Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rossi leaves Caterham...



Suppose this shouldn't have been too surprising with the Leafield based squad in a cost savings mode, albeit it seems like a dumb move upon Caterham's behalf, as the PR the team would have received from running its American reserve driver at Circuit Of The Americas at Austin this coming Halloween weekend would have been a morale boost for the faltering back marker team at the least.

Yet instead, 22yr old Californian Alexander Rossi, who's been part of the Caterham F1 concern since its inception as Lotus Racing 'Wayback in 2010 has departed the team prior to the just concluded German Grand Prix, along with also giving up his GP2 ride. As one can only hope he'll catch on with Gene Haas's ambitious Haas Formula project in 2016, this time perhaps as a fully fledged Formula 1 racing driver, instead of simply being a "Simulator Jockey;" Err Test/reserve driver.

Rossi is probably the most celebrated 'Yank in the F1 Paddock at the moment, having  won in GP2 along with appearing to be quite media accessible, as I think it'd be a coup for Haas to land a second team supply of Honda engines along with "K-Squared" (Kamui Kobayashi) as Rossi's team-mate, but I'm just speculatin' here...


Meanwhile, as Caterham continues making workers redundant, along with having let Rossi walk, now comes word of another "Junior" driver being added to the fold...

Caterham's Driver program expands



of course, after I'd originally penned' this, came word that Rossi had joined Marussia as its official Reserve Driver with immediate effect, as he'd be patrolling their Pit garage come the Hungary F1 weekend...



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