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Alexander Rossi

Alexander Rossi - 2016 Indy 500 Winner

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Birth Date: 25 September 1991

Birthplace: Auburn, California

As a rookie, Alexander Rossi was a long-shot to win the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016. However, the young American overcame the odds thanks to a stunning drive and his Andretti-Herta Autosport team's brilliant fuel-saving strategy. In doing so he become the first American rookie to claim the Borg-Warner trophy since 1928.

Before that Rossi had spent most of his racing career in Europe contesting the likes of Formula BMW, GP3, Formula Renault 3.5 and GP2.

In 2012 he made his Formula 1 practice debut, becoming the first American F1 driver to appear in the sport's highest echelons since Scott Speed. He made his grand prix debut at the 2015 Singapore GP for Manor and contested a total of five races before his triumphant switch to IndyCar.

Rossi made his Race Of Champions debut in Miami where he partnered Ryan Hunter-Reay at Team IndyCar USA.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 Indy 500 Winner

2015 GP2 Series runner-up

5x grand prix starts with Manor Marussia F1

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2016 IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year

2012-2016 Caterham F1 and Manor Marussia F1 Test/Reserve Driver

2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series 3rd

2010 GP3 Series 4th

2009 International Formula Master Championship 4th

2008 Formula BMW World Finals Champion

2008 Formula BMW Americas Champion

2008 Formula BMW Americas 3rd

Skip Barber Western Regional Series Champion

 

ROC HIGHLIGHTS

Years contested: 2017 (1)

2017 Competed at ROC Miami as part of Team USA IndyCar alongside Ryan Hunter-Reay

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