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Bad Luck For Rossi As Engine Failure Thwarts Potential Win

Sunday, April 09, 2017 5:57PM

LONG BEACH, CA (April 9, 2017) – The Verizon IndyCar Series traveled to the Streets of Long Beach for one of the most popular races of the season. Alexander Rossi had a fast car all weekend and was running P2 when he was struck with bad luck for the second race in a row. The engine blew on the #98 NAPA AUTO PARTS machine at lap 62. 

Rossi's weekend had been strong, including qualifying for his first "Firestone Fast Six" and starting P5 for the race. “I thought we had a really good shot at winning," said Rossi. "The pace of the car was really good all day, and were able to recover from a little bit of a tricky pit stop sequence. It cost us around five...

Rossi Suffers Tire Puncture, Finishing 11th in Season Opener for Verizon IndyCar Series

Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:09PM

ST PETERSBURG, FL (March 12, 2017) – The Verizon IndyCar Series kicked off with their Florida opener on the streets of St. Petersburg. Alexander Rossi was starting in eighth position, feeling good about the pace of his car and the team throughout the weekend. 

After a couple of solid stints keeping up with the leaders, Rossi was running as high as P6 when the second yellow came out a little too early. This forced him to pit out of strategy and he lost eight positions in the process. While pushing to make up for lost positions and managing fuel mileage, Rossi's misfortune continued. A punctured tire derailed the strategy...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:36PM

Never never never give up! That’s been the mantra and it stands with me each day of my career. Through the rollercoaster of life and motorsport in particular, the one constant you can count on is change. You’re not in control of these changes, these variables, but I feel it’s how you respond to them that defines you as a person.

Dreams become all the more vivid with grit and digging deep to make them a reality, making it that much more special when you finally do accomplish them. But what’s funny about success is that it just fuels your desire and determination to do it again and again. Racing is my life and I relish the opportunity to take chances, re-define expectations,...

Rossi and Jaskol team up with Factory CRG at SKUSA SuperNationals 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:24PM

Andretti Autosport’s Indy 500 Champion, Alexander Rossi will team up with his very first karting coach and karting veteran Matt Jaskol for this year's SKUSA SuperNationals, from the 14th - 20th November. It has been a phenomenal year for the 25 year old Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie and Manor Racing Formula 1 Reserve Driver, with both the historic 100th running of the Indy 500 win and the highly acclaimed Rookie of the Year award under his belt. To round off this year, Alexander will return to where it all began to compete in the prestigious SuperNationals karting race in Las Vegas teaming up karting champion Matt Jaskol, both racing for World Champion Factory CRG from Lonato, Italy.

In 2002, Matt...

ALEXANDER ROSSI NOMINATED FOR 2016 ESPY AWARD

Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:18PM

Andretti-Herta Autosport rookie, Alexander Rossi has been nominated for the 2016 ESPYaward “Best Driver” for his fuel-saving victory at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Rossi, a California-native, was also awarded the Fastest Rookie and Rookie of the Year honors for the 2016 Indianapolis 500. The 24-year-old became only the 10th rookie ever to win the 500-mile race in its history; the first since Helio Castroneves in 2001 and the first American rookie since Louis Meyer in 1928.



“It is such a huge honor to be nominated for Best Driver at the ESPYS this...

Tough Weekend for Andretti and the No 98 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Monday, April 18, 2016 1:17PM

Alexander Rossi returned to his home state of California this weekend for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with Andretti Autosport and Verizon IndyCar Series. The weekend would be the first time the 24 year old driver would race on his home turf in his professional career; something he was very much looking forward to. Alexander was able to bounce back from challenging practice sessions with very strong qualifying and race pace, however despite the positive performance the end result on the California street circuit was ultimately compromised following a challenging race.


 


The weekend started Friday with Alexander...

MANOR RACING SIGNS ALEXANDER ROSSI AS OFFICIAL RESERVE DRIVER

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 6:07AM

9 March 2016, 14.00 Banbury, UK / 09.00 Indianapolis, U.S. EST


Alexander Rossi is back in the Manor Racing fold as Official Reserve Driver. Although he’ll be racing in the 2016 IndyCar Series, he will also be making history as the first driver to perform a Formula 1 role simultaneously.


Alex will attend 11 Grands Prix with Manor Racing, where he will work with the engineers and drivers to help develop the MRT05, contribute to team and partner marketing activities and be available to deputise should he be required to compete at short notice. His first F1 event will be the Russian Grand Prix in May.


Dave Ryan, Racing Director:


“We’re very fortunate to have someone of...

Alexander Rossi Reflects on 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 4:21PM

As the racing season winds up and the holidays begin, the winter break for a race car driver is always a period of great reflection on the year just passed. As I look back on 2015, it was fantastic and there’s plenty to be thankful for and acknowledged!

In many ways 2015 was very successful year for me personally, my racing career and for those around me who help make it happen. One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned since go-karts and during my motorsport journey is the understanding that ‘You Never Arrive’! With most things in life that are difficult or substantial to...

Alexander Rossi is 2015 GP2 Series Vice Champion

Sunday, November 29, 2015 7:04AM

Alexander Rossi secures 2nd Place in the 2015 GP2 Series Driver Ranking after a very strong season-long campaign, his first full season in the series. Alongside his Formula 1 role with Manor Marussia F1 Team, Alexander was able to secure the Vice Champion position this weekend in Abu Dhabi, after another strong race performance saw him claim enough points to consolidate his position in the high calibre GP2 Driver Ranking. 


The last round of the 2015 GP2 Series began at mid-morning on Friday in Abu Dhabi with typically warm weather, and air and track temperatures of 28°C and 33°C respectively. Given that qualifying and the feature race would be held in the evening with very...

Alexander Rossi Maintains Strong 2nd in the Driver Ranking after tough Bahrain Race Weekend

Saturday, November 21, 2015 2:09PM

Alexander Rossi returned to Racing Engineering and the GP2 Series this weekend to defend his second place in the 2015 championship following his positive five races in Formula 1. Despite being on top form throughout the weekend, issues with the car compromised his penultimate round of racing, and after some excellent on track battles he heads to Abu Dhabi in a strong second place in the overall Driver Rankings. 


Thursday at the Bahrain International Circuit was met with air and track temperatures of 27.8°C and 31.6°C respectively, and Alexander remained true to form, immediately setting the pace during the initial laps with a 1:42.158s. As the 45 minute session progressed he soon improved...