Rossi satisfied with Canada practice outing
6 June 2014 – Caterham test driver Alexander Rossi expressed his satisfaction after receiving his first experience of the team's 2014 Formula 1 machine during practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.
Rossi was the slowest of the 22 runners but completed 27 laps to end up three tenths down on regular racer Marcus Ericsson.
"Obviously you always want to go quicker than the other car," he began, "[but] I think that for the first foray, 27 laps is alright. There were some things that were very much as I expected, and some things that weren't. At the end of the day, I accomplished the number one thing, which was to drive this year's car to get an idea of what it's about."
Rossi, who sampled Caterham's 2013 car, the CT03, on a number of occasions, believes that the current CT05 model is more fun to drive.
"I wouldn't say that there's anything that's the same, to be honest, other than the fact that it's a green race car with four wheels," he said.
"Everything's completely different and the approach that you have to take is completely different as well. It's a fun car to drive, it takes you back more to the junior formula days because it's not a race car that's just on rails."