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."