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Monday, October 03, 2016 9:32AM

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 3, 2016) – Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year Alexander Rossi will remain in the American open-wheel series with Andretti-Herta Autosport.

“Alexander showed tremendous growth this year and we are excited to welcome him back to the team,” 
said team owner Michael Andretti. “In his first IndyCar season, Alexander was able to form trusting relationships with the team’s engineers, mechanics and his teammates and that itself is a great foundation to begin 2017. We also know he is competitive and can win races. Continuity plays a big role in the success of our programs and being able to...

Alexander Rossi Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year & P5 finish in Sonoma

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:39AM

Alexander Rossi finishes his debut Verizon IndyCar Series season in P5 and with the honor of Sunoco Rookie of the Year to add to his accolades. In a spectacular final race of the season, set against the backdrop of Alexander’s home state, the Californian driver won another 60 points, leaving him with a season tally of 430 overall and taking the title of Rookie of the Year in what has been a phenomenal season. 

As the Friday morning sun rose over the hills of Northern California, Indy cars returned to the racetrack for first practice of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on championship weekend for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The 12-turn course welcomed two sessions of practice, with the...

8th Place Finish for Alexander Rossi at Watkins Glen

Sunday, September 04, 2016 3:29PM

Sunday September 4th 2016, Watkins Glen, New York, USA

The Verizon IndyCar Series returned to New York's Watkins Glen International for the 10th Indy car race of the 2016 season, held at the scenic 3.37-mile road course and the first since 2010. Alexander Rossi was able to gain seven places during the race, finishing in the top ten for the sixth time this season. Following today’s result, the Rookie collected another 24 points towards his overall Championship tally, putting him on a total of 370 overall and putting him back up the Driver Rankings to sit in 11th.  


Friday’s free practice sessions allowed Alexander to...

Alexander Rossi Joins the TAG Heuer Family of Ambassadors

Thursday, September 01, 2016 11:13AM

New York, NY, September 1, 2016 – TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and sporting chronographs is proud to announce the addition of America’s next great racing hero, Alexander Rossi, to the TAG Heuer family of ambassadors.

Alexander and TAG Heuer first met in May of 2016 after Alexander’s victory at the 100thrunning of the Indianapolis 500, where he was presented with the TAG Heuer F1 Indy 500 Special Edition watch. Before winning the prestigious Verizon IndyCar Series event as a rookie, Alexander raced in Formula 1, making history by being the first American to race at...

Alexander Rossi Finishes Top Rookie in Texas

Sunday, August 28, 2016 6:21PM

The Verizon IndyCar Series returned to Texas Motor Speedway today to complete the unfinished business that Mother Nature had left behind. With 177 laps remaining when inclement weather forced a red flag on the Firestone 600 in June, Alexander Rossi had been sitting in 13th, meaning that would be where he started at today's "Restart Your Engines”, as the event picked up where Lap 71 left off. 

Under the evening lights, and sporting the stunning green Castrol EDGE livery on the No. 98 car, Alexander drove a clean race to finish his first Texas Motor Speedway event in 11th, and added another 19 points to his Championship bid tally. Despite an incident filled race, with one of the closest finishes in the...

Pit lane Crash Curtails Potential Race Win for Rossi in Pocono

Monday, August 22, 2016 11:46PM

Returning to race competition following a three week break, Verizon IndyCar Series headed to Pocono Raceway for this weekend’s ABC Supply 500. A weekend full of drama but a fundamentally strong race car was curtailed by a crash on pit lane, after Alexander Rossi had re-fueled from the lead, cutting short what was looking to be one of the Californian’s strongest races of the season so far. 

With Union Jack flags waving high above pit lane in honor of the one-year anniversary of losing Justin Wilson at Pocono Raceway, the Andretti Autosport stable of four took to the 2.5-mile triangular oval on Saturday for a morning practice session followed by qualifying for Round 14 of the 2016 Verizon...

Poor Pit Stop in Mid-Ohio cost Rossi Top 5 Finish

Monday, August 01, 2016 1:58AM

Alexander Rossi comes away from Mid-Ohio after a frustrating weekend; the Andretti Autosport Driver sits on 316 points and has moved to 11th overall in 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. With four races of his debut season remaining, the Californian rookie is hungry to turn the tables and move up in the Championship standings.

The first 55 minutes of Friday's free practice session went off without issue at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, until Conor Daly skidded into the Turn 2 tire barrier, bringing out the red flag with less than 20 minutes remaining. After an uneventful morning session, Practice 2 was cut short due to rain, after a torrential downpour limited running for all the teams and...

Tough Toronto but Rossi Maintains 7th in Championship Fight

Monday, July 18, 2016 7:04AM

Alexander Rossi keeps hold of his 7th place in the Verizon IndyCar Series Championship battle following a challenging weekend at the Honda Indy Toronto. With a tally of 300 points overall, the Californian rookie now sits 39 points behind Tony Kanaan, and 44 points away from 5th place driver Josef Newgarden.

Indy cars may have been racing on the streets of Toronto’s Exhibition Place for three decades, but it was a different racetrack that greeted the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend for the Honda Indy Toronto, and Alexander’s debut in Canada. While the familiar location is hosting its 30th Indy car race weekend, the historic circuit features some minor changes this year, adding a new layer to the...

Strong Sixth Place for Alexander Rossi in Iowa Corn 300

Monday, July 11, 2016 2:55AM

Alexander Rossi secured a strong sixth place finish in the Iowa Corn 300, finishing top rookie once more in his third oval race, and leading the Andretti Autosport quartet. The Californian collected 28 more valuable points to add to his Championship tally, where he now sits on 286 overall, with today’s result moving Alexander up to 7th in the Driver Rankings. 

It may be the shortest track on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, but Iowa Speedway is one of the most demanding. At but 0.894 of a mile in length, the rural Iowa oval drives more like a superspeedway with its higher banking that demands carrying consistent speed throughout the lap. And with such short straights, it places the cars...

Team Rossi Partners with BLKBX Creative Group

Friday, July 08, 2016 9:04AM

Team Rossi Motorsports today reveals a new alliance with BLKBX Creative Group, a premier Los Angeles based digital creative media firm who will pair up with the 2016 INDY 500 Champion and ESPY Nominee Alexander Rossi. Beginning this race weekend in Iowa, the No.98 Castrol EDGE / Curb Honda of Alexander’s Andretti Autosport IndyCar will carry the BLKBX brand. 

BLKBX, a leading design agency located in the heart of the entertainment industry, has an impressive resume with their roster of clients including; Disney, Pixar, DC Comics, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Amazon, ABC, and Seriously Entertainment to name a few. The partnership perfectly aligns both...