SC Corinthians starts from the pole-position at Magny Cours tomorrow.
The Brazilian club’s car driven by Antônio Pizzonia (BRA) netted the fastest time in today’s (27 June) two-car Qualifying Final against the Liverpool FC machine of Adrian Vallés (ESP) staged in hot and humid weather conditions.
Pizzonia, aged 28, set a time of 1min 26.555secs around the 4.41km Circuit de Nevers circuit in the final – 0.299-secs faster than Vallés (23) as the pair battled for supremacy at the culmination of the qualifying knock-out competition.
In semi-final one Pizzonia, who finished second in the final race of the SLF inaugural season, beat Craig Dolby's Tottenham Hotspur car despite a lock-up at the Adelaide hairpin when the Briton himself spun at Chateau d'Eau. In the second semi, Vallés swept aside Anderlecht (Yelmer Buurman) by eight-tenths.
French drivers Tristan Gommendy and Nelson Panciatici start the opening 45-minute race from sixth and 15th places respectively in their FC Porto and Olympique Lyonnais cars. Meanwhile defending Superleague Formula champion Davide Rigon (Italy) put the Olmpiacos car eighth on the grid while the AC Milan car of reigning GP2 champion Giorgio Pantano (Italy) starts from 16th place on the 18-car grid after failing to register a timed lap when his car suffered a gearbox gremlin.
Anderlecht: Yelmer Buurman (NED)
“I struggled a little in free practice but once we had new tyres the car was good. The temperatures on the front tyres were not correct causing me to ‘lock up’ too easily and this problem ultimately caused me to go off in my quarter-final – just after the second chicane, I went wide and in to the dirt and the gravel – which I was mad about. But then I saw the FC Porto car going in to the pit-lane so I thought I’d better finish my lap despite my mistake. We were later told FC Porto had been disqualified so I was through to the semi against Spurs – I was lucky. We will make changes to improve the car overnight.”
Teams and Drivers:
2 Sporting Clube de Portugal Zakspeed Pedro Petiz
3 AC Milan Azerti Giorgio Pantano
4 Galatasaray Ultimate DuncanTappy
5 PSV Azerti Dominick Muermans
6 Al-Ain FC Ultimate Miquel Molina
7 Flamengo Delta / ADR Enrique Bernoldi
8 Anderlecht Zakspeed Yelmer Buurman
9 Olympiacos GU Racing Davide Rigon
10 FC Basel GU Racing Max Wissel
14 Corinthians Alan Docking Racing Antonio Pizzonia
15 Atlético Madrid Alan Docking Racing Ho-Pin Tung
16 FC Porto Hitech Tristan Gommendy
17 Glasgow Rangers Alan Docking Racing John Martin
19 Tottenham Hotspur Alan Docking Racing Craig Dolby
21 Liverpool FC Hitech Adrián Vallés
22 AS Roma Azerti Jonathan Kennard
24 FC Midtylland Hitech Kasper Andersen
69 Olympique Lyonnais Epsilon Nelson Panciatici
Liverpool FC claimed first blood in the Superleague Formula by Sonangol when Spaniard Adrian Vallés comfortably won the opening race at Magny Cours in France today (28 June).
Vallés went into the lead on lap five and even retained his lead during the mandatory pit-stop for tyres.
Dutchman Yelmer Buurman in the Anderlecht car, despite being involved in an opening lap multiple car accident, came home second after successfully defending from the Tottenham Hotspur car of Britain Craig Dolby – the pair separated by less than a second at the chequered flag.
The pole-starting SC Corinthians car of Antônio Pizzonia (BRA) ultimately finished fourth after reigning GP2 champion Giorgio Pantano dropped from fourth to 12th place after spinning his AC Milan car at high speed with less than five minutes remaining.
A second 45-minute race, with the 18-cars lining up in the reverse of the opening race finishing order, plus a new three-lap non-points scoring “shoot out” for the top-three in races one and two, are staged later today.
