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3rd December, 2000 - Team DAN Drivers Top Championship Table
Richard King finished second today at Brands Hatch to secure second position in the F1GP2 championship at the final race of the year, equalling his previous best championship standing from the 1997 season. Team mate Daniel King initally led from pole position but the 2000 drivers champion was forced to retire after his car suffered heavy damage during a spin early in the race. Gareth Stocks scored a popular win in his Tetley's-Lotus, his first in nearly three years, and Team DAN congratulate him on an impressive victory.
15th October, 2000 - Team DAN win 2000 Drivers and Constructors Titles
Team DAN has suceeded in winning the 2000 F1GP2 Constructors Championship after our drivers Daniel King and Richard King finished second and third at the inaugural race at Motegi for the Pacific Grand Prix. Daniel King secured his third drivers championship by starting from pole position for the fifth time this season and looked set for victory with two laps to go. Andrew Foley in the Folster-Jaguar made a last minute push for victory and, with the championships at stake, Daniel elected not to defend his race position and settled for second place in the race. Richard King span early in the race, but recovered to finish third. Team Director Daniel King commented on the result "This is a magnificent result for everyone at Team DAN. We didn't have a good start to last season and we were unable to defend our championship when that season was cancelled early. To come back from such a position and take both championships before the final race of a 7 race season is a fitting testament to everyone in the race and test teams who have worked so hard all year to bring us back to the top where we belong". Team DAN will now concentrate exclusively on assisting Richard King in securing second place in the drivers standings. He currently lies third with 28 points, behind Andrew Foley on 33 points.
11th June, 2000 - Team DAN record 4th Consecutive Victory
Daniel King firmly established an almost insurmountable lead for himself and Team DAN in the championships with a strong victory at the Asian Grand Prix, held on the Sepang circuit, recording Team DAN's fourth victory in a row. Daniel won the race from Team DAN's twelveth consecutive pole position from start to finish, and was never really threatened after establishing an early lead of 7 seconds. Team mate Richard King finished fourth after suffering damage during a collision with Andrew Foley's Folster-Jaguar whilst challenging for second place during the opening laps. Of the incident, Richard commented: "I got a good run on Foley out of the final turn and just managed to pull alongside him on the inside into the first corner. I moved slightly ahead as I had the better line, but Foley moved between my wheels and took me off. It's a pity because I think I had a good strategy and looked set for a podium position." The result extends Daniel's championship lead over his team mate to 16 points with 2 races to run, the next to be held at the Motegi circuit.
11th June, 2000 - Richard wins at Melbourne
29th April, 2000 - Team DAN take 1-2 in South American Super Prix
19th March, 2000 - Daniel wins African GP
6th February, 2000 - Stupidity robs Team DAN of 1-2 finish
2nd August, 1999 - Disappiontment as season declared closed
22nd July, 1999 - Preparation for Round 4
17th May, 1999 - Testing for Imola
6th April, 1999 - HSBC joins Team DAN
25th March, 1999 - Sixth Pole in a row for Daniel
Following his sixth consecutive pole position, Daniel King finished second at the South American Grand Prix, right behind the increasingly competitive ACE - BMW of Robert King. The result is a repeat of the previous race at Bathurst and signals that the championship battle this year may be closer then ever before. Team DAN is preparing to compete at the A1-Ring for the Grand Prix of Nations during April, and Daniel King is confident that he can pull off a victory by relying upon his previous circuit experiance during this season's LFRS race at the circuit.
7th February, 1999 - First pole of '99 for Team DAN
Team DAN have started the new F1GP2 season in style with a pole position for Daniel King, which equals his previous record by being his fifth consecutive pole. Daniel was joined on the front row of the grid by his LFRS team mate Gareth Stocks, who was driving a Tetley's - Lotus GAS04. In the race, Daniel finished second, just 0.5 seconds behind race winner Robert King in his ACE - BMW, having closed up on a 5 second gap over the final 2 laps. It later transpired that Robert had suspension trouble on the last lap, and if the race had gone on 1 lap longer, there would be little doubt that Daniel could have won. Daniel is optimistic about the teams chances at the next round at Interlagos on the 20th March.
11th December, 1998 - Testing shows promise for '99
Daniel King has been testing the new Jaguar powered DEK199A around the Johor circuit, and has set some very competitive times. Daniel commented, "The car needed some early setup adjustments but once the initial problems were smoothed out I was able to take chunks of time off the previous track record. At the moment, I'll have to say that we are well on the way to our third title!". In addition to testing the DEK199A, Daniel also ran a few fun laps in a Formula 3 Team DAN car, christened the DEK199F3. Daniel told us "The car was really great to drive. It was good fun to throw it through some of the quick corners because it had so little downforce, and could snap away anytime it wanted!". Following the Christmas break, the team will go testing at the Nurburgring in preparation for the 1999 season, due to start on 6th February at Bathurst, Australia
22nd November, 1998 - Champions at Interlagos
Daniel King successfully secured his second consecutive F1GP2 championship at the Brazilian Interlagos circuit in today's South American Grand Prix, with a magnificent win from Pole Position. His only rival, Robert King driving an ACE-McLaren, was effectively out of the championship battle after a collision on lap 4 required a pit stop for repairs, putting him 30 seconds down. Team mate Andrew Foley finished fourth in his last F1GP2 race for Team DAN, and will now begin preparations to run his own team, Benetton GP2, in the 1999 season. Team DAN wish him the best of luck for next year.
31st October, 1998 - Andrew to leave at end of season.
Andrew Foley has announced that he will not be racing for Team DAN in the F1GP2 season next year. Andrew will be seting up and racing for his own team in 1999. Andrew will compete for Team DAN for the last race of the 1998 season at Interlagos later next month. Current Team DAN test driver Melanie King is expected to replace him next year.
25th October, 1998 - Team DAN qualify 1-2.
Daniel King started today's Asian Grand Prix at Suzuka from his seventh pole position of the year, with team mate Andrew Foley alongside him. Daniel led at the start, and had a tremendous first lap battle with championship contender Robert King, until his rival fell off the road at spoon. The following lap saw contact with Richard King at the chicane, which forced Daniel off the road. Both Team DAN cars were catching the leaders when the race ended, Andrew Foley finishing third and Daniel King behind him in fourth. Daniel leads the championship by two points with only one round left to run at Interlagos.
19th September, 1998 - Andrew wins at Adelaide.
Andrew Foley has scored his first ever victory at the Adelaide circuit during today's Australian Grand Prix. Andrew came through at the start from the back of the field following a poor qualifying session. Disaster struck on lap 4 when Robert King forced Andrew to serve into team mate Daniel King, taking him out of the race. Luckily though Andrew recovered to take the lead on lap 6, which he kept uninterupted to the end of the race. Andrew's first place is the fourth Team DAN win this season.