Rossi, Ma named Caterham reserve drivers
1 March 2013 – Alexander Rossi and Ma Qing Hua have been announced as Caterham's reserve drivers for the 2013 Formula 1 campaign, backing up Charles Pic and Giedo van der Garde. The Leafield-based outfit, which preparing to enter its fourth term in the sport, will hand both men free practice outings throughout the course of the season.
"2013 will be my third season with the Caterham family and I've built solid relationships within the whole team," said Rossi. "My goal for the Friday practice sessions that I will drive this season is to fulfill the team's runplan, work closely with everyone and learn as much as possible, always being ready for the next opportunity."
"I am very excited about joining the Caterham family," Ma explained. "Both teams have everything they need to keep growing in the right direction and I am looking forward to playing an important role in helping them achieve what they've set out to do this year.
"I know the fans at home will be really excited to see me race in GP2 and with the Formula 1 work I also have ahead of me, China can be proud that it continues to have a driver involved in motor racing at the very highest level."