|Monday, January 20, 2014 4:33PM
January 21, 2014 - Leafield, England - Caterham F1 Team and Caterham Racing have confirmed Alexander Rossi for 2014. Alexander Rossi renews his GP2 challenge with Caterham Racing after finishing the 2013 season as best rookie, he will start the new season as a serious championship contender. He will combine his GP2 commitments with another year as a Reserve Driver for Caterham F1 Team at all non-GP2 race weekends, continuing his development towards an ultimate race drive in Formula One.
Alexander is joined by Rio Haryanto, the Indonesian driver who has progressed in GP2 since his first season in the series in 2012 and who, with Alexander, makes one of the strongest driver pairings in the championship.
Cyril Abiteboul, Team Principal...
|Friday, December 20, 2013 11:42AM
BRASELTON, GA (December 18, 2013) – DeltaWing Racing Cars announced their 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona driver lineup today, with young American F1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi joining Andy Meyrick and Katherine Legge for the endurance classic.
The trio will share driving duties in the revolutionary DeltaWing coupe at the first event of the TUDOR Championship, the new sports car circuit that unites the former Grand-Am and American Le Mans Series. British drivers Meyrick and Legge return to the team from 2013, with Caterham’s 2013 GP2 and F1 reserve driver Rossi joining the lineup. The California native gained his first sports car racing experience this past June, finishing 11th in class at Le Mans in a combined Greaves...
|Friday, December 20, 2013 9:54AM
Alexander Rossi - “As we turn our thoughts to Christmas and 2014, it’s important for me to take this opportunity and thank everyone who has supported my career, it’s been an incredible journey.
Thank you to my entire Caterham F1 Team and in particular, Tony Fernandes and Cyril Abiteboul for putting their faith in me. I am fortunate at Caterham to be working with such a passionate and hard-working group of professionals.
I would also like to thank my personal sponsors, whose generosity and vision have enabled me to get where I am today, and for their continuing support as we face new sets of opportunities in 2014.
Finally, to all the fans and supporters who have put their trust and belief in me for so many...
|Friday, November 08, 2013 8:34AM
Race Laps: 56
COTA is a Tilke-designed circuit, introduced in 2012
The circuit is characterised by a number of elevation changes (esp. T1 which is uphill and has a blind apex, and also the section from T3 to T9 which includes some adverse camber corners)
Front left tyre is prone to graining.
Due to the low temperatures & track texture, tyre warm-up was an issue in 2012 on both compounds
In terms of average speed, Austin is very close to Barcelona with a good mix of high speed corners (all the way from T2 to T10) and a long back straight
S3 is a technical section with low & medium speed corners
Braking & high speed stability are important
Circuit was confirmed as medium-low in terms of brake demand in 2012
|Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:46AM
Yas Marina Circuit, 5th November 2013
Circuit Length: 5.554 km
Tire use: P Zero medium
Session 1 – 12:00 – 14:30
Car #15 Alexander Rossi – P1 - 1:49.958 - 22 laps
Weather: Air temp 32˚C / track temp 39˚C – Dry
Session 2 – 18:00 – 20:30
Car #15 Alexander Rossi – 1:52.006 - 35 laps (long runs – used tires)
Weather: Air temp 29˚C / track temp 28˚C – Dry
Caterham Racing fielded 2013 GP2 driver Alexander Rossi alongside GP3 vice Champion Facu Regalia on day one of the Official GP2 test in Abu Dhabi.
Rossi continued his winning Abu Dhabi pace, topping the time sheet on his second lap, a position that he maintained until the end of the morning...
|Monday, November 04, 2013 5:30AM
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Qualifying - Car #15 - Alexander Rossi – P1 - 1:48.931
Weather: Air temp 29˚C / Track Temp 30˚C - Dry
Alexander Rossi takes his first pole of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The final qualifying of the 2013 GP2 season got underway at twilight in the sweltering Abu Dhabi heat and the stage has been set for an action packed finale.
Alexander set the early pace and despite a red flag interrupting the session he maintained momentum, just losing out on pole to Ericsson by 7000ths second on his final lap. A front row place was his but a steward’s enquiry awarded Alexander pole after Ericsson was penalized for exceeding track limits.
|Friday, November 01, 2013 8:34PM
Yas Marina Circuit – 1st November 2013
Practice: 10:15 – 10:45
Alexander Rossi – P4 – 1:52.061
Weather: Air temp 29˚C / Track temp 35˚C - Dry
Qualifying: 18:55 – 19:25
Alexander Rossi – P1 - 1:48.931
Weather: Air temp 29˚C / Track Temp 30˚C - Dry
Alexander Rossi takes his first pole of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
The final qualifying of the 2013 GP2 season got underway at twilight in the sweltering Abu Dhabi heat and the stage has been set for an action packed finale.
Alexander set the early pace and despite a red flag interrupting the session he maintained momentum, just losing out on pole to Ericsson by 7000ths second on his final lap. A...
|Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:47AM
October 15, 2013, Austin, Texas, USA
K1 Speed and Alexander Rossi are proud to collaborate on an open event in Austin, Texas on 13th November 2013. Fans and racers alike will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with Alexander Rossi, currently America's only Formula 1 driver, ahead of the American Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and meet the young star who is leading the way for an American presence in Formula 1.
Aspiring drivers will have the opportunity to test their skills against the Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver, after Alexander sets a hot lap in the karts on track, and a competition will be run to win exclusive Caterham F1 Team merchandise, signed by Alexander himself.
The event, hosted at the K1 Speed in Austin, is free...
|Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:20AM
September 23nd 2013, Marina Bay, Singapore
After a positive start to the weekend, Alexander Rossi looked in a strong position to be able to fight for a podium or win at his debut Singapore Grand Prix. Qualifying in 4th place on Friday and showing fantastic pace, only a red flag during the session prevented the American driver from putting his car on the front row.
However technical gremlins once again hindered Alexander's podium sights, and during Saturday's Feature Race brake issues from lap five eventually compromised his result. Despite battling the majority of the race with the issues, the brakes eventually failed during the final laps of the Grand Prix and Alexander was forced to retire.
Saturday's result meant that...
|Sunday, September 08, 2013 3:07AM
Monza, Italy, 8th September
An eventful weekend in Monza saw American driver, Alexander Rossi, step back onto the podium again in 2nd place at the Autodromo Nationale Monza, scoring valuable points for the team.
GP2 qualifying session with a red flag out on Alexander’s quickest lap, left him to abort his flying lap that would have put in toward the front of the grid for Saturday's feature race. Starting 14th and .65 seconds off pole, Alexander fought hard despite being hit on lap one to finish the race in 8th place, scoring points for the team and earning himself pole position for the start of the sprint race.
After a difficult start off the grid for Sunday’s race, Alexander managed to fight back in the short race,...