1 21 Liverpool FC SF Racing Team A. Vallés 45:57.400 30 laps
2 8 RSC Anderlecht SF Racing Team Y. Buurman 46:03.698 6.298
3 19 Tottenham Hotspurs SF Racing Team C. Dolby 46:04.637 7.237
4 14 Corinthians SF Racing Team A. Pizzonia 46.14.368 16.968
5 4 Galatasaray SF Racing Team D. Tappy 46.25.201 27.801
6 7 Flamengo SF Racing Team E. Bernoldi 46.35.207 37.807
7 2 Sporting Clube de Portugal SF Racing Team P. Petiz 46:41.578 44.178
8 24 FC Midtjylland SF Racing Team K. Andersen 46:53.303 55..903
9 6 AL-Ain SF Racing Team M. Molina 47:00.681 1:03.907
10 10 FC Basel SF Racing Team M. Wissel 47:01.307 1:03.907
11 5 PSV Eindhoven SF Racing Team D. Muermans 47:23.955 1:26.555
12 3 AC Milan Racing Team G. Pantano 44:47.472 1 lap
13 69 Olympique Lyonnais SF Racing Team N. Panciatici 46:22.919 1 lap
14 15 Atlético de Madrid SF Racing Team H.P. Tung 46:44.320 1 laps
15 22 AS Roma SF Racing Team J. Kennard 27:50.298 13 laps
16 16 FC Porto SF Racing Team T. Gommendy 46:39.628 22 laps
17 17 Rangers FC SF Racing Team J. Martin 3:50.676 -29 laps
18 9 Olympiacos SF Racing Team D. Rigon
Race 2 – AC Milan to the fore
The Olmpiacos car of reigning SLF champion Davide Rigon (ITA) started from pole-position with the Glasgow Rangers machine of SLF rookie John Martin (AUS) alongside on the front row courtesy of the reverse grid order after both were victims of race one’s opening lap accident.
But it was the fourth row starting AC Milan machine of Pantano who cruised to victory, finishing 2.2secs ahead of Rigon. Pantano took the lead from Rangers when Martin pitted on lap nine and was back in front by lap 17 after the pit-stops. The Australian went off at Adelaide corner on lap 18 when just outside the top-10.
FC Basel’s Max Wissel came through from ninth to claim third place and the final slot through in to the Super Final with Al Ain’s Miguel Molina (ESP) just missing out on a rostrum in fourth place having fended off the advances of AS Roma’s Jonathan Kennard – the Briton retiring with a clutch problem three laps from home after the pair touched.
Race two start with reversed grid order,the winner of race one start from last place.
1 G. Pantano AC Milan 46:57.511
2 D. Rigon Olympiacos + 2.273
3 M. Wissel FC Basel + 11.372
4 M. Molina Al-Ain FC + 15.455
5 Y. Buurman Anderlecht + 17.987
6 A. Valles Liverpool FC + 18.811
7 T. Gommendy FC Porto + 19.759
8 E. Bernoldi Flamengo + 21.740
9 A. Pizzonia Corinthians + 21.998
10 C. Dolby Tottenham Hotspur + 23.594
11 D. Tappy Galatasaray + 31.831
12 H. Tung Atletico de Madrid + 1:08.911
13 N. Panciatici Olympique Lyonnais + 1:26.911
14 J. Kennard AS Roma + 3 ronde(n)
15 K. Andersen FC Midtjylland + 14 ronde(n)
16 J. Martin Rangers FC + 15 ronde(n)
17 P. Petiz Sporting Clube de Portugal + 25 ronde(n)
18 D. Muermans PSV Eindhoven + 31 ronde(n)
Tottenham Hotspur claimed the opening Superleague Formula by Sonangol race honours at Zolder this morning.
The British club’s driver Craig Dolby led home the front row starting Glasgow Rangers machine of John Martin (AUS) by 2.075secs in the 44 minute plus one-lap race which featured two Safety Car periods.
SF championship leader Adrián Vallés (SP) increased his lead for Liverpool FC by finishing third – a further 1.3secs adrift – managing to stave off the advances of FC Basel’s Max Wissel (D) who set the fastest race lap.
