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Alexander Rossi has Eventful Debut in Spa for Marussia F1 Team

Friday, August 22, 2014 10:38AM

Friday August 22nd, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Alexander Rossi: #42
Free Practice 1
Position: P20
Best time: 1:57.232
Number of laps: 20
Track Length: 7.004 km
Weather Conditions: Dry

Alexander Rossi had an eventful start to the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix weekend after being called up to race for the Marussia F1 Team.

Alexander joined the Marussia F1 Team as Official Reserve Driver during the Hungarian Grand Prix last month. This weekend he was immediately called upon to race for the team at the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for his debut Formula 1 start. However, following further developments, it was announced this morning that Max Chilton would resume his...


Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:29AM

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

Thursday 21 August 2014, 16.30hrs CET/15.30hrs GMT

The Marussia F1 Team will provide Alexander Rossi with the opportunity to make his Grand Prix debut at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps.

Alexander will race alongside Jules Bianchi, substituting for Max Chilton while contractual issues are resolved.

Alexander joined the Team as Reserve Driver last month, the announcement coming at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He has taken part in a number of Friday morning Free Practice 1 sessions with his previous team but this weekend will see him ‘racing’ a Formula 1 car for the first time.


Alexander Rossi joins the Marussia F1 Team as Official Reserve Driver

Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:11AM

Hungaroring, Budapest

The Marussia F1 Team is pleased to announce that Alexander Rossi has been appointed to the role of Official Reserve Driver for the remainder of the 2014 season.

The 22 year old American joins the Team with immediate effect from this weekend’s Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2014.

Alexander has spent the past two seasons in the role of reserve driver for the Caterham F1 Team, whilst also competing in the GP2 Series.

With the Marussia F1 Team, he will be on hand throughout the season to deputise for either race driver in the event that they are unable to compete.

John Booth | Team Principal

Rossi and Campos Have Strong GP2 Sprint Race in Hockenheim

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:00AM


Car #27 - Alexander Rossi – P4

Weather: Air temp 32˚C / Track temp 45˚C - Dry


Car #27 - Alexander Rossi – P9 – 1:23.965

Weather: Air temp 34˚C / Track temp 58˚C - Dry

Feature Race

Car #27 - Alexander Rossi

Started – P9

Finished - DNF

Circuit Length: 4.574 km

Race length: 173.812 km

Weather: Air temp 38˚C / track temp 55˚C

Sprint Race

Car #27 - Alexander Rossi

Started – P25

Finished - P7

Circuit Length: 4.574 km

Race length: 123.498 km

Weather: Air temp 25˚C / track temp 32˚C – wet and driving conditions


Alexander Rossi Joins Campos Racing for the German Round of the 2014 GP2 Series

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:58AM

Alexander Rossi will join Campos Racing this weekend for the sixth round of the 2014 GP2 Series Championship. Following his decision announced earlier today to part ways with Caterham F1 Team, and subsequent EQ8 Caterham Racing seat, Alexander will take the place of Kimiya Sato and partner the Spanish racing team for one weekend.

Adrian Campos: ″We are very pleased to welcome a driver of Alexander's speed and experience into our GP2 team and we're looking forward to a good weekend in Hockenheim. It's a great opportunity for both us and Alexander and we're confident that he will settle into the car very quickly and we will work together to get the absolute maximum out of the weekend. He will replace Kimiya Sato who is currently...

Alexander Rossi Has A Weekend To Forget In Silverstone

Monday, July 07, 2014 10:41AM

Car #19 - Alexander Rossi - P3 - 1:41.274
Weather: Air temp 25˚C / Track temp 32˚C - Dry

Car #19 - Alexander Rossi - P16 - 1:41.166
Weather: Air temp 24 ˚C / Track temp 30˚C - Dry

Feature Race
Car #19 - Alexander Rossi - P12
Circuit Length: 5.891 km
Race distance: 170.705 km
Race length: 29 laps
Tyre use: P Zero Medium to P Zero hard

Sprint Race
Car #19 - Alexander Rossi - P21
Circuit Length: 5.891 km
Race length: 21 laps
Tyre use: P Zero hard

On Friday, round five of the GP2 Series got underway at Silverstone Circuit, in support of the 2014 Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Alexander Rossi, EQ8 Caterham Racing GP2 Driver and Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver was immediately on...

Alexander Rossi has a Successful F1 Practice Session in Montreal, Canada

Friday, June 06, 2014 4:36PM

Friday June 6th 2014, Montreal, Canada

FP1 Weather: Dry, sunny, min / max track temp 27 (start) - 25 (end), air temp 17 - 18
Chassis: CT05-#02
Best time: 1.21.757
Position: 22nd

Alexander Rossi made his 2014 Formula 1 debut in the Caterham F1 Team's CT05 under sunny skies at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. A productive session saw Alexander run through all the required programmes for the team without any issues, completing a solid 27 laps during the first practice session of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix weekend, the seventh round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship.

As the Reserve Driver for the team, Alexander's task was to work run through the programme set by the team, and to help with the...

Unfortunate circumstances in Monte Carlo leave Alexander Rossi Scoreless

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:29AM


Car #19 - Alexander Rossi – P6 (Group A) – 1:22.146
Tyre use: P Zero Super Soft
Weather: Air temp 23˚C / Track temp 27˚C – Dry


Car #19 - Alexander Rossi – P16
Race length: 42 laps or 60 minutes
Tyre use: P Zero Soft pit to P Zero Super soft
Weather: Air temp 26˚C / track temp 31˚C – Dry


Car #19 - Alexander Rossi – P11
Race length: 30 laps or 45 minutes
Tyre use: P Zero Soft
Weather: Air temp 28˚C / track temp 32 ˚C – Dry

Following a successful morning Monte Carlo GP2 practice, American Alexander Rossi was first out on track for EQ8 Caterham Racing in split group ‘A’ for qualifying. His early pace...

Technical Gremlins Made for a Difficult Spanish Grand Prix Weekend for Alexander Rossi

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 7:25AM

May 11 2014, Barcelona, Spain


Car #19 - P8 - 1:29.893
Weather: Air temp 32˚C / Track temp 42 ˚C – Dry
Tyres: P Zero Soft

Feature Race
Car #19 - DNF
Race distance: 172.109 km
Race length: 37 laps
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Tyre use: P Zero yellow soft - pit to - P Zero orange hard
Weather: Air temp 36˚C / track temp 42˚C – Dry

Sprint Race
Car #19 - P14
Race distance: 120.904 km
Race length: 26 laps
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Tyre use: P Zero orange hard
Weather: Air temp 23˚C / track temp 26˚C – Dry

The first round of the European GP2 season in Barcelona delivered no mercy for American Alexander Rossi, EQ8 Caterham Racing GP2 and Caterham F1 Team Reserve...

Alexander Rossi To Drive in F1 Practice for Montreal and Austin

Friday, April 25, 2014 3:03AM

Caterham F1 Team has confirmed that Alexander Rossi, Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver and Caterham Racing GP2 race driver, will drive in two FP1 sessions this season at the Canadian and US Grands Prix.

Rossi has been flying the US flag as one of Caterham F1 Team’s Reserve Drivers since 2012 in addition to his role as one of the team’s primary simulator drivers. He has completed multiple FP1 sessions and test days for the team since 2011 and Montreal and Austin will mark his first taste of 2014 machinery on track, building on the extensive mileage he has already accumulated in the team’s state of the art simulator at its Leafield, UK base. This is the continuation of Rossi’s development towards a F1 full time race...