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A tough weekend for Alexander Rossi and Racing Engineering in Hungary

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:36AM

Alexander Rossi leaves the sixth round of competition in the 2015 GP2 Series third in the driver rankings after a very difficult weekend at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary.


Friday's practice and qualifying session were met with typically sunny and hot conditions with air and track temperatures of 29C and 49C respectively. For practice, Alexander was one of the first out of pit lane and with the knowledge that overtaking is particularly difficult at the Hungaroring circuit, the emphasis was placed on a good set up for qualifying and race grid position.


Alexander immediately set a lap of 1:30.986s to sit in fourth before improving his time to a 1:29.971s. All cars ran on the Pirelli P Zero White medium compound...

Alexander Rossi 2nd in Silverstone

Monday, July 06, 2015 1:29AM

Alexander Rossi once more showcased his race talent and consistency as the GP2 Series season ranking battle continued in Silverstone, set against the backdrop of the classic British Grand Prix. A phenomenal drive saw him finish the main GP2 Series Feature Race in second place after some sensational overtaking maneuvers, and further points in the Sprint Race ensure that Alexander remains in P2 in the driver rankings, with the gap to Stoffel Vandoorne closing. 

The sun was out at the classic British circuit for the first day's running, with air and track temperatures of 21°C and 41°C respectively for the 45 minute morning practice session. Alexander was once more one of the first to take to the...

Alexander Rossi maintains 2nd place in the GP2 Series driver ranking

Monday, June 22, 2015 5:46AM

An unlucky weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria leaves Alexander Rossi just short of claiming yet more podiums, however maintaining his second place position in the battle for the GP2 Series driver title. With brake issues and early contact compromising both the Feature and Sprint races, Alexander showcased his talent and determination by fighting back up the grid to bring home more valuable points for him and the team. 


The first session of the weekend at the Red Bull Ring started slowly, with Alexander returning to the pits following his installation lap after discovering a shifting problem. However once he rejoined the practice session, he immediately showcased the pace potential of the car, setting a time of...

Alexander Rossi & Racing Engineering Complete Three Productive Days of Testing in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:32AM

The 2015 GP2 Series year kicked off in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Marina Circuit with all teams attending the first of the two pre-season tests.


The first session took place on Monday morning and with the circuit suffering from dusty and windy conditions, most of the teams used the first two hours of the session to work on the set-up of their cars. Towards the end of the first morning Alexander went fastest with a time of 1:50.845s, a positive start to the three day test.


Throughout the afternoon times were nearly two seconds quicker as the circuit became clean and the drivers were more...

Rossi Eyes INDY CAR Possibilities

Thursday, December 04, 2014 11:23AM



California's Alexander Rossi spent the last six years working his way up the European open-wheel ladder, reaching Formula 1 as a test and reserve driver for the Caterham and Marussia teams.


Upon his arrival Europe, Rossi embarked on a season of IFM followed by a year in GP3, two seasons of World Series by Renault 3.5 and he just completed two years in GP2, giving the experienced-beyond-his-years 23-year-old a wealth of knowledge in some of the toughest open-wheel categories. With an impressive foundation in place, Rossi has set his sights on a new target, and says he's shifted his...

Caterham to make Le Mans 24 Hours debut

Monday, June 17, 2013 10:41AM

• Caterham Group to investigate future customer Sports Prototype package
• Entry to build on Caterham SP/300.R sports prototype, ahead of new road car launch

British sportscar manufacturer Caterham will make its debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year (June 22/23), as it looks to further elevate its position as a global authority in sportscar development ahead of the launch of its brand new model in 2016.

Racing under the Caterham Motorsport banner, the lightweight sportscar specialist’s participation in the 90th running of the French classic will also allow Caterham Group to investigate the viability of producing a customer Sports Prorotype package in the future.

Caterham Motorsport will run the #41 Zytek...

Alexander has excellent F1 practice run in Canada

Monday, June 10, 2013 2:34AM

Montreal, Canada - 7th June 2013

Weather
FP1: Overcast, wet track at start and drying out through session; min / max track temp 15 - 16, air temp 15 - 16

Fastest lap
FP1: RSS 1.27.143, 20th

Total laps:
FP1: RSS 20

Run Plan

Alexander Rossi, car #20, chassis CT03-#06

FP1
1002 – 1005: Run 1, installation lap, 1 lap (wet tyres)
Changes: n/a
1035 – 1047: Run 2, 7 laps (wet tyres)
Changes: rear wing, front / rear ride height, front wing flap angle
1102 – 1113: Run 3, 6 laps (intermediate tyres)
Changes: front wing flap angle
1122 – 1133: Run 4, 6 laps (medium tyres)

Alexander Rossi: “It was great to get back into F1 action and to do so in Canada, at a track I’ve raced...

Alexander Rossi handed Canada GP F1 practice duty for Caterham

Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:36PM

By Pablo Elizalde, Autosport

Alexander Rossi Caterham F1 2013Alexander Rossi will get his first practice outing of the year when he drives the Caterham CT03 on Friday ahead of next week's Canadian Grand Prix.

The American was appointed the team's reserve driver earlier this year but is yet to drive the 2013 car on a circuit, having only carried out aero testing with it.

Rossi, also competing with Caterham in the GP2 series, last drove in practice in last year's Spanish Grand Prix.

″Returning to F1 action is obviously another important step in the plan I've worked over a decade for and I take all the opportunities I get very seriously,″ he said.

″This will be my first outing in the CT03 and on the 2013...

Tire Degredaton hampers Rossi in Barcelona Qualifying

Friday, May 10, 2013 9:16AM

Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona - 10/5/13

Practice – 12.00 – 12.30
Car #15 – Alexander Rossi – P14 – 1:31.528

Qualifying: 15.55 – 16.25
Car #15 – Alexander Rossi – P17 - 1:29.804

The first European GP2 session of 2013 got underway in Barcelona at midday with the morning rain abating just in time for drying track conditions which remained for qualifying.

The morning practice yielded useful information on long hard tyre runs as per the engineering programme, preparing the drivers for the race.

Both drivers feel they are out of position and expected to be slightly further up the grid following qualifying but they are upbeat about the race tomorrow and still have a chance to...

ALEXANDER ROSSI IS CONFIRMED AS A CATERHAM F1 TEAM RESERVE DRIVER

Thursday, February 14, 2013 6:12AM

March 1, 2013, Barcelona, Spain - Alexander Rossi has today been confirmed as a Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver, joining Race Drivers Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde and fellow Reserve Driver Ma Qing Hua in the team’s driver line-up.

As a Reserve Driver, Alexander comes with a large amount of experience and success in junior formula. He will continue the development he has made with Caterham F1 Team since first driving for the team at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Young Driver test and building on the Test Driver role he fulfilled in 2012, making his F1 debut in FP1 at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. As part of his 2013 Reserve Driver role Alexander will be taking part in a number of FP1 sessions throughout the season, building on the...