Rossi hopeful over 2016 F1 seat

By on Thursday, December 24, 2015
Manor Marussia F1 Team

Manor Marussia F1 Team

Alexander Rossi says he is hopeful of remaining in Formula 1 next year following his five-race stint with Manor Marussia towards the end of 2015.

Rossi turned down an IndyCar drive at the start of the season in favour of a GP2 seat with Racing Engineering and placed second in the series to runaway champion Stoffel Vandoorne.

Rossi was also able to participate in five Grands Prix with Manor Marussia and netted a best result of 12th position at his home race in the United States.

"As I write this, my team and I are working hard on 2016 and we look forward to sharing some exciting news soon," Rossi wrote in a personal end-of-year message.

"After our combined efforts in 2014 for my Formula 1 debut a year ago, competing this season for Manor Marussia was a privilege, and I felt very comfortable over the span of five races and as I now plan and prepare for 2016.

"The opportunity to race came together rather quickly, but it was clear right from the very beginning and fell into place within the two week period between Monza and Singapore.

"The transition was ideal, as I knew almost everyone within the team due to our long-standing relationship, and from the first day I returned we got right to work."

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