The pole-starting FC Midtylland car of Kasper Andersen (DEN) led until making his compulsory pit-stop on lap 15 but stalled his engine at the stop. The Dane resumed in 13th but spun across the track on lap 19 bringing out the Safety Car two laps later leaving a four minute sprint to the chequered flag.
A multi-car collision exiting the first corner on the opening lap had necessitated a Safety Car period. The accident eliminated the Sporting Clube de Portugal, SC Corinthian and Atlético de Madrid cars.
Tottenham Hotspur: Craig Dolby (GB)
“It’s a fantastic maiden SLF win for Tottenham Hotspur and for me. My car’s rear diffuser was broken at the first corner melee. I just pushed as hard as I could and my team did a great pit-stop.”
Glasgow Rangers: John Martin (AUS)
“I lost time during the pit-stop when the car slipped off the front jack – just like at Magny Cours. If it hadn’t have been for that problem we’d have been very close to the Spurs car but it’s good to score well today.”
Liverpool FC: Adrián Vallés (SP)
“I extended my championship lead and that is the most important thing. The start was crazy but I was up to third at the first corner. I was catching FC Midtylland before he pitted but then his problem in the pits delayed my stop ‘window’ – it was a race I could have won”.
Race 1 Results:
1 19 Tottenham Hotspur SF Racing Team C. Dolby 45:42.338
2 17 Rangers FC SF Racing Team J. Martin 45:44.413 2.075
3 21 Liverpool FC SF Racing Team A. Vallés 45:45.750 3.412
4 10 FC Basel SF Racing Team M. Wissel 45:46.379 4.041
5 3 AC Milan SF Racing Team G. Pantano 45:47.076 4.738
6 6 Al-Ain FC SF Racing Team E. Guerrieri 45:49.397 7.059
7 7 Flamengo SF Racing Team E. Bernoldi 45:51.913 9.575
8 8 RSC Anderlecht SF Racing Team Y. Buurman 45:53.107 10.769
9 4 Galatasaray SF Racing Team D. Tappy 45:53.399 11.061
10 9 Olympiacos SF Racing Team D. Rigon 45:54.104 11.766
11 22 AS Roma SF Racing Team J. Kennard 45:54.988 12.650
12 16 FC Porto Racing Team T. Gommendy 45:55.528 13.190
13 24 FC Midtjylland SF Racing Team K. Andersen 30:06.22510
14 69 Olympique Lyonnais SF Racing Team N. Panciatici 45:05.125
15 5 PSV Eindhoven SF Racing Team D. Muermans 11:43.785
16 2 Sporting Clube de Portugal SF Racing Team P. Petiz - -
17 14 Corinthians SF Racing Team A. Pizzonia - -
18 15 Atlético de Madrid SF Racing Team H. P. Tung - -
1 6 Al-Ain FC SF Racing Team E. Guerrieri 46:34.726 29 laps
2 15 Atlético de Madrid SF Racing Team H. P. Tung 46:35.520 0.794
3 21 Liverpool FC SF Racing Team A. Vallés 46:43.458 8.732
4 9 Olympiacos SF Racing Team D. Rigon 46:44.042 9.316
5 22 AS Roma SF Racing Team J. Kennard 46:53.630 18.904
6 24 FC Midtjylland SF Racing Team K. Andersen 46:58.230 23.504
7 16 FC Porto SF Racing Team T. Gommendy 46:59.401 24.675
8 10 FC Basel SF Racing Team M. Wissel 47:04.935 30.209
9 19 Tottenham Hotspur SF Racing Team C. Dolby 47:11.595 38.869
10 69 Olympique Lyonnais SF Racing Team N. Panciatici 33:32.390 10 laps
11 3 AC Milan SF Racing Team G. Pantano 27:07.228 14 laps
12 14 Corinthians SF Racing Team A. Pizzonia 25:39.108 15 laps
13 2 Sportingh Clube de Portugal SF Racing Team P. Petiz 16:21.944 20 laps
14 8 RSC Anderlecht SF Racing Team Y. Buurman 12:10.994 23 laps
15 17 Rangers FC SF Racing Team J. Martin 9:51.570 25 laps
16 4 Galatasaray SF Racing Team D. Tappy 7:10.412 26 laps
17 5 PSV Eindhoven SF Racing Team D. Muermans 5:05.382 27 laps
18 7 Flamengo SF Racing Team E. Bernoldi 5:08.874 27 laps
SC Corinthians will start the opening Superleague Formula by Sonangol race at Donington Park tomorrow from pole-position (2 Aug) after qualifying was abandoned due to a flooded track this afternoon.
