Rossiter 'moving up for sure'

14 June 2005

The Marlboro Masters of Formula 3 was not the best weekend in James Rossiters career. The young driver, who is part of BAR's young driver program, struggled all weekend and was never a competitor for the win. He crashed out in the early stage of the race. But he has still the ambition of beating last weekend winner Lewis Hamilton in the Euro F3 championship and is looking up to next year.

"We thought we would be faster in Zandvoort," he told F1Racing.net. "I was doing well here last year and this season also is going well. So this weekend is a disappointment, but not the end of the world. There are no points for the championship and winning that is more important to me." 

BAR is helping young drivers in their road to Formula 1. According to Rossiter, it is a great way of getting them ready. "We learn a lot about every aspect of Formula 1. Of course, there is no guarantee and we have no financial help, but for a driver it is a good way to get used to it in an early stage of your career. BAR also has a profit of doing this. They get to know us. It is a better way of getting a new driver then just pick someone they don't know."

Rossiter does not know where he will be driving next year, but there is no doubt it will be somewhere else. "This is my second year in Formula 3 and my last. I will me moving up for sure."

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