2008 Superleague season

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2008 Superleague season
Car2008a.jpg
Competition Superleague
Title Sponsor N/A
Platform Used GP4 icon.png GP4
Rounds 17
Mod base
Carshape base
Engine Supplier(s) Toyota, BMW, Renault, Ferrari,
Honda, Mercedes, J-Tech
Tyre Supplier(s) Bridgestone
Drivers 14
Teams 8
Drivers' Champion Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu
Teams' Champion Flag of Italy.png Nordsjoen Racing
Superleague Seasons
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The 2008 Superleague season is the 9th GPVWC Superleague season. It was the first time in several years the league had used the GPVWC moniker, and was to be the last year in which Geoff Crammond's GP4 was used.

2008 was a difficult year in many ways. Membership was down to the lowest the league had ever seen and a fresh start was needed with little time and tools at the league's disposal.

Report

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Teams and drivers

Team Base Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers Rounds Test/Reserve Driver(s)
Flag of Northern Ireland.png Synergetic Motorsports Flag of Northern Ireland.png Belfast, UK Synergetic Motorsports Toyota B 3 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee 1-8, 10-13, 15-16
4 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Luke McKee 9, 15
Flag of Spain.png Platform Michelangelo Flag of Spain.png Spain Platform Michelangelo BMW B 5 Flag of Spain.png Michelangelo Manrique 1-7
6 Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen 1-9, 11-17
Flag of Romania.png Belami Racing Flag of Romania.png Bucharest, Romania Belami Racing Renault B 7 Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu All
Flag of England.png Vod:Bul Flag of England.png England Vod:Bul Ferrari B 9 Flag of Belgium (civil).png Laurent Keersmaekers -
10 Flag of the Netherlands.png Daniël Bolman 1, 4, 6-7
Flag of England.png Woods Racing Flag of England.png Croydon, UK Woods Racing Renault B 11 Flag of England.png Mark Wicks 1-8, 10-12
12 Flag of the Netherlands.png Martijn Vosselman 1-9
Flag of England.png APR Flag of England.png England APR Honda B 14 Flag of the Republic of Ireland.png Philip Cullen 1-2
15 Flag of England.png Adam Rouse 1
Flag of Italy.png Nordsjøen Racing Flag of Wales.png Cardiff, UK Nordsjoen Racing Mercedes B 18 Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman 1-2, 7-8, 10, 12, 15-17
Flag of England.png Adam Rouse 5
Flag of Scotland.png Martin Buchan 6
19 Flag of Italy.png William Ponissi 1-7, 9-17
Flag of Finland.png Tanskanen Racing Flag of Finland.png Finland Tanskanen Racing J-Tech B 20 Flag of Finland.png Juha Tanskanen 1-2

New entries

With dramatic changes in the league there were several new entries for 2008. These were Spanish outfit Platform Michelangelo, Romanian team Belami Racing, the Finnish Tanskanen Racing entry and the short lived APR team.

Team changes

EIRE underwent a major rebranding and became the Nordsjøen Racing team at the start of the 2008 season.

2008 Calendar

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Conditions Mod Date Time
Track time GMT
1 Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Flag of Australia.png Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 24th March  ??? 23:59
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Flag of Malaysia.png Sepang International Circuit, Selangor GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 31st March  ??? 23:59
3 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 14th April  ??? 23:59
4 Spanish Grand Prix Spanish GP Flag of Spain.png Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 5th May  ??? 23:59
5 Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Flag of Turkey.png Istanbul Park, Istanbul GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 19th May  ??? 23:59
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco GP Flag of Monaco.png Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo Monsoon.png Monsoon GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 2nd June  ??? 23:59
7 Canadian Grand Prix Canadian GP Flag of Canada.png Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 16th June  ??? 23:59
8 French Grand Prix French GP Flag of France.png Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 30th June  ??? 23:59
9 British Grand Prix British GP Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 14th July  ??? 23:59
10 German Grand Prix German GP Flag of Germany.png Hockenheimring, Hockenheim GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 28th July  ??? 23:59
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian GP Flag of Hungary.png Hungaroring, Mogyoród GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 11th August  ??? 23:59
12 European Grand Prix European GP Flag of Europe.png Nürburgring, Nürburg GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 1st September  ??? 23:59
13 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Flag of Belgium (civil).png Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 15th September  ??? 23:59
14 Italian Grand Prix Italian GP Flag of Italy.png Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 1st October  ??? 23:59
15 Austrian Grand Prix Austrian GP Flag of Austria.png A1-Ring, Spielberg GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 20th October  ??? 23:59
16 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Flag of Japan.png Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Mie GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 11th November  ??? 23:59
17 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian GP Flag of Brazil.png Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo GP4 icon.png GP4 v9.6 15th December  ??? 23:59

