Rossi inks deal with Campos for Hockenheim
16 July 2014 – Alexander Rossi will join Campos Racing this weekend for the sixth round of the 2014 GP2 Series in Germany.
Following his decision announced earlier today to part ways with the Caterham Formula 1 and GP2 teams, Rossi will take the place of Kimiya Sato at the Spanish squad.
Sato will miss the Hockenheim GP2 round as he will be competing in Auto GP at the Red Bull Ring. The Japanese driver is leading the Auto GP Championship at the moment and as such has elected to concentrate on that.
Team boss Adrián Campos explained: "We are very pleased to welcome a driver of Alexander's speed and experience into our GP2 team and we're looking forward to a good weekend in Hockenheim.
"He will replace Kimiya Sato who is currently leading the Auto GP Championship and, due to a clash of races this weekend, the decision was made for him to focus on that series.
"Alexander has clearly shown his talent, speed and skill by winning races and bringing home several podium positions, so we are very much looking forward to working with him.
"It's a great opportunity for both us and Alexander and we're confident that he will settle into the car very quickly and we will work together to get the absolute maximum out of the weekend."
"I'm very much looking forward to joining the Campos GP2 team this weekend in Germany," Rossi added.
"I had a chance to work with the team's Technical Director Philippe Gautheron during the latter part of the 2013 season, including my win in Abu Dhabi. I feel we have a very good opportunity for a strong race weekend in Hockenheim."