Rossi ‘interested in team Haas’

Date published: January 19 2015

Alexander Rossi is looking to home to secure a race-seat in Formula 1, hoping that new 2016 team Haas will want an American driver.

Although he was a test driver for both Caterham and Marussia in recent years, Rossi’s Formula 1 career never kicked on.

Without a drive for this year’s Championship, the 23-year-old America turned to the Verizon IndyCar Series

Last month he told Indycar.com: “I’ve come back to the U.S. and I’m concentrating my efforts on IndyCar next year.”

But despite changing his focus for a short while, Rossi says he is still dreaming of a race-seat in Formula 1.

“I am considering several opportunities,” he told F1Web.it.

“I’m trying to race in 2016. But unfortunately, as we all know, places in Formula 1 are virtually unavailable and now there are even less because of the demise of the small team.

“I have firsthand experience both with Caterham Marussia. I have been fortunate to drive for more than one team. I have experienced. Now I need to get back to racing.”

And the American is set to turn to Haas to secure his future.

“I am interested in team Haas,” he revealed.

“I know and understand Formula 1 thanks to the experience I have gained and I think to promote the sport in America people need a home driver.

“Every year I go back to the Austin circuit for the grand prix and I find that the sport is growing. I am proud to be part of the development of Formula 1 in America.”