Featured Driver - Sebastian Saavedra

Sunday, 25 December 2011 05:26

Birthday: Jun. 2, 1990 
Hometown: Bogata, Colombia
Residence: Bogota, Colombia.

2008 · Finished second in ATS Formel 3 Cup in Germany with three wins, four poles and eight podium finishes. · Won races at Hockenheim, Assen and Oschersleben. · Also competed in Austrian Formula 3 races, finishing ninth.

2007 · Finished eighth in Formula BMW USA for EuroInternational with a win and four podiums in eight starts. · Won three of six starts in Formula BMW Asia and had one podium finish in two starts in Formula BMW ADAC in Germany. · Finished fourth in Formula BMW World Final.

2006 · Finished 11th in Formula BMW USA for Gelles Racing. · Made two starts in Formula BMW ADAC in Germany and competed in the Formula BMW World Final.

Early Career · Began karting at age 10 and competed in go-karting events in throughout South America and in Europe.


 Saavedra finished today's race in the ninth position. He had advanced to fourth early on, but had to call it a day on Lap 26 after experiencing a fuel pressure problem. 

"It has been a while since I have had to watch the remainder of a race from pit wall. I am sad for the whole AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport team as we were looking good during today's race. I managed to get into fourth position very early on and was catching the rest of the guys at the front of the pack. Soon after that, I just started to lose power.

A fuel pressure problem took us out of the race and important points for the championship are lost. I am going to keep positive and look forward to driving the #17 AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport IndyCar in Sonoma."