Rossi gets FP1 outings in Canada, United States

25 April 2014 by TF1T Staff | M

Alexander Rossi will take part in the opening practice sessions for Caterham at the Canadian and United States Grands Prix this season.

The America, who currently races in GP2 with Caterham, has yet to drive the new 2014 car, but will get the chance first in Canada and then again later in the year at his home race.

The 22-year-old has driven the car in the simulator, but not on track.

"Each time I step into F1 machinery there is an important job to do," Rossi said. "Montreal and Austin are important races for me and I want to thank Caterham for the opportunity to continue my development to a full time race seat in F1.

"My GP2 program combined with my F1 team Reserve Driver duties give me invaluable insight and experience for my future. I've built up a lot of hours in the F1 simulator already this year, but Montreal will be my first visit behind the wheel of the CT05 on track. I look forward to a positive runplan for both the Canadian and USA sessions."

Team principal Cyril Abiteboul added: "Alexander will be continuing his development with two more FP1 sessions for us in Canada and the USA," Abiteboul said.

"While his focus this year is firmly on GP2 we are pleased to give him more opportunities to play an active role in the F1 team's race weekends and to have him help us develop our car at two races that are very important for us, both in terms of our season overall and with the strong support we have commercially in the North American continent."



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