World Series by Renault Driver, Catherham F1 Team Test Driver
After attending INDYCAR events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with his father from age 6, young Alexander Rossi soon became hooked on the sport. He began karting at age 10 and immediately made an impression, winning multiple regional and national championships before being introduced to cars through the Skip Barber Racing School. He won a scholarship to compete in the 2006 Skip Barber National Championship and, at age 14, became the youngest ever race winner. He moved on to Formula BMW in 2007, finishing third in his rookie campaign with three races wins, and dominated the series in 2008 with 10 wins from 15 races. He also won the Formula BMW World Finals, earning a test drive in a Sauber-BMW F1 car. He moved to Europe in 2009, finishing fourth in the Formula Master Championship and claiming top rookie honors. After showing promise in the 2009-2010 GP2 Asia series, he concentrated on GP3 in 2010, winning twice and again finishing fourth. He is now in his second season of World Series by Renault, finishing as top rookie in third overall in 2011. He was invited to join the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy and is an official test driver for the Caterham F1 Team.