A1 Team USA is the official team from USA, for the A1 Grand Prix. Owned by Rick Weidinger, who is also the owner of Kelley Racing, an Indy Racing League team, the A1 Team USA franchise acquisition was completed in July, 2005. Minority partners and friends involved with the franchise include Bill Dean, and Rusty Lewis.
The main theme of the team is “We The People”, and the livery of the chassis has been designed by Steve Kaufman, a pop-artist. The livery includes the words “We The People” in numerous languages. British team, David Price Racing was initially involved with the engineering part of the team, though now it is handled by another British team, West Surrey Racing.
During the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500, the driver of the “We The People” car was Al Unser Jr. and since then, Team USA has seen many prominent drivers drive for it, including Scott Speed, Red Bull Driver Search finalist, who was the driver of the Toro Rosso F1 Team behore this, which was Red Bull’s B Team.
Another driver was Bryan Herta, who drove for the fourth round at Eastern Creek, in Australia. Herta managed one point in the feature race, after a tenth-place finish. Further drivers include Philip Giebler, who was the main driver for the 2006-07 season, with Jonathan Summerton as the rookie driver. During this season, Ryan Hunter-Reay drove in New Zealand for the team. Another driver Scott Sharp, a famous open-wheel driver, manages racing operations for the team.
Buddy Rice is all set to break some records for the 2007-08 season. The 2004 Indy 500 champion joined A1 Team USA in Summerton.
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