The Brazilian club’s Antônio Pizzonia (BRA) headed the time trials in the opening Group A session staged on a dry track but rain midway through the session sent all cars in to the pits.
The following Group B qualifiers, now fitted with wet tyres as conditions quickly deteriorated, was headed by Olympiacos’ Davide Rigon (IT) – the defending SLF champion and a winner of the corresponding Donington race last August.
Quarter-final 1 was held in heavy rain and poor visibility forcing the organisers to suspend then ultimately abandon the following time trials due to the dangerous conditions on the 2.5 miles (4.02 km) parkland track.
The 18-car grid will line-up for tomorrow’s opening 44min plus one lap race in the order cars achieved in the opening 15-minute, Group A and B time trials. The nine GpA cars will take the “pole” side of the grid behind Pizzonia with Rigon alongside on the front row heading the GpB runners down the other side.
Three British soccer clubs, Glasgow Rangers, Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur, plus two British drivers, Jonathan Kennard and Scott Mansell, aim for “home rule” at Donington – the only British venue in the series.
The Rangers car of John Martin (AUS) starts from fifth place, Tottenham Hotspur’s Craig Dolby – who lives in nearby Leicestershire – from sixth alongside on the third row and championship leading Liverpool FC’s Adrian Vallés (SP), from 10th position.
AS Roma’s Jonathan Kennard and Galatasaray’s Scott Mansell are placed seventh and 17th respectively on the colourful grid.
The drivers of PSV Eindhoven and FC Porto, along with the British club trio, wore black armbands in respect of Sir Robert William "Bobby" Robson CBE, who died yesterday (31 Jul) aged 76 after a long battle with cancer. He managed the Dutch (1990-92/98-99) and Portuguese (1994-6) league clubs as well as the England “national” soccer team (1982-90).
Corinthians: Antônio Pizzonia (BRA)
“It has been a very good day for us. It’s my second ‘pole’ in three races. We were strong in our dry qualifying session but the car was also good in the wet practice earlier in the day. So, rain or shine, I am very positive for tomorrow.”
Olympiacos CFP: Davide Rigon (ITA)
“I was on the limit – the conditions were bad but honestly I hope the rain stays. I will be happier for a wet race. I won here last year – I like this track a lot – and starting from the front row I have a very good chance of scoring my second podium of the season.”
FC Basel: Max Wissel (D)
“I was just 0.039secs slower than Antônio so I know I have the pace in the dry while I was fourth fastest in a wet practice so it seems that whatever the conditions we have a well-balanced car so things are looking good for FC Basel.”
Qualifying group A, on the right side of the grid
Qualifying group B, on the left side of the grid
Kwalificatie groep A
Pos. Rijder Team Tijd
1 A. Pizzonia Corinthians 1:22.868
2 M. Wissel FC Basel 1:22.907
3 J. Martin Rangers FC 1:22.948
4 J. Kennard AS Roma 1:22.953
5 E. Guerrieri Sevilla FC 1:23.036
6 E. Bernoldi Flamengo 1:23.067
7 H. Tung Atletico de Madrid 1:25.141
8 D. Muermans PSV Eindhoven 1:26.199
9 S. Mansell Galatasaray 1:26.623
Kwalificatie groep B
Pos. Rijder Team Tijd
1 D. Rigon Olympiacos 1:32.414
2 G. Pantano AC Milan 1:33.110
3 C. Dolby Tottenham Hotspur 1:33.660
4 Y. Buurman Anderlecht 1:33.923
5 A. Valles Liverpool FC 1:34.551
6 T. Gommendy FC Porto 1:34.687
7 N. Panciatici Olympique Lyonnais 1:34.727
8 K. Andersen FC Midtjylland 1:35.095
9 P. Petiz Sporting Clube de Portugal 1:36.933
FC Basel claimed its maiden Superleague Formula by Sonangol victory by winning the opening race at Donington Park today.
