Alexander Rossi: “My debut couldn’t have worked out any better”

Alexander Rossi heads into this second Grand Prix this weekend reflecting on a Singapore debut that the American felt could not have worked out any better.

Rossi made his debut last weekend for the Manor F1 Team in place of Roberto Merhi, thus becoming the first American to race in Formula 1 since Scott Speed in 2007, and is eager to continue his learning process this weekend at the Suzuka circuit in Japan, a totally different type of racetrack to Singapore, on what he feels will be a very difficult weekend on an emotional level for the team.

“My F1 racing debut in Singapore last weekend really couldn’t have worked out any better for me and I learned such a lot in a very short space of time,” revealed Rossi.

“I head to Suzuka eager to pick up where I left off and focused on taking things to the next level, with the benefit of a little more familiarisation with the car and on a different type of race track.

“One thing I didn’t need to learn – because I already knew – was what a great group of people I am fortunate enough to be able to call my team. They made things very easy for me in Singapore and with a difficult weekend ahead for all of us, I’m hoping to do the same for them.”