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Alexander Rossi Qualifies P11 and Top Rookie for historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:39PM

It has been an incredible week of top action and high drama at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Alexander Rossi and the Andretti Autosport team prepared and today qualified for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Following a positive week of testing, which saw Alexander topping the time sheets and taking P1 in two out of the seven practice sessions, the IndyCar Series rookie narrowly missed out on securing a place in the Fast Nine Shootout, and was able to qualify in P11 overall, claiming the top rookie position overall, and lining him up on the third row of the grid for the highly anticipated and historic forthcoming race.

The first part of qualifying took place on Saturday...

Alexander Rossi Storms Top Ten Finish in Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Saturday, May 14, 2016 5:51PM

Alexander Rossi took his highest place finish of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series so far with a strong P10, and claimed the fastest lap of the race in a stunning drive for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Alexander adds another 20 points to his Championship fight, and currently sits on a total of 70 points heading into the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.


The Verizon IndyCar Series returned home for Thursday's opening day on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Together with Andretti Autosport, Alexander and the team made solid progress with the No 98 car, running in P1 in both sessions at points, and maximising the Castrol...

Alexander Rossi Top Rookie in Challenging Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Sunday, April 24, 2016 5:13PM

Alexander Rossi claimed the top rookie spot in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, following a challenging weekend for the No.98 car and Andretti Autosport team. The scenic Barber Motorsports Park played host to the fourth round of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series competition, which saw Alexander racing within the top ten before crossing the line in P15. 


Two of the toughest practice sessions so far this season saw Alexander and the Andretti crew working hard to make changes the Castrol Edge/Curb Honda through Friday, with focus on improving performance ahead of qualifying, on a track notoriously tough to pass on. 


Saturday saw the field of 21 take Mr. Barber's 2.3-mile road course for a morning...

Alexander Rossi keeps it cool in strong debut oval race

Saturday, April 02, 2016 11:38PM

Alexander Rossi collected 18 more valuable points in his second race for the 2016 IndyCar Series this weekend, moving him to 12th in the Championship. Making his oval debut at the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, Alexander drove a calm and level-headed race to finish P14 following 250 laps of the intensely demanding Phoenix International Raceway.


Friday morning gave Alexander his first taste of oval racing as free practice got underway in Arizona, with the rookie quickly finding his rhythm with the unknown race track format. Keeping it consistent, P14 was the name of the game this weekend, as Alexander made a positive start to complete a tally of 41 laps; running strongly throughout a session interrupted...

Alexander Rossi Takes Top Rookie Position in Debut IndyCar Series Race

Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:53PM

Alexander Rossi finished his first IndyCar Series race just outside the top ten in P12 and leader of the rookies as round one of the 2016 season got underway on the streets of St Petersburg, Florida. 

Alexander and Andretti Autosport made a strong start to the weekend as Friday’s practice session took place under typically blue Florida skies, with Alexander quickly putting his No. 98 car at the sharp end of the field. The American was able to open his first weekend of racing and third day behind the wheel of the black and white Indy car with a strong tally of 47 laps and a best time of 01:01.5198, impressing those around him by his capacity to adapt and immediately get straight on the pace. 

ALEXANDER ROSSI TO PILOT NO. 98 HONDA FOR ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:26AM

Alexander Rossi will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2016 with Andretti Autosport. Rossi, who will make the transition from the FIA Formula 1 World Championship to IndyCar, will pilot the No. 98 Honda. Rossi makes his transition to IndyCar official with a rookie test day March 1 at Sebring International Raceway.


I'm very much looking forward to making my IndyCar Series debut this season and am proud to be racing with a team of such high calibre and pedigree as that of Andretti Autosport,” said Rossi. “As a racer through and through, I cannot wait to get started; our goal is to be...

Alaska Coffee Roasting Extends Partnership with Team Rossi Motorsports

Friday, June 19, 2015 1:08AM

Team Rossi Motorsports, LLC, the managing company for the American driver, Alexander Rossi are proud to announce their partnership extension with Alaska Coffee Roasting.


Alexander Rossi, the 2012 – 2014 Official Reserve Driver for the Caterham and Marussia F1 Teams, is currently 2nd in the GP2 Series driver rankings, and is racing for the multiple championship winning team, Racing Engineering. 


Founded in 1994, the Alaska based boutique coffee company is known for its quality and craft of some of the finest coffee in the world. Alaska Coffee Roasting has been a partner of Alexander Rossi since the end of 2007 and will...

Pole and a podium in Monaco

Saturday, May 23, 2015 12:37PM

Alexander Rossi leaves the action of Monaco second in the driver rankings following a strong weekend during the third round of the 2015 GP2 Series season. An outstanding pole position during a wet qualifying showcased the skill and strength of both Alexander and Racing Engineering, and a podium along with more points places Alexander a full 21 points clear of Rio Haryanto in third place. 


With a slightly different format to most race weekends, practice took place on Thursday with cooler than anticipated conditions on the streets of Monaco; with air and track temperatures of 14C and 21C respectively. Alexander was first out and immediately set the pace, improving on each flying...

Three Is The Magic Number: Rossi Takes Another Podium in Spain

Sunday, May 10, 2015 6:20AM

Alexander comes away from the second round of the 2015 GP2 Series season third in the Driver rankings, and just three points behind Rio Haryanto who currently holds second place. A strong and consistent weekend with Racing Engineering in Spain showcased a repeat of form from the opening round of the 2015 season, with Alexander battling for the win and picking up his second podium of the year (P3) in the feature race, and bringing home yet more valuable points for the team in P4 during Sunday's sprint race.


Friday's practice session showed plenty of potential with Alexander setting the pace early on and lighting up the timing boards in his initial laps, before finishing the opening session of the Spanish weekend in P3 and with a...

Alexander Rossi leaves round one of the 2015 GP2 Series in Bahrain 3rd in the title fight

Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:47AM

Alexander Rossi made a strong start to the 2015 GP2 Series season with a podium in his debut race for the team in Bahrain, and plenty of valuable points in the bag towards the title. After a strong pre-season test in Bahrain just a few weeks ago, Racing Engineering were looking positive for the first race of the year, and an eventful and exciting weekend which demonstrated the already strong partnership between Alexander and the team. 


Friday's practice initially focussed on race strategy and longer run programmes, with teams able to try out the DRS (Drag Reduction System) for the first time during a race weekend. Air and track temperatures of 35C and 53C respecitvely...