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Alexander Rossi and K1 Speed Open the Doors to Motorsport Fans across America

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 4:47AM

October 15, 2013, Austin, Texas, USA

K1 Speed and Alexander Rossi are proud to collaborate on an open event in Austin, Texas on 13th November 2013. Fans and racers alike will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with Alexander Rossi, currently America's only Formula 1 driver, ahead of the American Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and meet the young star who is leading the way for an American presence in Formula 1.

Aspiring drivers will have the opportunity to test their skills against the Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver, after Alexander sets a hot lap in the karts on track, and a competition will be run to win exclusive Caterham F1 Team merchandise, signed by Alexander himself.

The event, hosted at the K1 Speed in Austin, is free...

Alexander Rossi and Caterham have Pace in Singapore but No Luck

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 9:20AM

September 23nd 2013, Marina Bay, Singapore

After a positive start to the weekend, Alexander Rossi looked in a strong position to be able to fight for a podium or win at his debut Singapore Grand Prix. Qualifying in 4th place on Friday and showing fantastic pace, only a red flag during the session prevented the American driver from putting his car on the front row.

However technical gremlins once again hindered Alexander's podium sights, and during Saturday's Feature Race brake issues from lap five eventually compromised his result. Despite battling the majority of the race with the issues, the brakes eventually failed during the final laps of the Grand Prix and Alexander was forced to retire.

Saturday's result meant that...

Alexander Rossi 2nd in Monza GP2 after an eventful qualifying

Sunday, September 08, 2013 3:07AM

Monza, Italy, 8th September

An eventful weekend in Monza saw American driver, Alexander Rossi, step back onto the podium again in 2nd place at the Autodromo Nationale Monza, scoring valuable points for the team.

GP2 qualifying session with a red flag out on Alexander’s quickest lap, left him to abort his flying lap that would have put in toward the front of the grid for Saturday's feature race. Starting 14th and .65 seconds off pole, Alexander fought hard despite being hit on lap one to finish the race in 8th place, scoring points for the team and earning himself pole position for the start of the sprint race.

After a difficult start off the grid for Sunday’s race, Alexander managed to fight back in the short race,...

Alexander Rossi back on GP2 Podium in Spa

Monday, August 26, 2013 9:01AM

August, 26, 2014 - Spa Francorchamps, Belgium

A solid weekend at the Belgium round of the GP2 Series, as Alexander Rossi returns to the podium after the summer break.

Qualifying in 5th position ahead of the Feature Race, Alexander drove superbly to bring home the team's second trophy of the year. Alexander fought his way through the field to bring home the car in 3rd place, equalling his best result of the season so far.

Despite the good result on Saturday, Sunday's Sprint Race proved more difficult starting race 2 on used tyres that degraded very quickly. Alexander pitted for tires with 6 laps remaining, thus managing the fastest race lap at 1:59.880.

Alexander Rossi “It’s good to be back on the podium and to...

Alexander Rossi Impresses at Silverstone Test for Caterham F1 Team

Monday, July 22, 2013 2:08AM

22nd July 2013
Silverstone, England

Chassis: CT03-#05
Total laps: 69
Best lap: 1.35.651

A productive opening day at the Young Driver Test in Silverstone saw American driver Alexander Rossi take the wheel of the Caterham F1 Team CT03.

Despite being unable to put in a performance run towards the end of the day due to a mechanical issue, Alexander ran all the programmes the team asked of him and produced consistent feedback throughout, coming away from the test session with 69 laps under his belt.

Alexander Rossi: “It's been a productive day and I think we're all pleased we've completed such a good number of laps. For me today was another piece of the F1 jigsaw, adding more experience in the CT03 car on top of the...

Alexander Rossi scores valuable points after a tricky German Grand Prix weekend

Sunday, July 07, 2013 2:58AM

Nurburgring, Germany, 7th July 2013

Plenty of on track action at the Nurburgring saw American driver Alexander Rossi keep a clean race weekend and once again show his talent for overtaking, despite continued efforts to improve the car set up.

Understeer again compromised Alexander's qualifying session and although managing to place his car clearly in the top ten throughout the majority of the session, traffic caused problems in his final laps pushing him back down to 14th to start the feature race.

After another fantastic start, seeing Alexander rising to 8th place, tyre degradation and difficulties with car balance ultimately put paid to a top five finish, and Alexander used all his skills to defend his place towards the end of...


Monday, July 01, 2013 6:27PM

SILVERSTONE, United Kingdom, July 1, 2013 – A mixed weekend for Alexander Rossi in round 5 of the GP2 Championship at Silverstone. Alexander fought through the grid to gain a total of twenty places throughout the race weekend. Despite understeer issues with the car that troubled Alexander’s performance, the American racer proved his talent by gaining an average of ten places per race.

Race one on Saturday started well following a difficult qualifying session in the wet weather, where progress was hampered by the lack of dry running. A steady race and a solid strategy saw Alexander finish in tenth place, only to be handed a ten place grid penalty for the following sprint race, following an incident on track while battling...

Caterham Motorsport Successfully Completes Inaugural Le Mans Challenge

Monday, June 24, 2013 2:54AM

Le Mans, France. June 24, 2013

Caterham Motorsport celebrated the completion of its maiden Le Mans 24 Hours at the world-famous La Sarthe circuit, with a hard-earned 11th place in the LMP2 category, which saw the team place 24th overall.

Drivers, Alexander Rossi, Tom Kimber-Smith and Eric Lux, delivered valiantly behind the wheel of the Caterham Motorsport Zytek Z11SN-Nissan, as they battled bouts of misfortune, including suspension failure and a puncture.

From the lights, Kimber-Smith took the Caterham LMP2 as high as fifth place in class, before handing over to Caterham F1 Reserve Driver, Alexander Rossi, In his first ever Le Mans, the American driver's four-hour stint saw him not only set a series of fastest LMP2-class laps,...

Rossi spared no luck in Monte Carlo

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 9:04AM

May 28, 2013, Monte Carlo, Monaco – The GP2 Championship Series weekend in the Principality began on Thursday for official practice. Half the field used the Pirelli Soft and Supersoft tire during the session and the other half remained on the soft compound only, making qualifying predictions difficult as each team diced a different strategy for qualifying, later that afternoon.
Caterham Racing decided to remain on the soft compound and as with most things in Monaco, GP2 qualifying was also slightly different for this event. The standard thirty minute practice session was split into two groups to help reduce traffic, while providing the best chance for all drivers to record a clear lap.

Alexander was in the first group, and...


Monday, May 13, 2013 9:49AM

Monday, May 13, 2013, Circuit de Catalunya , Barcelona, Spain

GP2 Feature Race

Sat 11th May 2013

Car #15 Alexander Rossi – P6

Race length: 37 laps

Circuit Length: 4.655 km

Total Distance – Race 1: 172.109 km

Tyre use: Start: P Zero Yellow Pit Stop: P Zero Orange hard

A disappointing Friday qualifying left Alexander P17 for Saturdays GP2 Feature Race in Barcelona last weekend. Maximizing tyres and finding that key balance is very important in GP2 and after a difficult qualifying session Caterham Racing worked hard to find that sweet spot leading into the Round 3 races.
Alexander had a stunning opening lap, moving from seventeenth to eleventh and then pitted early for the hard tyre on lap six which...