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Alexander Rossi and EQ8 Caterham Racing Caught in a Perfect Storm at Bahrain GP2 Opener

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 5:44AM

The Kingdom of Bahrain, Tuesday 8th April 2014

Qualifying - Friday 4th April
Car #19 - Alexander Rossi - P15 (1:39.651)
Tires: P Zero soft
Weather: Air temp 26˚C / Track temp 32˚C – Dry

Feature Race - Saturday 5th April
Car #19 – Alexander Rossi – P22
Race Distance: 173.184km
Tires: P Zero soft – pit to – P Zero hard
Weather: Air temp 32˚C / track temp 46˚C – Dry

Sprint Race - Sunday 6th April 2014
Car #19 – Alexander Rossi – P25
Race distance: 124.476kn
Tires: P Zero hard
Weather: Air temp 34˚C / track temp 44˚C – Dry

The GP2 season opener in Bahrain proved to have plenty of bad luck for Alexander Rossi and EQ8 Caterham Racing....

Alexander Rossi Tops GP2 Timesheets Each Day in Bahrain Test

Saturday, March 22, 2014 2:50AM

Friday 21st March 2014
Bahrain International Circuit, Kingdom Of Bahrain

Day One
Alexander Rossi - P1 - 1:40.604 - 43 laps
Weather: Air temp 27 ˚C / track temp 32˚C - Dry

Day Two
Alexander Rossi - P2 - 1:39.173 - 64 laps
Weather: Air temp 28˚C / track temp 31˚C - Dry

Day Three
Alexander Rossi - P2 - 1:39.693 - 67 laps
Weather: Air temp 27˚C / track temp 30˚C - Dry

Alexander Rossi stamped his authority on the first day of the official GP2 testing in Bahrain by posting the fastest time of the day with a 1:40.604 during the afternoon session. Following a positive Abu Dhabi test, the team had moved to Bahrain hopeful of fine tuning the performance of the car and quickly showed their strength on...

Rossi and Caterham Racing have positive GP2 Championship Opening Test

Friday, March 14, 2014 6:07AM

Friday 14th March 2014- Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

Test Day 1 - 11th March 2014
Morning Session: Car #19 Alexander Rossi – P2 - 1:51.135 – 12 laps
Afternoon Session: Car #19 Alexander Rossi – P9 - 1:50.018 – 25 laps

Test Day 2 - 12th March 2014
Morning Session: Car #19 Alexander Rossi – P7 -1:51.484 – 27 laps
Afternoon Session: Car #19 Alexander Rossi – P23 - 1:54.868 – 39 laps (race simulation)

Test Day 3 - 13th March 2014
Morning Session: Car #19 Alexander Rossi – P8 - 1:50.476 – 29 laps
Afternoon Session: Car #19 Alexander Rossi – P23 - 1:54.968 – 36 laps (race simulation)

Alexander Rossi, Caterham Racing driver in GP2 and Caterham F1 Team...

Alexander Rossi is confirmed as Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver and GP2 Championship Race Driver with Caterham Racing

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...

ROSSI TO RACE FOR DELTAWING IN 24 AT DAYTONA

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...

Merry Christmas from Team Rossi Motorsports

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...

Alexander Rossi Gets F1 Practice Outing in Austin

Friday, November 08, 2013 8:34AM

General
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
First gear...

Rossi 2nd Overall on Day 1 GP2 Test

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...

ALEXANDER ROSSI WINS GP2 RACE IN ABU DHABI

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.

Alexander Rossi...

POLE FOR ALEXANDER ROSSI IN ABU DHABI

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...