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F1 Canadian GP Will See a New Face at Caterham F1 Team

by on May 31, 2013


I’m personally very excited to see Alexander Ross test live in Canada.  He is a very skilled, dynamic and exciting driver to watch not to mention has a great sense of humor.   I’ll be trying to chase him down in the Paddock to get a first hand account of his reaction after his test.

Here is a quick and dirty version of his Bio:

  • Born: September 25th, 1991 – California, USA
  • Residence: Milton Keynes, UK
  • Pro Career: 155 starts, 64 podiums, 38 wins, 33 poles
  • Championships: 2006 Skip Barber Western Regional, 2008 BMW Americas, 2008 BMW World Champion

This guy is on super cool cat, check this out:  He likes Steak over salad, Senna over Prost, Batman over Superman, Loves Steve McQueen and James Bond (007), Spa is his favorite circuit, and believes the best thing about racing is “Crossing the finish line first”.

Here is what Alexander Rossi had to say about his upcoming F1 test in Canada:

“After Monaco I was home in the States for the first time since January, preparing for my FP1 session at the Canadian GP, and then for the start of my Le Mans work straight after Montreal! Looking back, Monaco wasn’t a great weekend for us in GP2 with Caterham Racing, but we’ll bounce back at Silverstone. We know the areas that we need to improve the situation.

“Returning to F1 action is obviously another important step in the plan I’ve worked over a decade for and I take all the opportunities I get very seriously. This will be my first outing in the CT03 and on the 2013 Pirelli tyres in F1 and it’s good that my 2013 F1 debut is on North American soil, in front of a crowd who are seriously passionate about F1 and really know what our sport is all about. I’ve raced and won in Montreal back in Formula BMW and I enjoy the circuit a lot – it will be a special feeling to play an active role in the race weekend with the team.

“Even though FP1 sessions always seem to be over in the blink of an eye, it’ll be good to play an important part in the team’s work on track. I was last in an F1 car in the CT02 2012 car in Abu Dhabi, last November for the young driver test so I’m looking forward to see how far the car has progressed since then. This year for the F1 team I’ve done aero testing, simulation work and I drove at the team’s filming day, so this will be a good session for me to use what I learnt about the car in the sim and the aero tests as a comparison to help the team progress this weekend. It will be all about working to the run plan for the session and helping the team set the car up for the race drivers for the rest of the weekend.

“I leave Montreal on Friday evening, straight after FP2 and head back to Europe for the first Le Mans sessions. That’s another boxed ticked on my list of things for my CV. It’s great to be taking part in one of the great races with a team that’s already been successful in endurance racing, and to help a bunch of Caterham guys I already know well. Like F1, my aim in the first few days with the Le Mans team will be to learn as much I can and build up to the performance, adding value where it counts. It’s a huge honour to be able to take part and it’s something I’ll remember for ever, but first my main priority is F1.”


Courtesy Caterham F1 Team


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