Qualifying

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Rd. Grands Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
1 Flag of Australia.png Australian Grand Prix Flag of England.png Mark Wicks Flag of England.png Mark Wicks
(1:26.253)
Flag of England.png Mark Wicks Flag of England.png Woods-Renault Report
2 Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysian Grand Prix Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman
(1:34.973)
Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman Flag of Italy.png Nordsjøen-Mercedes Report
3 Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain Grand Prix Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen <<< CANCELLED >>> Report
4 Flag of Spain.png Spanish Grand Prix Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of England.png Mark Wicks
(1:19.089)
Flag of England.png Mark Wicks Flag of England.png Woods-Renault Report
5 Flag of Turkey.png Turkish Grand Prix Flag of England.png Adam Rouse <<< CANCELLED >>> Report
6 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Grand Prix Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee
(1:19.627)
Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee Flag of Northern Ireland.png Synergetic-Toyota Report
7 Flag of Canada.png Canadian Grand Prix Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen
(1:15.506)
Flag of England.png Mark Wicks Flag of England.png Woods-Renault Report
8 Flag of France.png French Grand Prix Flag of Belgium (civil).png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman
(1:13.108)
Flag of England.png Mark Wicks Flag of England.png Woods-Renault Report
9 Flag of the United Kingdom.png British Grand Prix Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen Flag of the Netherlands.png Martijn Vosselman
(1:34.023)
Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belami-Renault Report
10 Flag of Germany.png German Grand Prix Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman Flag of England.png Mark Wicks
(1:41.125)
Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belami-Renault Report
11 Flag of Hungary.png Hungarian Grand Prix Flag of England.png Mark Wicks Flag of England.png Mark Wicks
(01:14.611)
Flag of England.png Mark Wicks Flag of England.png Woods-Renault Report
12 Flag of Europe.png European Grand Prix Flag of England.png Mark Wicks Flag of England.png Mark Wicks
(1:15.947)
Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belami-Renault Report
13 Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belgian Grand Prix Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu
(1:49.443)
Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belami-Renault Report
14 Flag of Italy.png Italian Grand Prix Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen
(1:23.697)
Flag of Italy.png William Ponissi Flag of Italy.png Nordsjøen-Mercedes Report
15 Flag of Austria.png Austrian Grand Prix Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman
(1:11.016)
Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belami-Renault Report
16 Flag of Japan.png Japanese Grand Prix Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Italy.png William Ponissi
(1:34.181)
Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee Flag of Northern Ireland.png Synergetic-Toyota Report
17 Flag of Brazil.png Brazilian Grand Prix Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman
(1:15.217)
Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belami-Renault Report

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 6 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 10 6 4 3 2 1

