K1 Speed and Alexander Rossi are proud to collaborate on an open event in Austin, Texas on 13th November 2013. Fans and racers alike will have the exclusive opportunity to meet with Alexander Rossi, currently America’s only Formula 1 driver, ahead of the American Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, and meet the young star who is leading the way for an American presence in Formula 1.
Aspiring drivers will have the opportunity to test their skills against the Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver, after Alexander sets a hot lap in the karts on track, and a competition will be run to win exclusive Caterham F1 Team merchandise, signed by Alexander himself.
The event, hosted at the K1 Speed in Austin, is free of charge to the public and will begin at 19:00 – chargeable driving slots are available on a first come first served basis, and are booked upon arriving at the center.
David and Susan Danglard, K1 Speed owners:
“At K1 Speed we are teaching racers to follow their dream of becoming a professional driver like Alexander Rossi through our Racing School and Challenge Grand Prix Leagues. At a young age most racers receive their first taste of speed when they step into a go kart and one of our main goals at K1 Speed is to provide this unique experience for all ages.
“As an ambassador for K1 Speed, we feel Alexander is a true representation of our core values. Alexander has shown that hard work and dedication can put you in the position to become the next American in Formula 1. He has proven to have the drive and passion to inspire American motorsport enthusiasts to strive to be the very best. We’re very excited to host Alexander at our event in Austin on the 13th November; race fans will have a very unique opportunity to meet and race with a professional driver – an experience that doesn’t come around often.”
Alexander Rossi, Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver:
“I’m absolutely delighted to be taking part in the event with K1 Speed and will truly welcome to opportunity to meet motorsport enthusiasts from around the country in a setting that could not be more perfect for upcoming and passionate drivers. K1 Speed have done a fantastic job of encouraging motorsport within America and making it much more accessible for amateurs and young prospects alike.
“I’ve karted at various venues for K1 Speed, and as an ambassador I am proud to help encourage the passion for motorsport that is so prevalent in America. With the upcoming USA Grand Prix, the event on the 13th November will be the perfect opportunity to bring Formula 1 a little closer to the wider public in America, allowing those with a real love for motorsport the chance to come and experience a taste of where it all begins.”
During the event, Alexander Rossi will be available for short media opportunities – to book your slot, please contact; Tom Webb, Caterham F1 Communications at; email@example.com
About Alexander Rossi
Alexander Rossi is currently the only American Formula 1 driver and is currently with Caterham F1 Team, based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. For 2013 Alexander has been competing for the team’s GP2 team, EQ8 Caterham Racing, resulting in two podiums despite a late start to the season. Alexander also partakes in the Formula 1 team’s Friday Free Practice sessions, and Young Driver Test, where he gains valuable experience behind the wheel of the current Formula 1 car, while also helping the team develop the car for the season and the future.
From 171 Formula car starts, 21-year old Alexander has: 38 wins, 67 podiums,
34 poles and current win percentage of 22.22%
• 2013 Caterham Racing GP2 Championship Driver
• 2013 Caterham F1 Team Official Reserve Driver
• 2012 Caterham F1 Team Official Test Driver
• 2012 World Series by Renualt – 11th Overall
• 2011 World Series by Renault – 3rd Overall and Rookie Champion
• 2011 AirAsia Team Lotus Driver Development Program
• 2011 FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy
• 2010 ART Grand Prix GP3 – 4th Overall Championship
• 2009 BMW Sauber F1 Testing – F1 Superlicense Qualifications
• 2009 GP2 Asia / Meritus Racing and Ocean Racing – 9th Overall, 3 Top 5 Finishes
• 2009 International Formula Master Championship / ISR Racing – 4th Overall and Rookie Champion
• 2008 Formula BMW World Champion, 1st Place
• 2008 Formula BMW Americas 1st Champion, 10 wins
• 2007 Formula BMW Americas 3rd Overall, 3 wins
• 2006 Skip Barber National Series, 3rd Overall, 4 wins
• 2006 Skip Barber Western Regional Series, 1st Champion
For more information on Alexander, please visit www.alexanderrossi.com or catch up with him on his official social media platforms: