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Rossi hopes Austin delivers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:20AM

ESPN Staff
November 13, 2012

Caterham test driver Alexander Rossi believes the United States Grand Prix will become a permanent feature in Austin, but admits he hopes the race lives up to expectations.

The race at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend is gaining much coverage as Formula One returns to the United States for the first time since 2007. As the only American driver with links to a Formula One team at present, Rossi was hoping to get a Friday practice drive for Caterham but the team has opted to give its race drivers maximum track time.

Despite that disappointment, Rossi says he is ″very excited″ for the race but hopes it lives up to the sport's expectations.

″I'm very excited,″ Rossi...

United States GP: Alexander Rossi accepts missing Caterham Friday run

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:18AM

Autosport, By Matt Beer Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 09:51 GMT

Caterham test driver Alexander Rossi says he no qualms about missing out on the chance to drive in Friday practice at his home grand prix in the United States this weekend.

Discussions had taken place regarding Rossi taking on the third driver role for Caterham at the Circuit of the Americas, but the team ultimately decided that it was more important to give race drivers Heikki Kovalainen and Vitaly Petrov mileage on the unfamiliar Austin circuit.

″As our team's test driver I know that the main thing is that Austin is a new circuit and the race drivers need as much time as they can on track to prepare for qualifying and the race,″ said Rossi.

″As...

Rossi Has Successful Caterham F1 Test in Abu Dhabi

Thursday, November 08, 2012 1:58AM

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi -
Driver: Alexander Rossi

Chassis: CT01-#02

Fastest lap: 1.46.485 (lap 75)

Total laps: 86

Alexander Rossi: “It’s been a great day in the car and I want to thank the whole team for giving me the chance to drive in Abu Dhabi. I last drove this car in FP1 in Barcelona back in May and it’s definitely come on a long way since then.

“The plan today was mostly focused on running through setup options. With such limited time on Fridays at a GP this was a chance for us to work through a whole range of different setups and I’m sure we’ve helped give the team a lot of information that will come into play at the last two races of the season.

“It’s...

Rossi tops day two of GP2 testing in Barcelona

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:36AM

Barcelona, Spain - Circuit de Catalunya, October 31, 2012

Caterham Racing Driver, Alexander Rossi enjoyed a successful Official GP2 test in Barcelona. Variable conditions around the 4,655 km Circuit de Catalunya allowed for a good test in both the wet and dry.

The morning session of Day 1, Rossi completed over 20 laps on one set of new tires, providing valuable insight into the handling and tire degradation of the GP2 car. In the afternoon Rossi made excellent progress with the car, ending the day P5.

Alexander Rossi “It was great to get back in the GP2 car and work with the Caterham Racing team again. Having raced here a few weeks ago, I know my way around Barcelona. I spent the morning adjusting my driving style to suit...

Caterham F1 Team Confirms Rossi for Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test



Sunday, October 28, 2012 3:26AM

Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that it will be running its current Reserve and Test Drivers at the forthcoming Young Driver Test in Abu Dhabi, taking place at the Yas Marina Circuit from 6th – 8th November. 27-year-old Reserve Driver van der Garde will be in the car for days one and two of the test with 21-year-old Test Driver Rossi taking over for day three.

Cyril Abiteboul, Caterham F1 Team CEO: “We are delighted to be running both Giedo and Alexander at the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test in November. With all the drivers we work with we want to make sure they can see that we can help guide them along a clear path to the top of the motorsport industry. On top of the FP1 sessions both drivers have already run for us, giving...

Caterham Racing Confirms Alexander Rossi for Barcelona GP2 Test


Friday, October 26, 2012 9:10AM

The Caterham Racing GP2 team has confirmed that it will be running Caterham F1 Team Test Driver Alexander Rossi at both official GP2 tests in Barcelona and Jerez on 30th/31st October and 22nd/23rd November respectively. Alexander will be joined at the Barcelona test by World Series by Renault graduate Lucas Foresti who will drive the team’s second car at the Circuit de Catalunya. The team will confirm the second driver for the Jerez test in due course.
 


Alexander Rossi: “It will be great to get back behind the wheel of the Caterham Racing GP2 car. I have already been working with the team at the new factory in Leafield where we ran through plans for the Barcelona and Jerez tests. Having raced at Barcelona just...

Frustration in Paul Ricard as Rossi hit from behind on opening lap of both races

Sunday, September 30, 2012 9:07AM

Friday Free Practice One: Finish Position: P3 (Best Time: 1:49.418)
Friday Free Practice Two: Finish Position: P2 (Best Time: 1:47.657)
Saturday Qualifying: Qualifying Position: P6 (Best Time: 2:10.307)
Saturday Race One: Finish position: P22 (*Fastest Lap of the Race: 2:11.551)
Sunday Qualifying: Qualifying Position: P5 (Best Time: 1:48.386)
Sunday Race Two: Finish position: P16

The Formula Renault 3.5 Series moved to Paul Ricard in France this weekend for the penultimate weekend of the 2012 championship. Alexander Rossi was in action with the Arden Caterham team, returning to the circuit on which he scored a race win in the series last year. This year proved difficult for the 21-year-old as he was hit on the opening lap of...

Alexander Rossi Satisfied with Podium In Monaco

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 1:57AM

29 May 2012 - Alexander Rossi drove a stunning race in Monaco to bring home a 15 points haul for his Arden Caterham team in its inaugural Formula Renault 3.5 race in the Principality. With his third place podium finish on Sunday, Alexander moves up to fourth place on the Drivers’ Championship table, with Arden Caterham in sixth position in the Teams’ Championship.

Practice: With all 26 FR3.5 cars on circuit first thing on Thursday morning, Alexander set an early P1 pace and held position for most of the session on the ‘green’ and dirty tarmac. He finished in P3 for his Arden Caterham team, just 0.3 seconds off the quickest time with a 1:25.299.

Qualifying: Running in Group B of the split qualifying sessions on...

Alexander Rossi joins Arden Caterham for 2012 World Series by Renault FR3.5 Season

Friday, March 09, 2012 5:35PM

Arden Caterham Motorsport is delighted to announce that American Alexander Rossi will be joining the team to contend the 2012 World Series by Renault FR3.5 Championship and will be complete the Arden Caterham line up with teammate Lewis Williamson.

Alexander, the talented young (20) driver, joins the team following a successful first year in the 2011 World Series by Renault FR 3.5, finishing third overall and as winner of the Rookie Championship with 2 wins and 7 podiums and as an initial member of the AirAsia Caterham Driver Development Program. Alexander’s role this year with Arden Caterham motorsport is the perfect alignment to his relationship and duties with the Caterham F1 Team, the Team’s Official Test Driver; coupled...

Alexander Rossi Impressed with Team Lotus F1 Test and Ready for next step in his career

Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:31AM

November 17, 2011- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

American, Alexander Rossi was pleased with his first full day with Team Lotus in the T128-04 at ‘Yas Marina Circuit. The American driver supported by AirAsia and Team Lotus drove last weekend at ‘Yas’ for Caterham AirAsia in the GP2 finale where he is finished 13th and 7th. Rossi is a graduate from World Series by Renault in 2011, finishing 3rd overall in championship with 2 wins and 7 podiums.

Today’s was Rossi’s second opportunity behind the wheel for Team Lotus F1 squad, after driving in demonstration event on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier this year.

Rossi up to speed in the morning session set a top five pace before the mid-day...