A1 Team New Zealand
is the New Zealand
team of A1 Grand Prix
, an international racing series.
The team was formed by and is owned by prominent Auckland
businessman Colin Giltrap
, well known for this car dealerships. The team is managed by Kiwi Bob McMurray
who retired last year after nearly 30 years involvement with the McLaren Formula One
racing team. The car is run by David Sears' organisation, Super Nova Racing
, as is the A1 Team Germany
car, meaning that the two teams are often thought of as one. Prior to Super Nova's involvement, the car was run by West Surrey Racing
, a British organisation run by New Zealander Dick Bennetts
which fields the Team RAC cars in the British Touring Car Championship
Driver: Earl Bamber, Chris van der Drift
Team New Zealand shocked the A1 paddock by revealing 18-year old Earl Bamber as their main driver for the race in Zandvoort
, even after the success of Jonny Reid in previous seasons. Bamber however, went on to record two podium finishes at a rain-soaked Zandvoort. However, van der Drift had less success in Chengdu, China, only scoring two points in the Sprint Race and just missed out on points in the Feature Race.
Driver: Jonny Reid
Again, Team New Zealand challenged for the championship, but lost out at Great Britain
. The team recorded 4 victories and 2 podiums.
Drivers: Matt Halliday, Jonny Reid
Team New Zealand were championship challengers... Read More