Taupo: Team USA Sunday notes

Andretti Scores 12th in Sprint Race, 11th in Feature for A1 Team USA in Taupo TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND (Jan. 25, 2008) - A1 Team USA driver Marco Andretti drove from 17th to 12th in the Sprint race and was then credited with 11th in the Feature after...

Andretti Scores 12th in Sprint Race, 11th in Feature for A1 Team USA in Taupo

TAUPO, NEW ZEALAND (Jan. 25, 2008) - A1 Team USA driver Marco Andretti drove from 17th to 12th in the Sprint race and was then credited with 11th in the Feature after a penalty dropped him from his original finishing position of eighth.

Andretti was penalized for crossing the pit blend line after leaving from his second stop and was hit with a 25-second penalty. A1 Teams Italy, Malaysia and South Africa all benefited from the penalty to A1 Team USA.

Ireland and Switzerland claimed the top-two spots in both races, with Ireland grabbing a win in the Sprint and Switzerland winning the Feature.

The 2008-09 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport schedule resumes Feb. 20-22 with Round 5 at Gauteng, South Africa.

Marco Andretti, Andretti Green A1, A1 Team USA:

"It wasn't the result we were looking for this weekend. We just didn't have any track position to work with in either race and that makes it extremely tough to go anywhere on a circuit this tight. We just have to improve our pace right from the start of the weekend and give ourselves a better opportunity to compete for good points on race day."

-credit: usa

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Drivers Marco Andretti