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Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rossi returns as Manor reserve driver

Manor has confirmed that Alexander Rossi will remain with the team this year as its official reserve driver. Having spent several years as reserve at the defunct Caterham squad and having occupied the same role at Marussia, Rossi stepped up to a race seat in Singapore last year. The American driver participated in five of the final seven events, alongside his GP2 duties, but was unable to retain his seat this year as Manor signed Pascal Wehrlein and Rio Haryanto. Alongside his Manor role, Rossi […]

Posted on Friday, February 19, 2016

Rossi: Haryanto doubled offer to Manor

Alexander Rossi says he was unable to compete with the financial package provided to Manor by Rio Haryanto, as he missed out on a 2016 seat with the team. Rossi entered five of the final seven races of 2015 with Manor and was in contention for a 2016 drive with the outfit, as he sought a full-time drive after last year’s cameo. Rossi explained that he was in discussions with Manor but that Haryanto doubled his offer to Manor and consequently secured the seat. "I […]

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016

Rossi positive regarding Manor chances

Alexander Rossi says he remains positive over his chances of staying with Manor in Formula 1 this season. Rossi made his debut in the sport for the team in Singapore last year and went on to compete in four of the remaining six races, alongside his GP2 commitments, in which he finished second to Stoffel Vandoorne. Manor is the sole team yet to name either of its drivers, with pre-season testing set to begin in Spain in two weeks' time. "Talks are every day," he […]

Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2015

Rossi hopeful over 2016 F1 seat

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 […]

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2015

Rossi grateful to Manor for F1 chance

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 […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Stevens disappointed after strategy call

Manor Marussia driver Will Stevens expressed disappointment after a strategy call left him trailing team-mate Alexander Rossi at the Mexican Grand Prix. Stevens, who was beaten by Rossi in Singapore and Japan, ran in front of the American for the bulk of the race but changing to a one stop strategy scuppered his hopes. "I’m pretty disappointed with how the race ended for me, after running ahead of Alex for 46 laps of the race," he said. "I had a really good car at the […]

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rossi confident of extending Manor stay

Alexander Rossi will tackle his home race in the United States this weekend confident that he will be able to extend his Formula 1 stay into 2016. Rossi made his debut with Manor Marussia in Singapore and returns to Formula 1 having stepped back to GP2 in Russia, a situation he will repeat for the season finale in Abu Dhabi. Manor Marussia will use current-year Mercedes engines and further parts from Williams in 2016 and Rossi is optimistic that he will remain part of the […]

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2015

Rossi pleased with 'special' debut race

Alexander Rossi expressed his satisfaction after making a "successful" Formula 1 debut with Manor Marussia at the Singapore Grand Prix. Rossi currently occupies second place in the GP2 standings but stepped up to a Manor Marussia seat in Singapore in place of Roberto Merhi. Rossi beat team-mate Will Stevens to 14th position despite losing radio contact with his squad during the race. "My Formula 1 debut has been a long time coming, but it has been pretty special," said Rossi. "All the hard work to […]

Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Manor Marussia pair get new gearboxes

Manor Marussia pair Will Stevens and Alexander Rossi are set for five place grid penalties after taking a new gearbox at the Singapore Grand Prix. Both drivers crashed during Friday's practice sessions and the squad has elected to fit a new gearbox to each of the MR03B machines. The pair will sustain a nominal five place grid penalty, though with the duo likely to qualify on the back row of the grid it is unlikely to affect the final starting grid.

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rossi: Formula 1 seat is 'surreal'

Alexander Rossi says the chance to make his Formula 1 debut with Manor Marussia at the Singapore Grand Prix is 'surreal'. Rossi has had reserve driver stints with both Caterham and Marussia and twice came close to making his debut with the Anglo-Russian team in 2014, prior to its demise. Rossi, who has been racing in GP2 this year, says that he now has an opportunity to prove his worth across the remainder of 2015. "The big thing that I've been missing for the last […]

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Rossi to make Formula 1 debut with Manor Marussia

Alexander Rossi will make his Formula 1 debut with Manor Marussia at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix, alongside Will Stevens. Rossi, currently second in the GP2 Series, will participate in five of the remaining seven races, stepping back to GP2 for its clashing rounds in Russia and Abu Dhabi. Roberto Merhi, who has occupied the seat since the start of the year, will therefore return to Formula 1 for those two events, having been demoted to a reserve driver role at the outfit. Rossi was […]

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rossi replaces Chilton for Belgian GP

Alexander Rossi will make his Formula 1 debut for Marussia this weekend after replacing Max Chilton at the team. Rossi joined Marussia as reserve driver at the Hungarian Grand Prix but he will step up to a race seat while Marussia resolves 'contractual issues' with Chilton. "It goes without saying that I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to race in Formula 1 for the first time and I cannot thank Marussia enough for the faith they are demonstrating in me," he said. "It’s […]