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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...

Rossi hopes Austin delivers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:20AM

ESPN Staff
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...

United States GP: Alexander Rossi accepts missing Caterham Friday run

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.

″As...

Rossi Has Successful Caterham F1 Test in Abu Dhabi

Thursday, November 08, 2012 1:58AM

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi -
Driver: Alexander Rossi

Chassis: CT01-#02

Fastest lap: 1.46.485 (lap 75)

Total laps: 86

Alexander Rossi: “It’s been a great day in the car and I want to thank the whole team for giving me the chance to drive in Abu Dhabi. I last drove this car in FP1 in Barcelona back in May and it’s definitely come on a long way since then.

“The plan today was mostly focused on running through setup options. With such limited time on Fridays at a GP this was a chance for us to work through a whole range of different setups and I’m sure we’ve helped give the team a lot of information that will come into play at the last two races of the season.

“It’s...

Rossi tops day two of GP2 testing in Barcelona

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:36AM

Barcelona, Spain - Circuit de Catalunya, October 31, 2012

Caterham Racing Driver, Alexander Rossi enjoyed a successful Official GP2 test in Barcelona. Variable conditions around the 4,655 km Circuit de Catalunya allowed for a good test in both the wet and dry.

The morning session of Day 1, Rossi completed over 20 laps on one set of new tires, providing valuable insight into the handling and tire degradation of the GP2 car. In the afternoon Rossi made excellent progress with the car, ending the day P5.

Alexander Rossi “It was great to get back in the GP2 car and work with the Caterham Racing team again. Having raced here a few weeks ago, I know my way around Barcelona. I spent the morning adjusting my driving style to suit...

Caterham F1 Team Confirms Rossi for Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test



Sunday, October 28, 2012 3:26AM

Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that it will be running its current Reserve and Test Drivers at the forthcoming Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit from 6th – 8th November. 27-year-old Reserve Driver van der Garde will be in the car for days one and two of the test with 21-year-old Test Driver Rossi taking over for day three.

Cyril Abiteboul, Caterham F1 Team CEO: “We are delighted to be running both Giedo and Alexander at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test in November. With all the drivers we work with we want to make sure they can see that we can help guide them along a clear path to the top of the motorsport industry. On top of the FP1 sessions both drivers have already run for us, giving...