Posted on June 6, 2013


Caterham has launched a racing academy aimed at providing a path for young motorsport talent from junior formulae right up to Formula 1. The Caterham Racing Academy is an evolution of its driver development programme which started in 2010. It aims to provide a bespoke development plan for each driver that will cover every aspect of a modern day racing driver’s life. They will work on racecraft and engineering feedback, mental and physical training and media and sponsor relations. Crucially, the drivers will also receive financial support providing they meet their performance-based targets. The prize fund will make a contribution More…

Posted on June 3, 2013


Caterham will make its Le Mans 24 Hours debut later this month after linking up with the Greaves Motorsport LMP2 squad. Racing under the Caterham Motorsport banner, Caterham F1 reserve driver Alexander Rossi, 21, will join double LMP2 class-winner Tom Kimber-Smith and Eric Lux behind the wheel of the #41 Zytek Z11SN-Nissan in the LMP2 category for the race which takes place on the weekend of 22 and 23 June. Caterham Group technical officer Mike Gascoyne, who has worked for McLaren, Jordan and Renault, will lead a group of Caterham engineers, technicians and data analysts working on the project. Gascoyne said: More…

Posted on May 2, 2013


Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will get his first taste of the team’s 2013 Formula 1 challenger when he takes to the wheel in Friday’s first practice for the Canadian Grand Prix. The American was expected to drive the car on Friday morning in Bahrain, but a combination of Heikki Kovalainen returning to the team in a reserve role and Rossi getting a drive for the team’s GP2 outfit meant it didn’t happen. “Obviously the weekends that I’m not doing GP2 I’ll be looking to be drive the F1 car in Friday practice sessions and that will start in Montreal,” More…

Posted on May 4, 2012


Caterham’s young American test driver Alexander Rossi has spoken of his pride in returning his country to the competitive Formula 1 field after the team confirmed he would make his debut at a grand prix weekend during next Friday’s opening practice session in Spain. While the sport’s lack of a United States Grand Prix since Indianapolis’s demise at the end of 2007, prior to the advent of scheduled new races in Austin later this year and New Jersey (2013), has been extensively documented, the lack of a top-line US F1 driver has been a perennial problem for several decades. The last American More…

Posted on March 9, 2012


The next few years are big ones for Formula 1’s attempts to re-establish itself in the United States with the scheduled arrivals of Austin, and then New Jersey, on the calendar and so it is fitting that at least one American driver is back around the F1 scene for 2012, after Caterham confirmed Alexander Rossi as their official test driver for the new season. Rossi joined the team’s young driver development programme last year and tested the then Team Lotus-branded car on one day of last November’s young driver test in Abu Dhabi, having already competed for the sister GP2 team More…

Posted on November 4, 2011


Team Lotus has announced that American, Alexander Rossi, will join the team for the Young Driver tests at Abu Dhabi, taking place in the week following the Grand Prix. The former World Series by Renault race winner has shown a lot of promise in the recent GP2 winter test sessions and will step into the seat of a Formula One car for the second time, his first having taken place with the BMW Sauber team in 2009. Rossi will also be competing in the GP2 season finale at Abu Dhabi for Caterham Team AirAsia and will be looking to improve More…

Posted on February 10, 2011


The FIA Institute Young Driver Academy has selected the 12 drivers it wants to work with for its inaugural programme during the 2011 season. The 12 were selected from a shortlist of 18 race and rally drivers after a three day evaluation session in Austria under the supervision of ex F1 star Alex Wurz, who is the programme’s director. They will now follow a programme alongside their racing commitments lasting nine months, consisting of six separate workshops of between three and five days. Alongside Wurz, rally co-driver Robert Reid’s Elite Sports Performance group will work on the physical and mental More…

Posted on January 21, 2011


The new FIA Institute Young Driver Academy is taking shape as today 19 youngsters were named, from which 10 will be selected to take part in the 2011 Academy programme. The most experienced of them is Alexander Rossi, an American who has been racing in GP3 and GP2 Asia and is known in the F1 paddock. The selection process to narrow the shortlist down to 10 finalists will take place in Austria on 6/7/8 February under the watchful eye of Academy principal Alex Wurz and his partner Robert Reid, who was a leading rally co-driver and now runs a physical More…



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