South Africa’s Adrian Zaugg does a burnout at the Durban A1 GP
Adam Carroll and Team Ireland secured the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at Brands Hatch this weekend, when the team put in superb performances – winning both the Sprint and Feature races to take the 2008-2009 crown.
Round three of this season’s A1GP, at Sepang in Malaysia, left no doubt as to Ireland’s newfound dominance of the world cup of motorsport – as Ireland took pole position and victory for the Feature race, copying a similar performance by Switzerland during the earlier Sprint.
For the 2008/2009 season, A1 Grand Prix vehicles will be powered by Ferrari. This stems from a deal that Ferrari made with the A1 GP in October last year to supply the tournament with powerplants and other consultation resources. The agreement is said to last until 2014.
After season mostly spent at the top of the standings, and an especially dominating latter half, it’s no surprise that Team Switzerland emerges as champion after the final round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport 2007/2008 season, held at Brands Hatch in England.
The penultimate round of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport at the Shangai International Circuit proved good for championship leaders Switzerland, who won the Sprint race and finished fifth in unfavourable conditions during the Feature, while the USA took its first-ever A1 win.
After a chaotic Mexican round of A1GP, Jonny Reid piloted the Kiwi car to a sprint victory, while Adam Carroll of Team Ireland gave the Irish their first ever win in the feature.
The seventh round of the A1GP world cup of motorsport was held in Durban at the weekend. Canada and Switzerland took pole position on the tight street circuit on Saturday and stayed ahead of the pack in the Sprint and Feature races respectively to record wins.
The Australian leg of the A1GP, held at the Eastern Creek Raceway in New South Wales, saw Team France take top honours, while Team South Africa’s Adrian Zaugg also put on a superb performance to win the 42-lap Feature Race.
The A1 Grand Prix of Nations visited Zhuhai International Circuit for the first time this weekend. Zhuhai played host to the first race on Chinese soil for the fourth round of the series (the penultimate round taking place at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 13 2008) and saw the rise of two new winners.