Alex Rossi has confirmed through social media that he will be attending the Russian Grand Prix this weekend with Manor Racing.
The team are expected to confirm his role over the race weekend on Friday morning ahead of Free Practice 1.
During a seat fitting for his newly announced seat with the Andretti Autosport Indycar team, Former Manor Grand Prix Team driver Alex Rossi took time out to share details on how the deal came together, what it feels like to be heading back to the United States and the excitement around participating in the 100th running of the Indy 500.
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This weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix will mark Alexander Rossi’s last Formula One race of the 2015 season, with the American returning to GP2 with Racing Engineering for the closing rounds of the season in a bid to secure a strong 2nd position in the championship.
Rossi can return to GP2 with his head held high having exceeded any expectations the F1 world may have placed upon him having outperformed his team mate, Will Stevens, 4-0 in races and thus far sharing the honours in qualifying.
Rossi’s place on the F1 grid in Singapore, Japan, the United States, and Mexico has served to increase interest in the sport across the US both with fans and business. With a soon to be five races under his belt, a healthy sponsorship portfolio and an open door into the American market, Rossi must be a strong contender for a full time seat with the Manor F1 team for 2016.
The prospect of a wet weekend in Brazil may allow Rossi and the Manor F1 team to dare to dream of those elusive first points of the year.
In this short preview filmed for Mobil 1 The Grid, Rossi previews the Brazilian Grand Prix, talking through his experiences at the circuit dating back to 2008 and his time in Formula BMW:
To celebrate Alexander Rossi’s time with Manor F1 team in 2015, Mobil 1 The Grid have launched a competition to win a special edition cap signed by the driver, to enter the competition follow this link for more details.