A1 Grand Prix is an exciting new winter weather motorsport group. Launched in April 2004 by Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum regarding the Dubai royal household, it pits nation against nation, with motorists driving for countries of beginning. A weekend would contained practice, qualifying, as well as 2 races, the short sprint battle and the longer feature race. Against all chances and defying experts who does smile if the show did not succeed off the floor, it managed to get to its very first Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, uk regarding 25th of September, and started spectactularely, with a double victory for Team Brazil. The 11 race series- following the cancelation of this Brazil round because of the track not fulfilling standards- excited motorsport fans throughout the world, with Team France appearing to-be by far the quickest staff, and winning the tournament into the penultimate meeting within the USA.However, there have been criticisms and problems over the way the series would manage economically, which was started by Maktoum financing most of the show together with his very own cash. Experts had been pleased to know that series had lost $212 million with its first 12 months, and excitedly scurried off to write articles about that. Working a 25 country show with mostly his own money alone costed Maktoum, but followers were happy to here that a debt handling program relating to the Nomura Group with help the show for futures seasons.The show, while exciting from the track, done it self little favours with dealing with critics. Aided by the Sentul round becoming postponed and put ahead 4 weeks following the death of the Prime Minister of Dubai, and Laguna Seca (United States Of America) round very nearly becoming terminated as a result of hefty rain in the region, doom criers were loaded with ammo to use up against the series. Three groups- Russia, Japan and India didn't complete the first season due to monetary concerns. Merchandising and advertising ended up being near non existant, some crucial television areas had been being ignored (Canada), while the official web site left slightly to-be desired. While a fresh show will certainly have growing pains, A1 needed to respond quickly to rumours of discontent, and should have already been faster to react to issues, as opposed to allow pit stop issues and tv coverage dilemmas to keep well to the series. Sparse crowds of people at some races had been directed in the decreased publicity, indicating less followers saw their heroes doing his thing. Some criticised the motorists when you look at the show and stated that you'll require personalities to push the series forward- but other individuals argued that after the show is big enough, this will never be of an issue to fans.However, A1 is wanting forward to its second season, starting in front of a packed group at Zandvoort in Holland regarding the 1st of October 2006, and closing where it begun its first show at Brands Hatch from the 29th of October. Should it iron down its couple of faults regarding track, and appear really into its merchandising and promotion, there's no reasons why it cannot develop. More teams are required to become listed on for series two. While experts will whine over any "problem" falling at A1's feet, there isn't any doubt A1 is here now to offer fans nation versus nation and nationwide pride.