Halliday		Jonny Reid 
Pakistan 	Adam Khan   
Portugal 	Alvaro Parente		Joao Urbano 
Russia 		Alexey Vasiliev		Nikolay Fomenko 
South Africa 	Stephen Simpson		Gavin Cronje 
Switzerland 	Neel Jani   
USA 		Scott Speed

Few familiar names there. ;) Couple missing due to other commitments - Like Ralph Firman

A1 Teams can nominate different drivers for each race weekend. With all series points going to the national team, the A1 driver line-up will not only vary between qualifying, the Sprint race and the Feature race but also from week to week.

Sounds an interesting concept. :D
 
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Vertigo1 said:
Scott Speed for the USA team!?

I thought he was a dead-cert to get a seat in the ex-Sauber-come-Red-Bull-rookies team next year?

He is....

However - America REALLY want to win this.

He's going to be extremely busy though - GP2 at the moment, Testing with Red Bull over winter, A1GP over winter, then pre season testing with Red Bull USA/Junior...

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So... er... has anyone ever heard of our drivers before? :D Will be interesting to see how they get on though :)

Ex-British Formula 3 champion Robbie Kerr has been confirmed as the driver for Brands Hatch ahead of sometime European F3000 race winner Alex Lloyd.

This wasn’t a huge surprise as Robbie is traditionally a bit of a Brands specialist, and can always be counted on to go well here, which bodes well for the red, white and blue team. A solid performer always, and quick in any car he’s ever got into, Robbie will do us proud.

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2005 A1 Grand Prix Championship - Round 1 Brands Hatch

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[b]Pos	Country		Driver		Laps	Time		Gap[/b]
1	USA		Speed		19	1:16.516	123.362 mph	
2	Brazil		Piquet		13	1:17.156	0.640	
3	France		Lapierre	20	1:17.216	0.700	
4	Great Britain	Kerr		21	1:17.463	0.947	
5	Malaysia	Yoong		17	1:17.579	1.063	
6	Australia	Power		30	1:17.673	1.157	
7	Switzerland	Jani		22	1:17.731	1.215	
8	Portugal	Parente		19	1:17.740	1.224	
9	Netherlands	Verstappen	20	1:17.970	1.454	
10	Mexico		Duran		27	1:17.997	1.481	
11	New Zealand	Halliday	24	1:18.157	1.641	
12	Germany		Scheider	13	1:18.344	1.828	
13	Canada		Macintosh	28	1:18.470	1.954	
14	South Africa	Simpson		21	1:18.640	2.124	
15	Japan		Fukuda		27	1:18.859	2.343	
16	Pakistan	Khan		14	1:18.932	2.416	
17	Czech Rep	Charouz		20	1:19.396	2.880	
18	Lebanon		Shaaban		24	1:19.491	2.975	
19	Ireland		Devaney		16	1:19.542	3.026	
20	Austria		Lauda		14	1:19.674	3.158	
21	Indonesia	Mikola		16	1:20.126	3.610	
22	Russia		Vasiliev	14	1:22.905	6.389	
23	Italy		Toccacelo	3	1:25.320	8.804	
24	China		Quinghua Ma	15	1:26.555	10.039	
25	India		Chandhok	2	1:28.607	12.091
 
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Free Practice 2 times

Code:
[b]Pos	Country		Driver		Laps	Time		Gap[/b]
1	Brazil		Piquet		14	1:25.122	110.890 mph	
2	Great Britain	Kerr		21	1:25.361	0.239	
3	Portugal	Parente		15	1:25.639	0.517	
4	South Africa	Simpson		16	1:26.294	1.172	
5	France		Lapierre	18	1:26.328	1.206	
6	Canada		Macintosh	21	1:26.346	1.224	
7	Ireland		Devaney		14	1:26.540	1.418	
8	USA		Speed		14	1:26.665	1.543	
9	Germany		Sutil		15	1:26.817	1.695	
10	Switzerland	Jani		15	1:26.947	1.825	
11	Mexico		Duran		20	1:27.553	2.431	
12	Pakistan	Khan		17	1:27.738	2.616	
13	Italy		Toccacelo	17	1:27.890	2.768	
14	Japan		Fukuda		21	1:28.109	2.987	
15	Austria		Lauda		20	1:28.154	3.032	
16	Malaysia	Yoong		9	1:28.193	3.071	
17	Indonesia	Mikola		18	1:28.241	3.119	
18	New Zealand	Halliday	17	1:28.350	3.228	
19	Netherlands	Verstappen	7	1:28.594	3.472	
20	Lebanon		Beschir		12	1:28.806	3.684	
21	Czech Rep	Charouz		17	1:28.827	3.705	
22	Australia	Jones		12	1:29.346	4.224	
23	Russia		Fomenko		12	1:30.207	5.085	
24	China		Jiang		9	1:35.767	10.645	
25	India		Chandhok	0	No Time		-
 
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Vertigo1 said:
Whilst this obviously good news, I fear the lack of terrestrial TV coverage here in the UK could seriously harm any potential mass following.

Exactly. I'm so excited about this series, but I don't have Sky Sports. I would be paying the whole channel package price just to watch A1GP, which is ridiculous, so I can't see it :(
Great posts though Flibster, thanks.
 
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giSh^uK said:
yea me too

id love to watch this, but dont have sky and im not gonna buy it just for this

If you get recommended by someone - you get a free dish and installation and half price package for a month iirc...

person who recommends you gets a free Sky+ box. :D
 
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Just a reminder...

Qualifying starts on Sky Sports 3 at 2pm - until 4:30 - which is good as qualifying for the F1 starts at 4:45 :D

Oooh...I can feel my keyboard crying...

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This is what they're racing for....

trophy.jpg


Seriously nice trophy...

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Flibster said:
Just a reminder...

Qualifying starts on Sky Sports 3 at 2pm - until 4:30 - which is good as qualifying for the F1 starts at 4:45 :D

Oooh...I can feel my keyboard crying...

Simon/~Flibser

Your keyboard is gonna be a pile of dust by sunday night :D

And that is one seriously nice looking trophy :D
 
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Flibster said:
Ex-British Formula 3 champion Robbie Kerr has been confirmed as the driver for Brands Hatch ahead of sometime European F3000 race winner Alex Lloyd.

Alex Lloyd was also the 2003 BRDC Young Driver of the Year, following in the footsteps of the likes of DC, Jenson Button and Dario Franchitti.
 
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Cant wait, almost time for el qualifying then... :D

I will be rooting for our team naturally....although im supposed to root for Australia too apparently, coz the guy who is running their team is a personal friend my old mans.

Apparently....Dan Wheldon might also race for us....W00T! Get him in there.
 
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Rain has been scheduled for at least one of the races tomorrow..

Considering there was several Red Flags during the wet session yesterday - it may be interesting...

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