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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...


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...

Alexander Rossi Concludes Five Strong Races with Manor Marussia F1 Team

Sunday, November 15, 2015 3:09PM

Alexander Rossi has concluded his fifth race with Manor Marussia F1 Team after the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2015 took place today. A challenging weekend with balance issues throughout the race meant Alexander just missed out on making it five out of five finishes ahead of his teammate, however leaves Brazil extremely positive about his performance within the team since his debut in Singapore and very optimistic about the future and 2016. 

The opening Free Practice sessions for the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2015 got underway at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace, where the Manor Marussia F1 Team driver Alexander Rossi immediately...

Alexander Rossi Four for Four after another strong result at Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2015

Sunday, November 01, 2015 5:21PM

Alexander Rossi completed another strong race weekend with the Manor Marussia F1 Team today during a thrilling Formula 1 Gran Premio de México 2015 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. The Manor Marussia F1 Team drivers enjoyed a spectacular scrap throughout each of the race’s 71 laps, keeping everyone on the edge of their seats and culminating in an impressive 12th two-car finish for the team this season. Alexander crossed the line in 15th place, while his team mate Will Stevens took 16th.

The opening Free Practice sessions for the Formula 1 Gran Premio de México got underway on Friday, with Alexander immediately attacking the repurposed F1 facility in Mexico City. Overall, it was a...

Alexander Rossi equals Manor Marussia F1 Team's best finish of the season at US Grand Prix

Sunday, October 25, 2015 5:29PM

Alexander Rossi equalled the Manor Marussia F1 Team‘s best finish of the 2015 season today, taking the chequered flag on his home debut in 12th position after a very impressive drive.
They say every setback has a major comeback, and after a fraught few days for race-goers and TV audiences, the 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix delivered a spectacular race today, arguably the best this season.

Friday was met with good weather for ducks at the Circuit of The Americas; less good for Alexander and the Manor Marussia F1 Team, who were looking to get their 2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix weekend underway. With the exception of several rainless windows in the first morning Free...

Alexander Rossi wins GP2 Feature Race in Russia

Saturday, October 10, 2015 2:26PM

Alexander Rossi returned to GP2 Series in style this weekend after his third win of the season with Racing Engineering. A dramatic and eventful Feature Race saw the American driver taking a superb P1 at the Olympic Park Grand Prix circuit in Sochi, Russia - a crucial win ahead of his closest rival in the driver ranking battle, Stoffel Vandoorne, to keep the 2015 season title hopes open.  

Alexander lined up in third position ahead of today’s race at the Sochi Autodrom, after a tricky wet qualifying session saw him blocked by traffic on his final, and quickest, lap. Making a superb start off the grid in Saturday’s Feature Race, Alexander was able to pass Vandoorne and immediately move...

Sochi, success and the significance of GP2 Series

Thursday, October 08, 2015 2:28AM

After a positive Formula One race debut in Singapore and Japan, Alexander Rossi returns to his GP2 Series team, Racing Engineering, to continue his strong 2015 season which sees him second in the driver ranking. We caught up with the American driver to discuss the significance of returning to race in the GP2 Series. 

The first, and perhaps most crucial question; how challenging is it changing between Formula 1 and GP2 Series cars? 

I think the biggest challenge is actually the mindset. Once I’m in the car, I focus very quickly - I’ve raced in many series throughout my career, and I think part of the challenge of being a successful driver is the ability to adapt very...