The U.S. team hasn't had much success in the A1 Grand Prix, which pits nation teams against each other rather than automakers. The Stars and Stripes team has finished 16th, 9th, and 12th in the first three seasons. The 2007-2008 season saw increased levels of accomplishment, with the team capturing its first victory and reaching the podium two other times. Things are looking even brighter now, with Andretti Green Racing announcing that it will be running the team now, starting this weekend at the opening race at Zandvoort. Andretti will even be on hand at the race to announce the driver lineup. Andretti Green Racing brings a winning formula to the team, having captured three championships, two Indy 500 wins, and a class victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
[Source: A1 Grand Prix]
London, Great Britain – A name that stands for American racing royalty will join forces with A1GP World Cup of Motorsport for Season Four. Andretti Green Racing (AGR), the most successful team in Indy Racing League history, announced today it will run the US entry in A1GP beginning at Circuit Park Zandvoort, The Netherlands this weekend.
"We are very proud to be representing the United States on the level and competitive playing field that is provided by A1GP," said team co-owner, Michael Andretti. "Andretti Green has been fortunate to enjoy a reasonable amount of success in just six seasons of operation and we're looking forward to joining the world stage of A1GP."
Andretti, who is a racing legend himself, will be on hand at Circuit Park Zandvoort to announce the team's Season Four driver lineup.
Andretti Green Racing, which is owned by Andretti and partners Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, has taken three IndyCar Series championship titles (2004, 2005, 2007), two Indianapolis 500 wins (2005, 2007), one Firestone Indy Lights championship (2008), an overall American Le Mans Series (ALMS) victory at the 2008 Detroit Sports Car Challenge and an LMP2 class victory at the ALMS 12 Hours of Sebring (2007).
A1GP Chairman, Tony Teixeira, commented: "We are proud to have such a successful and well respected team involved with our series. Over the years some of the most famous names in motorsport have been associated with the A1GP, and to have one that is synonymous with racing at its highest level in the United States can only help to raise the profile of the series both there and worldwide. "
All the action from A1GP Zandvoort, The Netherlands can be watched live this weekend on www.A1GP.com.