The Swiss club’s Max Wissel (D) finished 2.18-secs ahead of the Glasgow Rangers machine of John Martin (AUS) in the 44 minute plus one-lap race around the 2.5 miles (4.02 km) parkland track in the Midlands area of Britain.
The heavy rain of yesterday which had caused qualifying to be abandoned – and cause minor damage to a section of the track – was thankfully replaced by sunny intervals encouraging a healthy crowd to attend.
Wissel took the opportunity to overtake Martin on lap 12 lap when the backmarker PSV Eindhoven car delayed Martin as the Australian attempted to lap the Dutch car.
SLF championship leader Adrián Vallés (SP), who started from his worst proper qualifying position of the season in 10th place, finished sixth – just a second behind the Tottenham Hotspur machine of Craig Dolby (GB).
The pole-starting Corinthians car of Antônio Pizzonia (BRA) finished third having led until pitting on lap nine but a slow compulsory pit-stop lost the Brazilian valuable time.
A second race, followed immediately by a Super Final, will be staged at the British venue later today with Flamengo’s Enrique Bernoldi (BRA) starting from pole-position after spinning out on the opening lap of race one which caused a brief Safety Car period which also saw the front-row starting Olympiacos machine of Davide Rigon (IT) retire with no oil pressure as the race resumed on lap five.
Results Race One:
1 10 FC Basel SF Racing Team M. Wissel 45:15.840 31 laps
2 17 Rangers FC SF Racing Team J. Martin 45:18.020 2.180
3 14 Corinthians SF Racing Team A. Pizzonia 45:18.961 3.121
4 3 AC Milan SF Racing Team G. Pantano 45:19.793 3.953
5 19 Tottenham Hotspur SF Racing Team C. Dolby 45:27.330 11.490
6 21 Liverpool FC SF Racing Team A Vallés 45:28.422 12.582
7 22 AS Roma SF Racing Team J. Kennard 45:32.255 16.415
8 16 FC Porto SF Racing Team T. Gommendy 45:32.693 16.853
9 15 Atletico de Madrid SF Racing Team H. P. tung 45:39.373 23.533
10 24 FC Midtjylland SF Racing Team K. Andersen 45:40.327 24.487
11 18 Sevilla FC SF Racing Team E. Guerrieri 45:41.679 25.839
12 2 Sporting Clube de Portugal Racing Team P. Petiz 46:21.063 1:05.223
13 4 Galatasaray SF Racing Team S. Mansell 45:17.559 1 lap
14 69 Olympique Lyonnais SF Racing Team N. Panciatici 45:24.269 1 lap
15 5 PSV Eindhoven SF Racing Team D. Muermans 45:31.924 1 lap
16 8 RSC Anderlecht SF Racing Team Y. Buurman 13:03.937 24 laps
17 9 Olumpiacos SF Racing Team D. Rigon 6:03.415 28 laps
18 7 Flamengo SF Racing Team E. Bernoldi - -
FC Porto scored its first victory of the season when Tristan Gommendy (F) scored his and the club’s second ever SLF victory, coming through from 10th on the grid.
Sporting Clube de Portugal’s Pedro Petiz (POR) did well to fend off a hard-charging, back row starting FC Basel for second place in the latter stages of the race to earn Portugal a magnificent 1-2.
Flamengo (Enrique Bernoldi) had started from pole, after spinning out on the opening lap of race one, while the cars of Rangers and AC Milan collided causing a Safety Car period. Olympiacos (Davide Rigon) started from the pit-lane when he was unable to take up his front row slot when work on replacing the engine overran – but retired early – while RSC Anderlecht (Yelmer Buurman) non-started due to a gearbox issue with Flamengo retiring after a slow stop.
