A1 Team USA
is the American
team of A1 Grand Prix
, an international racing series.
Owner Rick Weidinger became interested in A1 Team USA and the A1 Grand Prix
series when national franchises were being bid for the new series. Along with minority partners and friends Rusty Lewis and Bill Dean, Weidinger finalized the franchise acquisition in July 2005. The engineering side of the team was originally run by British squads David Price Racing
, and then West Surrey Racing
. For 2008-2009 the team was run by IndyCar Series
team Andretti Green Racing
and Andretti Green's IndyCar drivers, primarily Marco Andretti
drove the majority of races.
Driver: Marco Andretti, Charlie Kimball, J.R. Hildebrand
2008-09 marked the first season in which Andretti Green Racing
ran Team USA. Following the Zandvoort race
, it was announced that Marco Andretti
and Danica Patrick
would race for Team USA at some point during the season.
Drivers: Buddy Rice, Jonathan Summerton
After a slow start to the season, Team USA gradually improved, peaking with the team's first victory. Along with 2 podiums, the team finished 12th in the championship.
Drivers: Phil Giebler, Ryan Hunter-Reay
Team USA scored two podiums, and other consistent scoring to finish in 9th place in the championship.