Fresh from his stint as a Caterham test and GP2 driver, Alexander Rossi has moved to the Marussia team to take on an official reserve driver role. The American left Caterham last week as the team continue to undergo their post-sale reshuffle, but he’s quickly landed another role with backmarker rivals Marussia.
Of his new role, Rossi says: “My goal is Formula One and I’m delighted to be immersed into the team as official reserve driver, where I have the opportunity to prepare for this next step, with plans to drive in Free Practice 1 this season. Marussia is in an exciting place right now and the progress at the team is clear for all to see.”
Team principal at Marussia, John Booth, adds: “He’s a proven talent whom we have observed in GP2 and we have also been impressed by his performances during Friday morning free practice sessions. The US is an exciting market for the sport and Alexander has a great deal of support there, so it’s nice to develop new links to that audience.”
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