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France wins Rain-Soaked Feature Race

A1GP Season Opener
Sunday, October 05, 2008

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Loic Duval excelled in the rain
A1GP
A1 Team France has claimed the first Feature race victory of the season in extremely wet conditions at Circuit Park Zandvoort in The Netherlands.

From third on the grid Loic Duval put in a mature drive, taking the lead before the first round of pit stops and holding on until the end despite two safety car periods curtailing his advantage.

Sprint race winner Fairuz Fauzy finished second for Malaysia, losing time in the first pit stop due to a problem with the left-rear wheel. Earl Bamber put in an outstanding performance this weekend on his race debut for A1 Team New Zealand claiming third, his second podium finish of the day.

Full race report to follow.....

Feature race results

Pos

Driver

A1 Team

Laps

Time

Gap First

1

Loic DUVAL

FRANCE

36

11:58.723

-

2

Fairuz FAUZY

MALAYSIA

36

12:01.011

2.288

3

Earl BAMBER

NEW ZEALAND

36

12:01.432

2.709

4

John MARTIN

AUSTRALIA

36

12:05.052

6.329

5

Jeroen BLEEKEMOLEN

NETHERLANDS

36

12:06.996

8.273

6

Clivio PICCIONE

MONACO

34

12:03.356

2 Laps

7

Jin Woo HWANG

KOREA

33

12:28.432

3 Laps

8

Daniel MORAD

LEBANON

32

03:15.216

4 Laps

9

Ho Pin TUNG

CHINA

31

03:14.803

5 Laps

10

Charlie KIMBALL

USA

30

59:04.806

6 Laps

11

Filipe ALBUQUERQUE

PORTUGAL

15

29:34.235

21 Laps

12

Satrio HERMANTO

INDONESIA

12

26:14.548

24 Laps

13

Adrian ZAUGG

SOUTH AFRICA

5

11:00.955

31 Laps

14

Fabio ONIDI

ITALY

5

11:01.706

31 Laps

15

Felipe GUIMARAES

BRAZIL

5

12:03.879

31 Laps

16

Adam CARROLL

IRELAND

4

09:17.297

32 Laps

17

Neel JANI

SWITZERLAND

4

09:52.638

32 Laps

Fastest lap: A1 Team USA set the fastest lap (1m47.115s) of the Feature race with a speed of 155.5 kph on lap 30.

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