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|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...
|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...
|Thursday, December 04, 2014 11:23AM
Published: Dec 1, 2014
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...
|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...
|Monday, June 10, 2013 2:34AM
Montreal, Canada - 7th June 2013
FP1: Overcast, wet track at start and drying out through session; min / max track temp 15° - 16°, air temp 15° - 16°
FP1: RSS 1.27.143, 20th
FP1: RSS 20
Alexander Rossi, car #20, chassis CT03-#06
1002 – 1005: Run 1, installation lap, 1 lap (wet tyres)
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...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:20AM
November 13, 2012
Caterham test driver Alexander Rossi believes the United States Grand Prix will become a permanent feature in Austin, but admits he hopes the race lives up to expectations.
The race at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend is gaining much coverage as Formula One returns to the United States for the first time since 2007. As the only American driver with links to a Formula One team at present, Rossi was hoping to get a Friday practice drive for Caterham but the team has opted to give its race drivers maximum track time.
Despite that disappointment, Rossi says he is ″very excited″ for the race but hopes it lives up to the sport's expectations.
″I'm very excited,″ Rossi...
|Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:18AM
Autosport, By Matt Beer Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 09:51 GMT
Caterham test driver Alexander Rossi says he no qualms about missing out on the chance to drive in Friday practice at his home grand prix in the United States this weekend.
Discussions had taken place regarding Rossi taking on the third driver role for Caterham at the Circuit of the Americas, but the team ultimately decided that it was more important to give race drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov mileage on the unfamiliar Austin circuit.
″As our team's test driver I know that the main thing is that Austin is a new circuit and the race drivers need as much time as they can on track to prepare for qualifying and the race,″ said Rossi.