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United Kingdom Super Nova Racing
Logo supernova.jpg
Full name Super Nova Racing
Founded 1991
Base United Kingdom Griston, Norfolk, UK
Founder/s David Sears
Team principal/s David Sears
Race drivers 05. Sweden Marcus Ericsson
06. Czech Republic Josef Král
Race drivers 14. United Kingdom James Jakes
14. Sweden Marcus Ericsson
15. Czech Republic Josef Král
GP2 Series Championship Career
Debut 2005
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 6
GP2 Asia Series Championship Career
Debut 2008
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 1
Other Series
Current Series A1 Grand Prix
Auto GP
Former Series Formula 3000
Driver's Titles 1995 Formula 3000 (Sospiri)
1997 Formula 3000 (Zonta)
1998 Formula 3000 (Montoya)
2002 Formula 3000 (Bourdais)
Team's Titles 1995 Formula 3000
1996 Formula 3000
1997 Formula 3000
1998 Formula 3000
2000 Formula 3000
2006-07 A1 GP (Germany)

Super Nova Racing is a British racing team that has competed in Formula 3000/GP2 and the A1 Grand Prix series. Super Nova first entered racing in 1991. Super Nova was a new incarnation of the pre-existing David Sears Motorsport, sponsored by the Nova chain of Japanese English schools and also ran the Danish Den Blå Avis outfit.

In July 2007, naming sponsor Nova's legal problems became the subject of intense media coverage in Japan, and by the end of September 2007 the company was reported to be unable to pay staff salaries or rent, being declared bankrupt in November 2007 amidst a widening scandal about business improprieties, but SuperNova continued to list Nova as a sponsor.[1] On 24 June, 2008, President Saruhashi of the Nova chain of English schools was taken into police custody and faced charges of embezzlement[2]. In August 2009, Saruhashi was convicted and sentenced to a 42 month jail term.

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Formula 3000 and GP2 Series

Super Nova Racing race in International Formula 3000 since 1994 and later in its substitution series, the GP2 Series since 2005.

Christian Bakkerud driving for Super Nova in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series season.
GP2 Series Results[3]
Year Car Drivers Wins Poles Fast laps Points D.C. T.C.
2005 Dallara-Mecachrome United Kingdom Adam Carroll 3 1 2 53 5th 3rd
Italy Giorgio Pantano 0 1 0 49 6th
2006 Dallara-Mecachrome Argentina José María López 0 1 1 30 10th 9th
Malaysia Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy 0 0 0 0 24th
2007 Dallara-Mecachrome Italy Luca Filippi 1 2 0 59 4th 4th
United Kingdom Mike Conway 0 0 1 19 14th
2008 Dallara-Mecachrome Denmark Christian Bakkerud 0 0 0 0 27th 7th
Spain Andy Soucek 0 1 0 13 14th
Portugal Álvaro Parente 1 0 1 34 8th
2009 Dallara-Mecachrome Italy Luca Filippi 1 0 3 40 5th 3rd
Spain Javier Villa 0 0 0 27 10th
  • D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

Super Nova have given rides to numerous successful drivers like Kenny Bräck, Ricardo Zonta, Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Webber or Sébastien Bourdais.

In 11 Formula 3000 seasons, 1994 to 2004, the team won 5 teams titles, 4 drivers titles, 27 wins, 26 pole positions and 21 fasted laps. What makes Super Nova, one of the best Formula 3000 teams with DAMS and Arden International.

  • † These drivers also drove for other teams during the season and final place include all results.
  • D.C. = Drivers' Championship position, T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

A1 Grand Prix

They have competed for all seasons in A1 Grand Prix since series debuts in 2005-06, fielding entries for both A1 Team Germany[4] and A1 Team Pakistan[5] and later for A1 Team New Zealand.[6] In 2006-07, the both managed team, Germany and New Zealand finishing 1st and 2nd in the Championship overall.

A1 Grand Prix results[7]
Year Car Team Races Wins Poles Fast laps Points T.C.
2005-06 Lola-Zytek Germany A1 Team Germany 22 0 0 0 38 15th
Pakistan A1 Team Pakistan 22 0 0 0 10 20th
2006-07 Lola-Zytek Germany A1 Team Germany 22 9 3 3 128 1st
New Zealand A1 Team New Zealand 22 3 2 2 93 2nd
2007-08 Lola-Zytek Germany A1 Team Germany 20 2 1 1 83 8th
New Zealand A1 Team New Zealand 20 4 2 1 127 2nd
2008-09 Ferrari Brazil A1 Team Brazil 14 0 0 0 18 15th
New Zealand A1 Team New Zealand 14 0 0 0 36 7th
  • T.C. = Teams' Championship position.

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