Rossi confirmed at Fortec for 2011
5 February 2011 – Fortec Motorsport has announced that Alexander Rossi will be driving for the squad in the Renault World Series this season, with the American entering his first full campaign in the category. Rossi competed in GP3 last year, collecting two wins and three more podium places en route to fourth in the championship.
After making one appearance for the ISR Racing outfit in the Renault World Series last year, the 19-year-old will be competing in this year’s 17-round campaign. Rossi was delighted to announce a deal with the Fortec squad, and is looking ahead to the upcoming season with optimism, after a positive string of tests at the tail end of 2010.
"Coming off the back of a number of very strong winter tests in 2010, I was confident that we would be able to find a good solution for the 2011 season. When Fortec approached us to join them for this year's assault on WSR we were thrilled. They have a long-standing history of success in motor racing.
"My goals for this year remain the same as in previous seasons and I've never been more prepared for Championship winning campaign. I have full confidence in Fortec and their past results are motivation enough to deliver results for them."
Rossi went on to talk about the his and the team's ambitions for the year ahead, with the Northamptonshire-based Fortec outfit eager to fight at the front from race one. The California-born man also stated that he is feeling comfortable in his new machinery ahead of the 2011 season, and is looking forward to challenging for points.
"We will be aiming to establish ourselves as front-runners immediately at the first test and work to stay there for the remainder of the season. I am already quite comfortable in the WS (World Series) car, so there is no reason why we shouldn't be scoring points from the start."