All about the Superleague Formula
Published March 19, 2010
So, here are my findings on this bizarre formula.
A race weekend consists of the following:
- Saturday - two 45 minute practice sessions, one hour rookie session, qualifying
- Sunday - two 44 minute races, the second one with a reverse grid
- Some kind of Super Final race at the end of the season
I’m already confused. Don’t let’s even talk about qualifying.
The benefits of racing in this sport include very high prize money, and a test for the champion in an as-yet undecided F1 team.
The cars run V12 engines, and are usually around 11 or 12 seconds off the pace of an F1 car.
The 2010 calendar looks something like this:
|1||Silverstone||UK||Apr 3 / 4|
|2||Assen||Holland||May 15 / 16|
|3||Magny-Cours||France||May 22 / 23|
|4||Jarama||Spain||Jun 19 / 20|
|5||Nürburgring||Germany||Jun 26 / 27|
|6||Oschersleben||Germany||Jul 3 / 4|
|7||Zolder||Belgium||Jul 17 / 18|
|8||Brands Hatch||UK||Jul 31 / Aug 1|
|9||Estoril||Portugal||Sep 18 / 19|
|10||Monza||Italy||Oct 2 / 3|
|11||Jerez||Spain||Nov 13 / 14|
So far, the championship has been won by Beijing Gouan, and Liverpool FC, and previous participants I have actually heard of include Robert Doornbos, Sebastien Bourdais, Giorgio Pantano, plus a couple of drivers who took part in the F1 Young Driver test at the end of last year.