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Flag of the Netherlands svg Van Smirren Motorsports
VSM logo
Full name Van Smirren Motorsports
Base Netherlands
Team principal Ricardo van Smirren
Noted drivers Slovenia Marko Aleksander
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Philip Oakley
Flag of Germany svg Kevin Schröder
Flag of the United Kingdom svg John Warrington
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Ben Johnson
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Dean Kittleson
Flag of Italy svg Matteo Scala
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Chris Warrington
GPG Super League career
Debut Flag of Austria svg S1 Austrian GP
Races competed 145
Constructors' Championships 1 (Season 1)
Drivers' Championships 1 (Season 1)
Race victories 12
Pole positions 19
Fastest laps 13
Final race Flag of the United Kingdom svg S9 British GP

VanSmirren Motorsports, also known as Minardi or other variations, is a foundation GPG SuperLeague team run by Ricardo van Smirren.

The team's most successful season was Season 1, in which they won both the Constructors Championship, and the Drivers Championship with Philip Oakley.

Season 1

Originally founded as Phoenix Racing by british racecar driver Philip Oakley the team was quickly sold for 60% to Ricardo van Smirren on July 31, 2008. The drivers for the team - Slovenian Marko Aleksander and Philip Oakley himself - were already signed and remained put as part of the deal.
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On August the 5th at the official team presentation it was announced that the team would be using Lamborghini engines for their maiden season in the GPGSL. October 15 was the day of the first of many teamname changes. Phoenix Racing was now to be Scuderia Minardi.

After pre-season the team travelled to Austria to be part of the first official race in the GPGSL history. Mixed results were the part for Minardi as Philip Oakley finished in 6th and Marko Aleksander had a bad race finishing 20th. Brazil meant the first podium and DNF for the team as Phil took 2nd place with Marko not making it to the end of the race. An average 7th and another DNF at Monaco were quickly forgotten as Marko Aleksander took Minardi's first win at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. At the very same circuit Philip Oakley had his one and only non point scoring finish of the season ending the race in a lowly 17th.                                                                                                            Although Philip recovered rather quickly by ending 2nd again in England this time Marko Aleksander could'nt break into the top 10 as 11th was his part. Off to Belgium we went where the team scored their first ever 1-2 victory with Marko performing Phil who once again ended 2nd.  As  4th and 6th in Italy were followed up by 2nd (Phil doh!) and 4th in Japan.                                                                                                                                  

Austalia was the venue of a thriling wet weather championship deciding finale. Championship favourite Monil Santil of Double F-Volkswagen struggled for pace and eventually failed to finish in the points. As Philip Oakley scored his fifth (out of 10 races !) 2nd place he overtook Monil in the final standing by 2 points and was crowned the maiden GPGSL World Drivers Champion.

Philips record of winning the championship without a single race win in that season still stands to date.

Marko Aleksander finished the season in third only 9 points of Monil Santilal's second.

The Constructors Championship went in dominant fashion to Minardi-Lamborghini. With 3 race wins and 6 further podiums the team ended on top with 171 points. Number 2 Double F scored "only" 118 points.

Season 2

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Season 3

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Season 4

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Season 5

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Season 6

Season 7

Season 8 

History

Season Name
Season 1 Minardi
Season 2 Van Smirren Motorsports by Minardi
Season 3
Season 4 Van Smirren Motorsports
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7 Scuderia Minardi

List of Drivers

Here is a non-exhaustive list of drivers that have driven for VSM over the years. Current drivers are in bold. A (T) indicates that the driver was a test driver for the team, and a (B) shows that they have done both roles within the team.

Complete GrandPrixGames Super League Results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap; underlined races indicate most places gained)

Season Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
1 Lamborghini B AUT BRA MON CAN GBR GER BEL ITA JPN AUS 171 1st
Slovenia Marko Aleksander 20 Ret Ret 1 11 3 1 4 4 1
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Philip Oakley 6 2 7 17 2 8 2 6 2 2
2 Lamborghini B AUS MON BEL ESP BRA JPN AUT USA NED CAN ITA GER SAM CZE TUR GBR 219 3rd
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Philip Oakley 2 Ret 2 2 5 17 13 4 9 4 1 6 1 3 4 Ret
Flag of Germany svg Kevin Schröder 6 Ret 12 Ret 9 Ret 2 21 7 3 2 1 8 18 6 3
3 Lamborghini B AUS GER USA CAN EUR SAM NED BEL MAL ENG HUN ITA JPN SMR BRA MON GBR 93 6th
Flag of Germany svg Kevin Schröder 3 7 12 3 Ret 3 16 16 Ret Ret 13 2 9 9 Ret 11 20
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Jethro Walters 10 15 17 Ret 7
Flag of the Netherlands svg Charrel Jalving 10 14 14 17 2 18
Flag of the United Kingdom svg John Warrington 17 8 11 15 Ret 17
4 Seat B AUS ITA BEL JPN EUR MON PAC RSA HUN GER BRA UAE MAL USA CAN NED GBR 31 11th
Flag of Germany svg Kevin Schröder 17 19 12 20
Flag of the Netherlands svg Ricardo van Smirren 7 18 16 12 11 18 12 15 13 13 Ret Ret 21
Flag of the United Kingdom svg John Warrington 19 11 18 13 8 13 11 15 14 13 15 10 15 Ret Ret Ret 7
5 Seat B AUS FRA JPN BEL ESP BRA GER NED EUR ITA CAN UAE PAC USA MON TUR GBR 110 7th
Flag of the Netherlands svg Rick Groeneboer 20 11 1 9 10 17 12 14 12 15 11
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Chris Copeman 9 11 7 13 9 13
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Keeley Grant Ret 8 14 4 12 15 19 12 22 14 3
Flag of Switzerland svg John Maverick 1 Ret 20 7 3 6
6 Seat B AUS ITA CAN HUN USA NED SMR GER JPN SAM ATL AUT MON FRA BEL BRA GBR 92 8th
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Ben Johnson Ret 13 7 14 2 Ret 15 4 8 18 4 14 5 16 13 11 14
Flag of Denmark svg Michael Pedersen 11 15 8 17 9 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret Ret
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Dean Kittleson 18 20 5 Ret 10 19
7 Motori Moderni B AUS GCO JPN CAN USA FRA NED BEL SUI ITA SMR BRA OCE AUT HUN GER GBR 99 6th
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Ben Johnson 13 12 18 8 7 5 15 Ret 8 3 12 14 9 13 8 18 Ret
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Dean Kittleson 6 9 16 2 Ret 15 16 15 13 5 10 12 16 5 13 13 7
8 Motori Moderni B AUS SOA SIN MAL JPN CAN SAM BRA BEL GER AUT SMR ITA MON FRA LUX GBR 464 3rd
Flag of the United Kingdom svg John Warrington 17 9 13 21 5
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Chris Warrington 17 Ret 10 5 18 15 10 8 2 8 9 8
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Ben Johnson 9 20 1
Flag of Italy svg Matteo Scala 7 14 1 10 2 13 5 10 14 12 Ret 1 11 10
9 Mitsubishi B AUS JPN MAL RSA ESP CAN USA BRA BEL EUR NED ITA AUT CZE GER FRA GBR 95 8th
Flag of Italy svg Matteo Scala 2 Ret 13 3 16 1 12 6 11 17 Ret Ret 9 7 12 13 12
Flag of the United Kingdom svg Chris Warrington 17 Ret 16 11 12 Ret Ret 11 13 15 Ret 14 10 2 7 8 14

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