Team Germany, champions of the 2006-2007 A1GP Season, are delaying their start for their 2008-2009 A1GP season yet again, and will not be at New Zealand in two weeks citing that they do not want to throw the entry together just to be there, wanting to make sure everything is 'good', and not just 'good enough':
"'With A1 Team Germany being totally new – a new Team Principal, a new service provider and a new driver in Andre Lotterer – there was no way it or the series was going to jeopardize its entry into Season Four without better preparation.'
This was not the outcome A1 Team Germany Team Principal, Rolf Beisswanger, wanted to his quest to get the Season Two Champion back on track, as he explained: 'I cannot say I am anything other than deeply disappointed at the outcome. We have been working flat out since I took on the role to get a team together that our country would be proud of.'"
Realizing just how much work goes into taking over your country's team entry, makes you understand how even more impressive Marco Andretti's podium was at Sepang for not only the driver, but the team as well.