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2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season

2005-06 FIA A1 Grand Prix of Nations
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Competing countries (orange), race locations (squares)


The 2005-06 A1 Grand Prix season was the inaugural season for the A1 Grand Prix series. It began on 25 September, 2005, and finished on 2 April, 2006 after eleven races.

This first season was won by A1 Team France on March 12, 2006.

Teams

25 teams, each representing a different country, signed up for the first A1 Grand Prix season. All teams used a control chassis (Lola), engine (Zytek) and tyre (Cooper Avon). The following teams competed in the 2005-06 championship:

Country Team Race Team Seat holder Race
Drivers
Others
Drivers
22px-Flag of Australia.png Australia A1 Team Australia Alan Docking Racing Alan Jones Will Power
Christian Jones
Will Davison
Marcus Marshall
Ryan Briscoe
Karl Reindler
22px-Flag of Austria.png Austria A1 Team Austria Team Rosberg Lauda Motorsport Management Mathias Lauda
Patrick Friesacher
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Brazil A1 Team Brazil ASM F3 Ronaldo
Emerson Fittipaldi
Nelson Angelo Piquet
Christian Fittipaldi
Fabio Carbone
João Paulo Oliveira
Tuka Rocha
22px-Flag of the Canada.png Canada A1 Team Canada John Village Automotive Wade Cherwayko Sean McIntosh
Patrick Carpentier
22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China A1 Team China Team Astromega Liu Yu Tengyi Jiang
Qinghua Ma
22px-Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic A1 Team Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Antonin Charouz Jan Charouz
Tomáš Enge
Jaroslav Janiš
22px-Flag of France.png France A1 Team France DAMS Jean Paul Driot Alexandre Prémat
Nicolas Lapierre
22px-Flag of Germany.png Germany A1 Team Germany Super Nova Racing Willi Weber Timo Scheider
Adrian Sutil
Sebastian Stahl
Sebastian Vettel
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Great Britain A1 Team Great Britain Arden International Tony Clements
John Surtees
Robbie Kerr
Darren Manning
Alex Lloyd
Katherine Legge
22px-Flag of India.png India A1 Team India Akbar Ebrahim Atul Gupta Karun Chandhok
Armaan Ebrahim
22px-Flag of Indonesia.svg.png Indonesia A1 Team Indonesia A1 Team Indonesia N/A Ananda Mikola
22px-Flag of Ireland.png Ireland A1 Team Ireland A1 Team Ireland Mark Gallagher
Mark Kershaw
Michael Devaney
Ralph Firman
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Italy A1 Team Italy Team Ghinzani Piercarlo Ghinzani Enrico Toccacelo
Max Busnelli
Max Papis
Nino Piccoli
Richard Antinucci
Matteo Cressoni
Andrea Montermini
Raffaele Giammaria
22px-Flag of Japan.png Japan A1 Team Japan Carlin Motorsport N/A Ryo Fukuda
Hideki Noda
Hayanari Shimoda
22px-Flag of Lebanon.svg.png Lebanon A1 Team Lebanon Carlin Motorsport Tameem Auchi Kalil Beschir
Basil Shaaban
Graham Rahal
22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysia A1 Team Malaysia A1 Team Malaysia Alex Yoong Fairuz Fauzy
Alex Yoong
22px-Flag of Mexico.png Mexico A1 Team Mexico DAMS Juan Cortina
Julio Jáuregui
Salvador Durán
David Martínez
Luis Diaz
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png The Netherlands A1 Team The Netherlands Racing for Holland Jan Lammers Jos Verstappen Jeroen Bleekemolen
22px-Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand A1 Team New Zealand West Surrey Racing Colin Giltrap Matt Halliday
Jonny Reid
Scott Dixon
22px-Flag of Pakistan.svg.png Pakistan A1 Team Pakistan Super Nova Racing Arif Hussain Adam Langley-Khan
Enrico Toccacelo[1]
22px-Flag of Portugal.png Portugal A1 Team Portugal Carlin Motorsport Luís Figo
Carlos Queiroz
Álvaro Parente
Cesar Campanico
João Urbano
João Barbosa
22px-Flag of Russia.png Russia A1 Team Russia Russian Age Racing Svetlana Strelnikova
Frederic Dor
Alexey Vassiliev
Mikhail Aleshin
Roman Rusinov
Nikolai Fomenko
Alexander Tyuryumin
22px-Flag of South Africa.png South Africa A1 Team South Africa BCN Competicion Tokyo Sexwale Stephen Simpson
Tomas Scheckter
Gavin Cronje
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland A1 Team Switzerland DAMS Max Welti Neel Jani
Giorgio Mondini
22px-Flag of the United States.png United States A1 Team USA David Price Racing Rick Weidlinger Scott Speed
Bryan Herta
Philip Giebler

[1] Enrico Toccacelo drove the Pakistan car in Durban after Adam Langley-Khan was injured during practice sessions. However, Pakistan would have not scored any points if Toccacelo had finished in top 10.

