Brands Hatch: Team USA Sunday notes

A1 Team USA Closes Season with 4th and 11th at Brands Hatch A1 Team USA driver J.R. Hildebrand closed out the 2008-09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport season Sunday with a fourth-place and an 11th place finish, respectively, in the Sprint and...

A1 Team USA Closes Season with 4th and 11th at Brands Hatch

A1 Team USA driver J.R. Hildebrand closed out the 2008-09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport season Sunday with a fourth-place and an 11th place finish, respectively, in the Sprint and Feature events at Brands Hatch.

Hildebrand, who was making his first official start for Andretti Green A1 in the series after three rookie session appearances, started where he finished in the Sprint event after challenging for a podium spot throughout the race. In the Feature event, Hildebrand started 11th, but was involved in a first-lap incident that required the nose of the car to be changed on pit lane and left him with a 14th place finish.

Team Ireland swept the weekend, winning both poles and both races on the way to the Season Four championship.

J.R. Hildebrand, Andretti Green A1, A1 Team USA:

"Overall, I feel pretty good about the whole weekend, but we would have liked better results today. I'm just proud of the guys on Team USA and all the work they've done. I think I could have done a better job, but I also know that we showed we had the speed to compete. We probably missed a couple of opportunities this weekend to move up in the field, both in qualifying and in the race. But, again, I think we proved we have the pace to run up front."

-credit: usa

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Drivers J.R. Hildebrand