Former Formula One reserve driver, Alexander Rossi will drive alongside Jordan King at Racing Engineering for the 2015 GP2 Series season.
The 23 year-old joins the Spanish team to take part in his third, but first full season in GP2.
Rossi, who took his maiden GP2 victory in Abu Dhabi in 2013, also won the Formula BMW world Final in 2008 and has competed in GP3 Series and Formula Renault 3.5, where he finished third.
The American is most notable however for his involvement with numerous Formula One teams. He became Sauber F1 Team test driver at the age of 18 before working with Caterham F1 Team and Marussia F1 Team as an official reserve driver.
Rossi said the deal with Racing Engineering has been a long time coming and is pleased to finally put pen to paper.
“After several years of discussions, at last Racing Engineering and I have found a way to work together,” said an elated Rossi.
“Racing Engineering is a multiple Championship winning GP2 team, and their passion and commitment to excellence reflects throughout the organization, where winning and performance is the sole focus.”
Rossi is still adamant F1 is a possibility in the future and that remains his main goal.
“It is public knowledge that I have been carefully looking over several options for 2015, both in Europe and the States.
“I’ve spent the majority of my career racing in Europe, building my racing foundation and have strong relationships there.
“My ultimate goal has never wavered, and still remains F1.”
The Californian believes he can reach his goal of F1 with Racing Engineering. He also believes they can mount a strong title fight this season.
“The GP2 Series with Racing Engineering is the perfect alignment for these career objectives.
“The team and I have a strong mutual belief in each other and believe we have the assets and the combination to win the Championship this year.”
Team boss Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon is delighted to have Rossi with his team and he to believes a title fight is possible.
“I am delighted to have Alex Rossi joining us this season,” said Orleans-Borbon.
“The American has the talent and the team work necessary for leading the Drivers Championship this season.
“Now that we are working together, both the driver and the team will do everything in its power to achieve the goal we have set out.
“With team mate Jordan King, we have a formidable line up for the 2015 season.”