Rossi receives extra backing from AirAsia
7 September 2011 – American Formula Renault 3.5 driver Alexander Rossi has received added sponsorship from airline AirAsia, owned by Team Lotus Formula 1 boss Tony Fernandes. The Malaysian entrepreneur also heads up the GP2 team which carries the name of the low-cost carrier.
“I am very proud of my association with AirAsia and their support for the closing rounds of the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 season,” says Rossi. “This is an exciting time for me as an American racing driver, with many alignments commercially on the forefront.
Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia, adds:
“Alexander is already a member of the AirAsia Team Lotus Development Driver Programme and is proving himself in World Series by Renault with consistent podium finishes and great race craft. We are very happy to confirm that AirAsia has been supporting Alexander, someone who is proving to be a great prospect at the highest echelons of global motorsport in the future.”