Rossi grateful to Manor for F1 chance

By on Monday, November 16, 2015
Manor Marussia F1 Team

Manor Marussia F1 Team

Alexander Rossi expressed his gratitude to Manor Marussia after his five-race stint with the squad came to an end at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Rossi made his Formula 1 debut in Singapore and returned for four further races, though will return to his GP2 duties in Abu Dhabi.

Rossi struggled on his first outing at Interlagos but was nonetheless thankful for the opportunity with the back-marker team as he chases a 2016 seat with the outfit.

"My start was really good and the first stint the race wasn’t so bad, but in the second and third stints the balance was terrible, losing me so much time with understeer," he said.

"Will [Stevens] getting past was inevitable and I was pretty resigned to that fact. It wasn’t my day, but it’s another strong finish for the team.

"Looking back at the five races I’ve had since Singapore, I’m very happy overall. It’s been a totally positive experience and now I’m ready to finalise my plans for 2016.

"I want to thank everyone at Manor Marussia and my supporters for this incredible opportunity, and I look forward to paying them back with more next year."

Roberto Merhi will return to the cockpit for the final round of the year in Abu Dhabi.

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