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Rossi earns Team Lotus test

Alexander Rossi to test for Team Lotus in Abu Dhabi

American youngster Alexander Rossi is to join Team Lotus for the upcoming F1 young driver test in Abu Dhabi.

Rossi will contest the non-championship GP2 event at the Yas Marina circuit with Caterham Team AirAsia before staying on for the F1 test, where he will spend a day working with Team Lotus.

“I am very excited to finally announce I will be competing in Abu Dhabi with Caterham Team AirAsia and will have the chance to put more F1 miles on my CV with Team Lotus,” he said. “After the positive GP2 tests in Jerez and Barcelona I feel we have a good chance of a strong result in the GP2 races and I will definitely be going into the weekend fully focused and motivated for a race win - looking at the team's past results I see no reason why we can't achieve that. For the F1 test I will be looking to learn as much as possible, do the best job I can and soak up every minute, in and out of the car.

“The Yas Marina circuit is really pretty impressive. The track itself has some quite slow corners and not a great deal of overtaking opportunities, but it seems to combine a road course with a circuit course. In the first two sectors you can be quite brave with what you're doing but in the marina section there's very little run-off area as the walls are really close, so you have to restrain yourself somewhat. Every lap requires two different driving styles and that in itself makes it fun and very interesting to race for both the drivers and the engineers.”

Rossi previously tested with BMW Sauber as a reward for his success while competing in Formula BMW.



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tabloid trash - Unregistered

November 03, 2011 6:22 PM

Not this again. Crash is obviously stooping to tabloid levels with this highly misleading title. Why can't articles stand on the own merits instead of websites trying to get reads by deliberately deceiving its loyal followers.

richard

November 03, 2011 8:25 PM

tabloid. open your eyes. look at the headline and the very first word under it...ALEXANDER. if you saw the name schumacher, would it mean michael to you, or would you consider ralfie? but apart from that, a test with malaysia f1 could be the kiss of death!



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