A1 Team Japan

A1 Team Japan (English stylization: A1Team.Japan ) was the Japanese National Team in the A1GP series.


The founder of A1 Team Japan is unknown; team acted as the British team Carlin Motorsport.

In the first season the team was lower mediocrity. After it was able to achieve his first points in the feature race at Brands Hatch by Ryo Fukuda eighth place, followed on the second weekend on the Euro Speedway Lausitz with the tenth place in the sprint and ninth place in the feature race by Hideki Noda two more points results. On race weekend at Estoril it did not participate because Fukuda and Noda were prevented due to race in the World Series by Renault and Formula Nippon and a replacement driver was not determined in time. In Eastern Creek, the team provided with a horror accident in the main race for attention. The piloted by Hayanari Shimoda car came from unknown causes in the fast first left turn after the start / finish off the track, flipped over, missed the tire wall and hit the airbox forward into a concrete wall. Although it broke on impact between the engine and monocoque into two parts and the roll bar was destroyed, Shimoda was virtually unharmed. This accident is the worst in the A1GP series dar. On race weekend in Durban took the team did not participate because there is no substitute for Shimoda could be found, whose contract had expired at that time. But in the following race weekend in Sentul, he took up again and reached ninth place in the sprint race, the fourth points result of the Japanese. On the last two race weekends at Laguna Seca and Shanghai, the team was missing again. It finished the season at the 21st place overall with eight points.

In the second season, the team no longer went to.

A1 Team Japan has participated in seven race weekends of the A1GP series.


A1 Team Japan continued to race weekends a four different drivers, all of whom also took part in the race itself.

Rider overview

( Legend: RG = Race total SR = sprint races; HR = main race; RS = rookie sessions, PP = pole position; SRR = fastest lap )


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