Mercedes reserve racer Pascal Wehrlein will make his Formula 2016 debut in the 1 season as he has signed a contract with Manor. "Manor Racing is a great place to start my career in the highest class of motorsport. I am honored to be part of the team," said the 2014-year-old current DTM Series champion, who has participated in eight F1 tests since XNUMX. "It's a small and fully focused team. I can't wait to meet the staff. Although this will be my first season, I want to help Stephen Fitzpatrick, the team owner, and the other members a lot in achieving the goals. The challenge will be trouble, but I'm sure we will they also managed to get to the points. It will be fun, "he added. Fitzpatrick commented on the post, saying: "Wehrlein is a sharp racer with a promising future. We are pleased that with
Rossi optimistic about Manor's seat - Alexander Rossi thinks his chances of returning to the Formula One starting line-up are pretty good. He hopes to find a solution within the next two weeks. The only two remaining vacancies in the 1 season are available at Marussia, which will race as Manor Racing this year. The American racer is already connected to the team, having competed for them five times last year. He first sat in a race car in Singapore. "We talk every day. The deadline to end the conversation is in a few weeks, when it will be tested in Barcelona. In this sport, sometimes things have to be pushed forward and I'm used to that. I wish it wouldn't last too long. Besides, I have to say that I am optimistic about the coordination, ”Rossi said. Manor expects to take important steps forward this year
Alexander Rossi will be competing for the Manor team in five of the remaining seven races this year, after the American has managed to raise enough sponsorship funds. “Alexander is generally considered to be on the brink of a successful Formula One racing career,” said Manor boss John Booth. "His current form in the GP2 series strongly supports this belief." Rossi will replace Robert Merhi in races in Singapore, Japan, the USA, Mexico and Brazil, and will not be able to compete in races in Russia and Abu Dhabi due to obligations in the GP2 series, where he is vying for the title.
Alexander Rossi hopes that his progress in the GP2 series will be enough to gain a seat in the Haas team, which will join the Formula 1 field next season. Last weekend in Spa, a racer who gained experience in F1 as a Marussi and Caterham test racer achieved his first win, and in the championship he is in second place behind Stoffel Vanddorn, who has an elusive advantage. Rossi confirmed talks with Haas: "We are talking, but I couldn't say yet that these are advanced talks. They have ten potential drivers and none of us know where they really are. I have my hopes, but at the same time I don't all the eggs in one basket, because I'm looking for other options. In any case, Formula 1 is still the main goal. " The Californian would like to believe that his recent success will help him get closer to the seat
American Alexander Rossi is expected to compete for the first time at the Formula One racing weekend at Marussia in Austin. Rossi has been knocking on the door of the teams for quite some time to get a chance after three years as a reserve racer for the teams Caterham and Marussia, but without success. Alex left Caterham in July and came to Marussio, where he is expected to get a chance to perform in several trainings at the Belgian Grand Prix. There was also the possibility of appearing at the race in Spa due to the financial problems of Max Chilton and his sponsors. The team has already announced Rossi for the Belgian Grand Prix alongside Jules Bianchi, but Chilton has legally managed to get Rossi to perform only in training. Rossi got the next opportunity at the Russian Grand Prix, after Bianchi’s accident in Japan. Rossi was in prep
American Alexander Rossi will get his first chance of this season in Canada to test this year’s Caterham car. Rossi will drive in training sessions in Montreal and Austin, but he is currently focusing more on GP1 than on the F2 program. Cyril Abitebould, the head of the team, says of Rossi: “He mainly focuses on GP2, but we are happy to be able to prepare him for his possible promotion to Formula 1. In addition, he allows us to better set up the car over the weekend, which is very important for us. important. ”Rossi added:“ Every time I drive a Formula One car, I have an important task. Montreal and Austin are also very important racing venues for me, which is why I want to help Caterham with the preparations, and I am also developing and preparing for the role of a racer.
Next weekend, there will be a grand prize on the agenda in Austin, where local Alexander Rossi will get a chance to prove himself in his first free practice. The American will thus get a third chance to drive a Formula One car after driving for the first time in 2012 in Spain and this year in Canada. Rossi said that this is very important for his career, as this is the only way he will be able to prove himself in front of fans, supporters, family and friends: "I am very pleased to be able to show my talent again in a Formula One car. It’s also the only thing I need, as I lack opportunities where I could show out what kind of test I’m from. It means a lot to me that I once again got this opportunity right at home, which is why I thank everyone who supports me in one way or another in my activities.
Before the Canadian Grand Prix, Alexander Rossi will get his chance at Friday’s practice. This year's first opportunity will be gladly used by the American, who otherwise holds the position of reserve racer, as he only "drove" in aerodynamic tests, and lastly in training before last year's Spanish Grand Prix. The GP2 Series racer is looking forward to returning to racing weekends: “Going back to Formula One is an important step for me. I take this very seriously and I believe I will make the most of the opportunity. " ground. Of course, greater repercussions due to the performance of outdoor training alone