Portimao: Team USA Sunday notes

Promising Day for A1 Team USA Cut Short by Incident in Portugal Feature ALGARVE, Portugal (April 12, 2009) - The Vodafone A1GP Algarve ended early for A1 Team USA driver Marco Andretti after being spun on lap 19. Andretti's car was not able to...

Promising Day for A1 Team USA Cut Short by Incident in Portugal Feature

ALGARVE, Portugal (April 12, 2009) - The Vodafone A1GP Algarve ended early for A1 Team USA driver Marco Andretti after being spun on lap 19. Andretti's car was not able to be restarted and A1 Team USA was forced to retire from the day's Feature race.

Prior to the incident, the 22-year old Andretti was challenging A1 Team Italy for third place after starting eighth in the Feature event.

Switzerland captured the Feature race victory, preceded earlier in the day by The Netherlands win in the Sprint, a race that saw A1 Team USA post a 12th place result.

A1GP season four continues May 1-3 with round 7, A1GP Brands Hatch, Great Britain.

Marco Andretti, Andretti Green A1, A1 Team USA:

"It was a really unfortunate outcome for Team USA today. The guys did a great job in the pits and we had a car challenging for a podium finish, not a 14th place finish. I've enjoyed my time racing over here so far, but unfortunately you get tangled up with drivers that don't notice anyone is driving around them. I'm looking forward to better outcomes in Brands Hatch."

-credit: usa

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Series A1GP
Drivers Marco Andretti