Rossi to get Caterham running in practice sessions

Rossi to get Caterham running in practice sessions

25 April 2014 – Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will test for the team in FP1 at the Canadian and United States Grands Prix in 2014.

Rossi has completed multiple practice sessions and test days with Caterham since joining the team in 2014 and is racing in GP2 this year with Caterham's sister squad.

"Each time I step into F1 machinery there is an important job to do," he 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 programme 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."

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

Rossi is sharing reserve duties at the team in 2014 with Dutch driver Robin Frijns.

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