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http://www.a1gp.com

The Australian Team was lunched on the 30th last month.

Backed by the Royal Family the Series is a blue print with each team getting there car, and have little room for modification.

Anyhow it's really really important as far as international relation's and a quality open top racing series. :)
 

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Fine you all suck.
 

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Yes I am looking forward to A1 GP, I wonder how it will succeed compared to F1, and hopefully Adelaide will host the race!
 

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It has a picture of Sydney in the "Where will the championship take place" but that could be to just show off Australia. Looks good, can't wait.
 

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Lol. They should be allowed to modify the aero kits on the cars. From what i understand the cars are nearly all identical aren't they?
 

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Lol. They should be allowed to modify the aero kits on the cars. From what i understand the cars are nearly all identical aren't they?
They give the teams the cars and they change down force, suspension set up, ect... Driver and team skill. Eastern creek will hold the australian race in september.
 

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It's basically a contest of drivers whereas F1 is a contest of drivers and engineers. I'll stick with F1. Although, I'll watch this if televised.
 

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It's basically a contest of drivers whereas F1 is a contest of drivers and engineers. I'll stick with F1. Although, I'll watch this if televised.
Ditto.

I've heard talks about A1GP being held in Eastern Creek. So, it's not just CityStyle's wish, but rather it's a real possibility. If some of you guys bought Autosport couple of months back, they had a free A1GP dvd.

To simplify it further, it's the World Cup meets Champ Car.
 

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Ditto.

I've heard talks about A1GP being held in Eastern Creek. So, it's not just CityStyle's wish, but rather it's a real possibility. If some of you guys bought Autosport couple of months back, they had a free A1GP dvd.

To simplify it further, it's the World Cup meets Champ Car.
I wish it was held in WA. Mabey when our new track is built yes. As australia has a team we have a round.
 

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I wonder if any television coverage in australia will cover races, perhaps if the sport builds a following after a few seasons.
 

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^ Channel Ten? F1's not on during the time, so if they have it, they'll probably put it on the fucked timeslot of 11pm. That is, unless it's the Australian round, Sydney or Perth doesn't matter it's all good, and that time they just fill up the weekend with practice, qualifying, and the race.

Come to think of it Channel Ten's coverage isn't all shit. It does have certain upsides to it. But I'd love a replay on the next day, or perhaps highlights. Not just some 5 second clip in Sports Tonight
 

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http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,15464696-23770,00.html

Eastern Creek handed GP
By Robert Grant
May 31, 2005

AUSTRALIA'S round of the inaugural A1 Grand Prix motor racing series has been pencilled in for Sydney's Eastern Creek on November 6.

The GP will be the fourth of the 12-race series on a provisional calendar released today.

A1 is a national concept featuring one team from each of 25 countries, with the first race due to get underway at England's Brands Hatch circuit on September 25.

Former world Formula One champion Alan Jones heads Australia's team in the championship which will be largely bankrolled by Dubai's Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum.

Jones said drivers for the Australian outfit had still not been selected but among those being considered are his son Christian and fellow young racers Will Power and Will Davison.

Cars have still not been allocated but Jones said they would begin to come off the production line shortly for shakedown tests.

The teams will all run in identical open wheel cars, built by Lola and powered by 520 bhp V8 engines.

More than $1.3 million in prize money will be up for grabs in each race with championship points in the series allocated to the leading 10 teams.

Drivers must be selected from their own country and the teams will rely more on driver skill than the barrage of technology which controls Formula One racing.


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"What makes this series so unique is that everyone is on a level playing field with exactly the same vehicle," Jones said at the team launch.
"What will make the difference is the ability of the driver and the team - and that's where Australia is going to shine."

Rounds of the series have been confirmed in England, Germany, Portugal, Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, South Africa, Mexico and the US (Texas and California).

Yet to be confirmed are races in Indonesia or Singapore and in Beijing.

The championship will run in the F1 off-season, from September this year through to March 26, 2006.

A1 series dates
Sept 25, 2005 - Brands Hatch, England
Oct 9 - Eurospeedway GP, Germany
Oct 23 - Estoril, Portugal
Nov 6 - Eastern Creek, Australia
Nov 20 - Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
Dec 11 - Dubai Autodrome, United Arab Emirates
Jan 15, 2006 - To be confirmed (Indonesia or Singapore)
Jan 29 - Durban, South Africa
Feb 12 - Parque Fundidora Monterrey, Mexico
Feb 26 - San Antonio, Texas
March 12 - Laguna Seca, California
March 26 - Beijing Goldensport, China (subject to FIA approval or alternative circuit as directed by Chinese government).
 

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I'm very interested to see how this goes. If we're lucky Fox Sports will pick it up and we get all live coverage actually as it happens! :D
 

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A1 Team

Driver

Time
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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EuroSpeedway Lausitz, 9 October – After an exciting start to the Sprint race at the A1 Grand Prix of Nations, EuroSpeedway Lausitz, the grid for the Feature event has been set.



A1 Team

Driver

Time
1

France

Nicolas Lapierre

30:10.429
2

Switzerland

Neel Jani

30:12.442
3

Brazil

Nelson Piquet Jr

30:12.887
4

New Zealand

Jonny Reid

30:18.475
5

Germany

Timo Scheider

30:19.280
6

Malaysia

Alex Yoong

30:33.848
7

Canada

Sean McIntosh

30:34.438
8

Mexico

David Martinez

30:35.838
9

Ireland

Ralph Firman

30:37.010
10

Japan

Hideki Noda

30:38.271
11

Czech Republic

Tomas Enge

30:38.671
12

South Africa

Tomas Scheckter

30:50.690
13

Austria

Mathias Lauda

30:51.436
14

Indonesia

Ananda Mikola

30:53.064
15

Australia

Christian Jones

30:53.885
16

India

Karun Chandhok

30:54.308
17

Italy

Enrico Toccacelo

30:59.954
18

China

Tengyi Jiang

16 Laps
19

Lebanon

Khalil Beschir

7 laps
20

Portugal

Alvaro Parente

3 laps
21

Pakistan

Adam Khan

2 laps
22

Netherlands

Jos Verstappen

1 lap
23

USA

Scott Speed

0 laps
24

Great Britain

Robbie Kerr

0 laps
 

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Didnt look to be a very big crowd in attendence.
 

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With a Japanese GP like that, I don't see how A1GP's first races will succeed. Good luck in Eastern Creek though. But from 2nd to somewhere in the midgrid is pathetic for Australia. Christian Jones is slow.... very..

I think Channel Ten shows it.. though a week after so perhaps this Sunday in RPM we'll see it... maybe. I did see the Brands Hatch round
 

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It was live of Foxtel, I watched the second race, I was very impressed that there was only about 20 seconds at the end of the race between first and last, in F1 the lesser teams finnish laps behind. There was a lot more real racing and passing, most passes happen in F1 during pitstops.
 
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