Drivers standings

Pos Driver AUS
Flag of Australia.png
MAL
Flag of Malaysia.png
BHR
Flag of Bahrain.png
ESP
Flag of Spain.png
TUR
Flag of Turkey.png
MON
Flag of Monaco.png
CAN
Flag of Canada.png
FRA
Flag of France.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.png
GER
Flag of Germany.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary.png
EUR
Flag of Europe.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).png
ITA
Flag of Italy.png
AUT
Flag of Austria.png
JPN
Flag of Japan.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil.png
Points
1 Flag of Romania.png Laurentiu Albu 2 3 (C) 2 (C) 4 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 3 1 103
2 Flag of England.png Mark Wicks 1 2 (C) 1 (C) 3 1 1 - Ret 1 Ret - - - - - 60
3 Flag of Italy.png William Ponissi 4 5 (C) 4 (C) 2 4 - 2 2 DNS 4 3 1 3 2 DNS 56
4 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Mal McKee 3 4 (C) 3 (C) 1 Ret DNS - 3 3 3 2 - 4 1 - 52
5 Flag of Australia.png Scott Whiteman Ret 1 (C) - (C) - DNS 3 - DNS - 2 - - 2 4 2 35
6 Flag of the Netherlands.png Jeroen Jansen DNS DNS (C) DNS (C) DNS 2 DNS Ret - DNS DNS DNS 2 Ret DNS DNS 12
7 Flag of the Netherlands.png Martijn Vosselman Ret 6 (C) Ret (C) Ret 5 Ret 3 7
8 Flag of Spain.png Michelangelo Manrique 5 Ret (C) 5 (C) Ret DNS 4
9 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Luke McKee (C) (C) 4 - - - - - DNS - - 3
10 Flag of the Republic of Ireland.png Philip Cullen Ret DNS (C) (C) 0
11 Flag of Finland.png Juha Tanskanen Ret DNS (C) (C) 0
12 Flag of Scotland.png Martin Buchan (C) (C) Ret 0
13 Flag of England.png Adam Rouse DNS - (C) - (C) 0
14 Flag of the Netherlands.png Daniel Bolman Ret - (C) Ret (C) Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver AUS
Flag of Australia.png
MAL
Flag of Malaysia.png
BHR
Flag of Bahrain.png
ESP
Flag of Spain.png
TUR
Flag of Turkey.png
MON
Flag of Monaco.png
CAN
Flag of Canada.png
FRA
Flag of France.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.png
GER
Flag of Germany.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary.png
EUR
Flag of Europe.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).png
ITA
Flag of Italy.png
AUT
Flag of Austria.png
JPN
Flag of Japan.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil.png
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Blank Did not participate (-)
Excluded (EX)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest lap

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Constructors standings

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Flag of Australia.png
MAL
Flag of Malaysia.png
BHR
Flag of Bahrain.png
ESP
Flag of Spain.png
TUR
Flag of Turkey.png
MON
Flag of Monaco.png
CAN
Flag of Canada.png
FRA
Flag of France.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.png
GER
Flag of Germany.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary.png
EUR
Flag of Europe.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).png
ITA
Flag of Italy.png
AUT
Flag of Austria.png
JPN
Flag of Japan.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil.png
Points
1 Flag of Romania.png Belami Racing 7 2 3 (C) 2 (C) 4 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 3 1 103
2 Flag of Italy.png Nordsjøen Racing 18 Ret 1 (C) - (C) Ret DNS 3 - DNS - 2 - - 2 4 2 91
19 4 5 (C) 4 (C) 2 4 - 2 2 DNS 4 3 1 3 2 DNS
3 Flag of England.png Woods Racing 11 1 2 (C) 1 (C) 3 1 1 - Ret 1 Ret - - - - - 67
12 Ret 6 (C) Ret (C) Ret 5 Ret 3 - - - - - - - -
4 Flag of Northern Ireland.png Synergetic Motorsports 3 3 4 (C) 3 (C) 1 Ret DNS - 3 3 3 2 - 4 1 - 55
4 - - (C) - (C) - - - 4 - - - - - DNS - -
5 Flag of Spain.png Platform Michelangelo 5 5 Ret (C) 5 (C) Ret DNS - - - - - - - - - - 16
6 DNS DNS (C) DNS (C) DNS 2 DNS Ret - DNS DNS DNS 2 Ret DNS DNS
6 Flag of England.png Vod:Bul 10 Ret - (C) Ret (C) Ret Ret 0
7 Flag of England.png APR 14 Ret DNS (C) - (C) 0
15 DNS - (C) - (C)
8 Flag of Finland.png Tanskanen Racing 20 Ret DNS (C) - (C) 0
Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Flag of Australia.png
MAL
Flag of Malaysia.png
BHR
Flag of Bahrain.png
ESP
Flag of Spain.png
TUR
Flag of Turkey.png
MON
Flag of Monaco.png
CAN
Flag of Canada.png
FRA
Flag of France.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.png
GER
Flag of Germany.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary.png
EUR
Flag of Europe.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).png
ITA
Flag of Italy.png
AUT
Flag of Austria.png
JPN
Flag of Japan.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil.png
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Blank Did not participate (-)
Excluded (EX)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Cars did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 75% of the race distance.

Preceded by:
2007 Superleague season
2008 Superleague season
2008
Succeeded by:
2009 Superleague season