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Your 2013 GP2 Driver of the Year: 5th - Alexander Rossi

You voted Alexander Rossi into 5th place in Crash.net's GP2 Driver of the Year 2013 poll!
Top 10 GP2 Driver of the Year 2013:
5. Alexander Rossi

Birthplace: Auburn, Ca. USA
Birthdate: September 25, 1991
Team: Caterham
2013 starts: 20
Poles: 1
Wins: 1
Podiums: 4
Fastest laps: 1
Championship points: 92
Championship position: 9th
Crash.net GP2 Driver of 2011 position: N/A
Crash.net GP2 Driver of 2012 position: N/A

Season summary:

The 22-year-old American made a slightly belated debut in the GP2 Series, finally joining Caterham's GP2 team for the second weekend of the season at Bahrain after the team had tried out and quickly dispensed with the services of Ma Qing Hua at Malaysia. Alexander Rossi started with a bang with a podium in his first feature race outing and a solid double-points finish at Catalunya, but thereafter it was the usual up-and-down rookie season with notable highs being the third place at Spa and a runners-up position in the sprint race at Monza. The highlight of the year was yet to come, however. He secured pole position for the last feature race of the year at Abu Dhabi but fell to third off the line, before a gritty fightback drive saw him work his way back past far more experienced GP2 stars Fabio Leimer and Jolyon Palmer to reclaim the lead and go on to clinch a well-deserved maiden win in the competition.

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Top 10 GP2 Driver of the Year 2013 results so far:

6. James Calado
7. Jolyon Palmer
8. Mitch Evans
9.Tom Dillmann
10. Marcus Ericsson



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Alexander Rossi (USA, Caterham Racing) during the first day of post-season testing at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 5, 2013. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Alexander Rossi (USA, Caterham Racing) celebrates his maiden GP2 victory on the podium following the conclusion of the feature race at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, November 2 2013. (Photo Credit: Glenn Dunbar/GP2 Media Service.)
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Alexander Albon - ART Grand Prix
2015 GP2 Series Round 10. Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain Thursday 19 November 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 10 October 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) celebrates his win in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 10 October 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering), Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS) and Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), celebrate on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 10 October 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) celebrates his win on the podium. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 9. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia. Saturday 10 October 2015. Alex Lynn (GBR, DAMS) leads Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering), Arthur Pic (FRA, Campos Racing), Pierre Gasly (FRA, DAMS), Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), and the rest of the field at the start.
2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 5 September 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering), passes Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix) for the lead of the race.
2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 5 September 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) celebrates in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 5 September 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) celebrates in Parc Ferme. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 5 September 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) and Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) on the podium.
2015 GP2 Series Round 8. Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza, Italy. Saturday 5 September 2015. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL, ART Grand Prix), Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) and Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) celebrate on the podium. Photo: /GP2 Series Media Service.
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering). Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering), Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering) & Mitch Evans (NZL, RUSSIAN TIME) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) leads Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering) and the rest of the field at the start. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service
2015 GP2 Series Round 7. Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium. Sunday 23 August 2015. Alexander Rossi (USA, Racing Engineering) celebrates on the podium with Jordan King (GBR, Racing Engineering). Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Media Service

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