FC Porto: Tristan Gommendy (F)
“To get a victory again for Porto, and the first for this season, is fantastic. The car was very good. I gave it 100% and it all came together for me.”
Sporting Clube de Portugal: Pedro Petiz (POR)
“The previous races at Zolder had been a nightmare so to get a second place here is incredible. I had to handle the pressure from Basel.”
FC Basel: Max Wissel (D)
“To come from the back of the grid to third place is truly unbelievable. I am now second in the series – just 10pts behind Adrián Vallés so I think the next races in Portugal will be interesting.”
Results Race Two:
1 T. Gommendy FC Porto 45:36.002
2 P. Petiz Sporting Clube de Portugal + 4.691
3 M. Wissel FC Basel + 6.623
4 C. Dolby Tottenham Hotspur + 7.776
5 K. Andersen FC Midtjylland + 10.187
6 A. Valles Liverpool FC + 11.540
7 H. Tung Atletico de Madrid + 17.468
8 A. Pizzonia Corinthians + 17.907
9 N. Panciatici Olympique Lyonnais + 40.362
10 J. Kennard AS Roma + 41.002
11 D. Muermans PSV Eindhoven + 54.946
12 S. Mansell Galatasaray + 56.634
13 E. Guerrieri Sevilla FC + 20 ronde(n)
14 E. Bernoldi Flamengo + 21 ronde(n)
15 D. Rigon Olympiacos + 27 ronde(n)
16 J. Martin Rangers FC + 29 ronde(n)
17 G. Pantano AC Milan + 30 ronde(n)
18 Y. Buurman Anderlecht + 30 ronde(n)
Star drivers test new Superleague Formula video game
Giorgio Pantano, Craig Dolby, Max Wissel, Davide Rigon and Enrique Bernoldi were among the star Superleague Formula by Sonangol drivers to try out the series’ brand new video game during the recent race meeting at Donington Park.
Ex-Formula 1 drivers Pantano (AC Milan) and Bernoldi (Flamengo) also enjoyed their digital thrash around the British circuit on the game designed by Media Game and Image Space Incorporated, whose portfolio of video games already includes rFactor, F1 Challenge and NASCAR Thunder.
“I played it on Saturday before qualifying and I really liked the game,” said Pantano who took fourth place in race 1 at Donington before being knocked out of race 2 on the opening lap. “It’s very realistic and on the demo version we were driving my AC Milan car which was really nice!”
The exciting new PC game will be released in September and will be distributed online from the official Superleague Formula website: www.superleagueformula.com.
To become the first female Superleague Formula racer.
As Atletico Madrid prepare for the start of the new La Liga season, the Spanish club has made a significant signing off the pitch by snapping up Maria de Villota to race for the team in Superleague Formula by Sonangol.
Maria is the daughter of ex-F1 driver Emilio de Villota and sister of fellow racer Emilio Jnr. After beginning her career in karts, she graduated into the Spanish Formula Toyota championship in 1999 and then raced in Spanish F3 from 2001-2005. Since then she has competed in the European Ferrari Challenge, World Touring Car Championship, Spanish GT and the ADAC Procar series where she was a race winner and finished third overall in 2007. She has returned to single-seaters in the last two seasons, making a points-scoring debut in Euroseries 3000 in 2008 and contesting the Formula Palmer Audi series this year.