Races

The first A1 Grand Prix season consisted of 11 races, all held in different countries. Each race ran over a three day weekend, including a practice session on each of Friday and Saturday before a qualifying session on Saturday, and then two races on Sunday.


Round Date Country Circuit Sprint Winner Main Winner Report
1 25 September, 2005 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Brands Hatch 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Brazil 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Brazil Report
2 9 October, 2005 22px-Flag of Germany.png Germany EuroSpeedway Lausitz 22px-Flag of France.png France 22px-Flag of France.png France Report
3 23 October, 2005 22px-Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Autódromo do Estoril 22px-Flag of France.png France 22px-Flag of France.png France Report
4 6 November, 2005 22px-Flag of Australia.png Australia Eastern Creek Raceway 22px-Flag of France.png France 22px-Flag of France.png France Report
5 20 November, 2005 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysia Sepang International Circuit 22px-Flag of France.png France 22px-Flag of France.png France Report
6 11 December, 2005 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png United Arab Emirates Dubai Autodrome 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 22px-Flag of France.png France Report
7 29 January, 2006 22px-Flag of South Africa.png South Africa Durban street circuit 22px-Flag of France.png France 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png The Netherlands Report
8 12 February, 2006 22px-Flag of Indonesia.svg.png Indonesia Sentul International Circuit 22px-Flag of France.png France 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Canada Report
9 26 February, 2006 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Parque Fundidora Monterrey 22px-Flag of France.png France 22px-Flag of France.png France Report
10 12 March, 2006 22px-Flag of the United States.png United States of America Laguna Seca 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Mexico 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Report
11 2 April, 2006 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China Shanghai International Circuit 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysia 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Report

The Indonesian Round had originally been scheduled to be held on January 15, 2006, but was postponed due to the death of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The replacement date was set as February 12, 2006 (originally scheduled for the cancelled Curitiba race), resulting in effectively switching order with the South African round.

Season Standings

Points in the 2005-06 season were distributed as follows:

  • Ten through one points for first through tenth place (10 for 1st, 9 for 2nd, etc...) in the Sprint Race.
  • Ten through one points for first through tenth place (10 for 1st, 9 for 2nd, etc...) in the Main Race. (which also pays prize money.)
  • One point for the fastest lap of either race.


Sprint Feature
Pos. Points Points Prize
1 10 10 $300,000
2 9 9 $200,000
3 8 8 $150,000
4 7 7 $110,000
5 6 6 $80,000
6 5 5 $60,000
7 4 4 $40,000
8 3 3 $30,000
9 2 2 $20,000
10 1 1 $10,000
Fast lap 1

Standings

"spr" indicate a Sprint Race, "fea" indicate a Main Race.

