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Rossi set for North American practice sessions

With speculation linking him with a Formula One drive next season, Alexander Rossi will once again get a chance in Free Practice for Caterham.

The 22-year-old American will get behind the wheel during the Free Practice One sessions in both Montreal and Austin for the Canadian and United States Grands Prix later this year.

In the past he has also enjoyed running during these sessions.

Rossi currently races for Caterham in GP2, as well as working as the teams reserve driver, which involves most of his time around the simulator.

'Each time I step into F1 machinery there is an important job to do,' Rossi said in a statement. 'Montreal and Austin are important races for me and I want to thank Caterham for the opportunity to continue my development to a full time race seat in F1.

'My GP2 program combined with my F1 team Reserve Driver duties give me invaluable insight and experience for my future. I've built up a lot of hours in the F1 simulator already this year, but Montreal will be my first visit behind the wheel of the CT05 on track.

'I look forward to a positive runplan for both the Canadian and USA sessions.'
he told formula1.com.

But over the next couple of seasons he could be a wanted man.

Will Caterham hand him a drive? Or will he make the move to the new American team which are set to hit the grid potentially next season?

Gene Haas is keen to get an American driver in his team and Rossi looks the ideal candidate considering his Formula One experience to-date at a relatively young age.








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