Name: Maria de Villota
Date of Birth: 13 January 1979
Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain
Residence: Madrid, Spain
Superleague Formula team: Atletico Madrid
1 9 Olympiacos SF Racing Team E. Guerrieri 45:47.271 30 laps
2 21 Liverpool FC SF Racing Team A. Vallés 45:49.437 2.166
3 14 Corinthians SF Racing Team A. Pizzonia 45:50.281 3.010
4 8 RSC Anderlecht SF Racing Team Y. Buurman 46:01.251 13.980
5 17 Rangers FC SF Racing Team J. Martin 46:05.471 18.200
6 3 AC Milan SF Racing Team G. Pantano 46:16.058 28.787
7 22 AS Roma SF Racing Team F. Perera 46:18.429 31.158
8 19 Tottenham Hotspur SF Racing Team C. Dolby 46:23.035 35.764
9 2 Sporting Clube de Portugal SF Racing Team P. Petiz 46:48.266 1:00.995
10 5 PSV Eindhoven SF Racing Team C. van Dam 47:08.375 1:21.104
11 18 Sevilla FC SF Racing Team S. Bourdais 47:09.661 1:22.390
12 69 Olympique Lyonnais Racing Team N. Panciatici 48:12.741 2:25.470
13 7 Flamengo SF Racing Team E. Bernoldi 45:54.096 1 lap
14 15 Atletico de Madrid SF Racing Team M. de Villota 46:14.198 1 lap
15 24 FC Midtjylland SF Racing Team K. Andersen 43:36.261 2 laps
16 16 FC Porto SF Racing Team A. Parente 17:25.363 19 laps
17 4 Galatasaray SF Racing Team H.P. Tung 13:39.060 22 laps
18 10 FC Basel SF Racing Team M. Wissel Did not start -
Results Race 2(reversed grid):
1 16 Porto FC SF Racing Team A. Parente 46:07.422 30 laps
2 18 Sevilla FC SF Racing Team S. Bourdais 46:08.487 1.065
3 7 Flamengo SF Racing Team E. Bernoldi 46:27.314 19.892
4 8 RSC Anderlecht SF Racing Team Y. Buurman 46:27.795 20.373
5 14 Corinthians SF Racing Team A. Pizzonia 46:28.169 20.747
6 3 AC Milan SF Racing Team G. Pantano 46:36.196 28.774
7 4 Galatasaray SF Racing Team H. P. Tung 46:41.953 34.531
8 17 Rangers FC SF Racing Team J. Martin 46:42.688 35.266
9 21 Liverpool FC SF Racing Team A. Vallés 46:46.099 38.677
10 5 PSV Eindhoven SF Racing Team C. van Dam 46:52.454 45.032
11 10 FC Basel SF Racing Team M. Wissel 47:08.063 1:00.641
12 22 AS Roma SF Racing Team F. Perera 47:43.403 1:35.981
13 15 Atlético de Madrid SF Racing Team M. de Villota 47:15.245 1 lap
14 9 Olympiacos SF Racing Team E. Guerreri 46:28.924 2 laps
15 69 Olympique Lyonnais SF Racing Team N. Panciatici 47:22.962 2 laps
16 24 FC Midtjylland SF Racing Team K. Andersen 9:33.502 24 laps
17 2 Sporting Clube de Portugal SF Racing Team P. Petiz 5:23.039 27 laps
18 19 Tottenham Hotspur SF Racing Team C. Dolby 1:40.448 29 laps
1 21 Liverpool FC 282
2 19 Tottenham Hotspur 224
3 10 FC Basel 223
4 3 AC Milan 212
5 14 Corinthians 211
6 16 FC Porto 203
7 8 RSC Anderlecht 189
8 9 Olympiacos 178
9 17 Rangers FC 173
10 22 AS Roma 150
11 7 Flamengo 150
12 15 Atlético de Madrid 142
13 24 FC Midtjylland 137
14 2 Sporting Clube de Portugal 136
15 6 Al-Ain * 135
16 4 Galatasaray 133
17 69 Olympique Lyonnais 104
18 5 PSV Eindhoven 95
19 18 Sevilla FC 89
Former Toro Rosso driver Sébastien Bourdais has joined the Superleague Formula series, which completed its first season in 2008. The Frenchman will enjoy his debut in the relatively new championship this weekend in Portugal racing for Spanish football club FC Sevilla.
Following a successful half-day's testing at Magny-Cours last week with British outfit Ultimate, Bourdais took the decision to contest the last three rounds of the 2009 Superleague Formula.
"For a driver, Superleague Formula is the best alternative to F1," he said. "Today it's the only other championship in Europe to offer a driver the possibility of racing single seaters at a high, professional level.
"I am also a firm believer in the concept of merging motorsport and football, it's a partnership that offers enormous potential and should have a good future; once the championship is established and more widely known, I am sure that Superleague Formula will be very strong."