Pos Team Drivers 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png
GBR spr
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GBR fea
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GER spr
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GER fea
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PRT spr
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PRT fea
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AUS spr
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AUS fea
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MYS spr
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MYS fea
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ARE spr
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ARE fea
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ZAF spr
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ZAF fea
22px-Flag of Indonesia.svg.png
IDN spr
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IDN fea
22px-Flag of Mexico.png
MEX spr
22px-Flag of Mexico.png
MEX fea
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USA spr
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USA fea
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CHN spr
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CHN fea
Pts
1 22px-Flag of France.png France Alexandre Premat 2 (DNS) 1 1* 1* 1 1 8 1 1* 7 6 172
Nicolas Lapierre 1 1 1* 1 7 1 1 8 2 Ret*
2 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Neel Jani 9 Ret 2 5 3 2 6 3 2 2 1 Ret 3 2 5 5 2 3 121
Giorgio Mondini 16 13 Ret Ret
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Great Britain Robbie Kerr 5 Ret Ret 2 Ret 12 5 2 3 Ret 9 2 2 Ret 2 10 11 6 4 3 97
Darren Manning 2 15
4 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png New Zealand Matt Halliday 3 4 14 16 6 6 15 13 6 4 8 7 Ret 8 8 12 8 4 77
Jonny Reid 4 4 14 8
5 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy 13 8 Ret 8 74
Alex Yoong 5 6 16 8 5 5 10 Ret Ret Ret 4 2 7 11 Ret 10 1* 2
6 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr 1 1* 3* Ret 2 8 3 9 4 10 Ret Ret Ret 9* 71
Christian Fittipaldi 20 4 14 12 13 Ret 10 Ret
7 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png The Netherlands Jos Verstappen Ret 7 Ret 7 4 Ret 7 4 5 16 11 9 16 1 7 6 4 2 14 Ret Ret 17 69
8 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Michael Devaney 10 Ret 4 14 4 Ret 68
Ralph Firman 9 6 19 3 7 9 4 Ret* 4 Ret 6 Ret* Ret Ret 5 6
9 22px-Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Álvaro Parente 8 Ret Ret 11 6 5 2 7 9 18 8 4 8 3 19 Ret Ret 10 3 4 66
Cesar Campanico 13 12
10 22px-Flag of Mexico.png Mexico Salvador Durán 6 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 18 8 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 3 8 59
David Martínez 8 13 10 Ret
Luis Diaz 19 15
11 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Canada Sean McIntosh 19 9 7 3 7 Ret 9 Ret 15 Ret 5 6 12 10 Ret 1 59
Patrick Carpentier 9 15 6 5 Ret 7
12 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Jan Charouz 18 Ret 56
Tomáš Enge 11 Ret 5 9 Ret Ret 16 3 3 Ret 5 Ret 10 13 5 7 18 Ret 6 1
13 22px-Flag of Australia.png Australia Will Power 4 2 51
Christian Jones 15 14 16 Ret
Will Davison Ret 6 11 6 Ret 11 21 10 9 Ret
Marcus Marshall 16 3
Ryan Briscoe 10 8 9 3
14 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Italy Enrico Toccacelo 16 Ret 17 Ret 11 7 10 Ret 17 4 2 11 3 5 16 9 46
Massimiliano Busnelli Ret 6 14 Ret
Max Papis 19 7
15 22px-Flag of Germany.png Germany Timo Scheider 14 10 5 10 12 8 7 Ret 12 12 8 5 7 2 38
Adrian Sutil 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12
Sebastian Stahl 15 18
16 22px-Flag of the United States.png USA Scott Speed 11 Ret Ret Ret 13 4 23
Bryan Herta 15 10 10 7 6 13 9 Ret
Philip Giebler 13 Ret 13 Ret 15 9 14 10
17 22px-Flag of South Africa.png South Africa Stephen Simpson 24 6 Ret Ret Ret 12 12 3 Ret 5 Ret 11 Ret 18 11 Ret 11 14 20
Tomas Scheckter 12 Ret 10 Ret
18 22px-Flag of Indonesia.svg.png Indonesia Ananda Mikola 17 Ret 14 8 9 Ret Ret 14 6 Ret Ret Ret 11 14 12 16 Ret Ret 5 Ret 16
19 22px-Flag of Austria.png Austria Mathias Lauda 20 11 13 15 16 10 19 Ret 18 Ret 17 7 16 7 13 Ret 12 9 Ret 13 14
Patrick Friesacher 10 9
20 22px-Flag of Pakistan.svg.png Pakistan Adam Langley-Khan 7 Ret Ret 12 Ret 15 12 11 13 Ret 16 Ret 12 5 10
Enrico Toccacelo 11 Ret
21 22px-Flag of Japan.png Japan Ryo Fukuda 12 8 8
Hideki Noda 10 9
Hayanari Shimoda 18 Ret 14 13 14 15 9 Ret Ret Ret
22 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png China Tengyi Jiang 21 12 18 17 Ret 14 16 Ret 20 Ret 19 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 15 17 17 Ret 6
Qinghua Ma 14 16
23 22px-Flag of Lebanon.svg.png Lebanon Khalil Beschir 22 Ret Ret 18 Ret 17 0
Basil Shaaban 18 11 Ret 12 Ret 16 17 Ret 17 Ret
Graham Rahal 13 14 Ret Ret 18 11
24 22px-Flag of India.png India Karun Chandok 15 (DNS) 16 Ret 0
Armaan Ebrahim 17 13 17 13 11 (EX) 20 14 14 Ret 18 15
25 22px-Flag of Russia.png Russia Alexey Vasiliev 23 Ret 0
Mikhail Aleshin 15 17
Roman Rusinov 13 Ret
Pos Team Drivers 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png
GBR spr
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GBR fea
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GER spr
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GER fea
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PRT spr
22px-Flag of Portugal.png
PRT fea
22px-Flag of Australia.svg.png
AUS spr
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AUS fea
22px-Flag of Malaysia.png
MYS spr
22px-Flag of Malaysia.png
MYS fea
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ARE spr
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ARE fea
22px-Flag of South Africa.png
ZAF spr
22px-Flag of South Africa.png
ZAF fea
22px-Flag of Indonesia.svg.png
IDN spr
22px-Flag of Indonesia.svg.png
IDN fea
22px-Flag of Mexico.png
MEX spr
22px-Flag of Mexico.png
MEX fea
22px-Flag of the United States.png
USA spr
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USA fea
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CHN spr
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CHN fea
Pts
Gold Winner
Green Points finish
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Bold Pole Position
Silver 2nd place
Green (Ret) but Points finish
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Excluded (EX)
* Fast Lap
Bronze 3rd place
Blue Non-points finish
Blank Did not participate