Alexander Rossi has been announced as a driver for Racing Engineering.
Rossi completes the driver lineup at the Spanish team after British driver Jordan King was announced at the start of the month.
The 23-year-old joined GP2 in 2013 off the back of two seasons in Formula Renault 3.5. He settled in straight away, bagging a podium finish in his first race. A difficult start to his second season with Caterham last year saw the American leave the team halfway through the campaign.
A drive with a highly respected team such as Racing Engineering should put Rossi in the shop window when fellow American Gene Haas comes to pick his 2015 F1 drivers.
Alexander Rossi: “After several years of discussions, at last Racing Engineering and I have found a way to work together! 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.
“After my 2014 season as the Official Reserve Driver at the Caterham and Marussia F1 Teams, 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 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. We are prepared and I look forward to the Abu Dhabi test, commencing March 9th.”
Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon: “I am delighted to have Alex Rossi joining us this season. The American has the talent and team work necessary for leading the Drivers Championship this season. We have known Alex for many years and our paths have always crossed until now. 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. Now let’s get to work and make it all happen.”