|2008-09 A1GP of China|
|Race 2 of 7 in the 2008-09 A1 Grand Prix season|
|Date||November 9, 2008|
|Location||Chengdu Goldenport Circuit|
Chengdu, People's Republic of China
|Pole||Ireland (Adam Carroll)|
|1st||Ireland (Adam Carroll)|
|2nd||Netherlands (Robert Doornbos)|
|3rd||Great Britain (Danny Watts)|
|FL||Ireland (Adam Carroll)|
|Time||1'16.084, (Lap 17)|
|Pole||Great Britain (Danny Watts)|
|1st||Portugal (Filipe Albuquerque)|
|2nd||Ireland (Adam Carroll)|
|3rd||Great Britain (Danny Watts)|
|FL||Netherlands (Robert Doornbos)|
|Time||1'15.212, (Lap 33)|
All proceeds from this race were donated to the Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund, following the earthquake which devastated the region in May 2008.
After missing the first race due to a lack of cars, A1 Teams Great Britain, India and Mexico took part in this race. Both A1 Team Pakistan and A1 Team Germany will not make their season debut until the fourth round at Taupo. Team Pakistan require more changes to their chassis to render it suitable for their lead driver Adam Khan, while Team Germany is undergoing management restructuring.
The status of A1 Team Canada was not announced, but they were removed from the race's drivers list on the A1GP website front page, and did not make an appearance. Their status for future events is still unknown.
|Team||Main Driver||Rookie Driver|
|Brazil||Felipe Guimarães||Felipe Guimarães|
|Canada||Did Not Participate|
|France||Nicolas Prost||Nicolas Prost|
|Germany||Did Not Participate|
|Great Britain||Danny Watts||Danny Watts|
|India||Narain Karthikeyan||Narain Karthikeyan?|
|Indonesia||Satrio Hermanto||Zahir Ali|
|Ireland||Adam Carroll||Niall Quinn|
|Italy||Edoardo Piscopo||Christian Montanari|
|Korea||Hwang Jin-Woo||Hwang Jin-Woo|
|Lebanon||Daniel Morad||Daniel Morad|
|Malaysia||Fairuz Fauzy||Aaron Lim|
|Mexico||Davíd Garza Pérez||Davíd Garza Pérez|
|The Netherlands||Robert Doornbos||Dennis Retera|
|New Zealand||Chris van der Drift||Chris van der Drift|
|Pakistan||Did Not Participate|
|South Africa||Adrian Zaugg|
|Switzerland||Neel Jani||Alexandre Imperiatori|
|USA||Marco Andretti||Marco Andretti?|
? Karthikeyan and Andretti were granted special dispensation to participate in the rookie session as neither team had completed as many testing miles as the other teams with the new car. Karthikeyan (F1) and Andretti (IRL ICS) are veteran drivers in one of the four series (F1, GP2, FN, IRL-ICS) which their drivers may not compete as A1GP rookies.
Due to a delay in recovering the Italian car after spinning into a gravel trap during the first qualifying session, the second qualifying session was cancelled, meaning all times from Q1 set the field for Q1, with Ireland taking their first ever pole position, ahead of The Netherlands and Switzerland.
For safety reasons, a pit stop was not required for the Sprint Race. In lap 2, Brazil is slowing and the Safety car is on while Felipe Guimarães reach the pits. In the same lap 2, China spun and lost some positions but finally catch up and pass Korea on lap 7. when the Safety car is out, the order was Ireland, Netherlands, Great Britain, Switzerland, South Africa, Portugal, New Zealand and France. Those positions remain until the end of the race with the fastest lap for Adam Carroll.
|1||Ireland||Adam Carroll||18||22'58.740||10 +1|
|3||Great Britain||Danny Watts||18||+14.361||6|
|5||South Africa||Adrian Zaugg||18||+20.108||4|
|7||New Zealand||Chris van der Drift||18||+27.224||2|
|16||Mexico||Davíd Garza Pérez||18||+42.511|
|20||Brazil||Felipe Guimarães||14||+4 laps|
The second pit-stop window for the Feature Race was set for Laps 24-32.
|3||Great Britain||Danny Watts||51||+4.802||10|
|9||South Africa||Adrian Zaugg||51||+18.030||2|
|11||New Zealand||Chris van der Drift||51||+19.675|
|15||Mexico||Davíd Garza Pérez||50||+1 lap|
|16||Netherlands||Robert Doornbos||50||+1 lap||+1|
|17||Korea||Hwang Jin-Woo||50||+1 lap|