Rossi to drive for Manor F1 team
The Manor Marussia F1 Team has announced the signing of Alexander Rossi, who will be competing alongside Will Stevens, for five (out of the seven remaining) rounds of the 2015 Formula 1 season.
Alexander is the first American driver in Formula 1 since Scott Speed competed in 2007. The 23 year old from Nevada City in California, is currently in second place in the 2015 GP2 Series and was formerly affiliated with the Haas team, which will be entering the series next year.
Alexander Rossi will be competing in Singapore, Japan, USA, Mexico and Brazil, but will not be taking part in the Russian and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where Roberto Merhi will be second driver.
“I’m very thankful to race for the Manor Marussia F1 team and for their continued belief in me. I’ve been prepared for this opportunity for quite a while now. Many will know from 2014 that the team and I already have a strong relationship and there’s a bit of unfinished business for me here. This small team exemplify passion and true strength of character, and their comeback this season is extraordinary. I’m honored to be part of this legacy and their continued growth and success,” commented Rossi.