Alexander Rossi

RasputinLives

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Maybe I was wrong. Still when someone drops out of GP2 mid season its not a long reach to question whether they are off elsewhere but F1.

Also I still think Rossi has been hit and miss in GP2 and I don't think you can put it all down to Caterham.
 

RasputinLives

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Well ya never know if Kimi gets the boot at Ferrari mid-season and they promote Bianchi it could be that Rossi is in line to grab a race seat.

They'd prob go for Timo Glock over him though.
 

RasputinLives

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It doesn't surprise me that he's already approached Haas.

It will be interesting to see if Haas does go for one of the current crop of Americans in Europe.
 

RasputinLives

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There are a few other chaps knocking around on F3 and what not but they don't get FOM footage. Formula E is bound to have a couple too.

Not to mention Michael Lewis who has tested a Ferrari.

Its a long time in racing until 2016. Rossi will need to keep on the radar.
 
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soccerman17

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None in Formula E as of right now, of the 3 that made the original "Drivers Club" list a while back two are IndyCar drivers that are historically not too great at road courses (Marco Andretti and J.R. Hildebrand) and the other is Conor Daly. It might be a stretch for some of the F3 boys to be ready for F1 by 2016, if they are ever ready at all.
 

RasputinLives

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Mike Conway?

Santino Ferrucci in F3 comes very highly rated but I agree it'll be a bit of a push as he's only 16 right now.

I've just gone off Rossi somewhat. He's shown a lot of promise but just never delivered. His results are really not great and being out paced by Rio Haryanto this year was kind of the trigger for me.

Now Conor Daly I think shows promise but his results don't reflect his speed in GP2 this year as he seems to be an accident magnet. Not that the Lazarus car he's driving is much better than my dads sit on lawn mower anyways.
 

KekeTheKing

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Conway is British. Lewis was given a gift run in a Ferrari 3 years ago. And like me, I don't think Haas or any other suitor will be terribly concerned by Rossi's aborted 2014 GP2 campaign.
 

RasputinLives

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I'm not talking about his aborted 2014 GP2 career. I'm talking about his singke seater career in general. He tends to start off with a lot of promise in a series and then fade to midfield obscurity who is out paced by a team mate. His time in WSR was underwelming and his consistancy in GP2 2013 was just not there although he put in some great one off performances. I don't think anything has really indicated an F1 driver should be his.

I think ignoring previous performances in feeder series is pretty ludicrous if I'm honest. But then I guess if all you are looking for in a driver is nationality then who cares eh?
 

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RasputinLives

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Well I'll eat my piece of humble pie in silence over in the corner.

Welcome to F1 Alexander Rossi. I can think of worse drivers to come in.
 

soccerman17

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I can. Chilton is by no means great but he brings the car back in one piece and has been a lot closer to Bianchi this season than last. I think.

Still more excited by Rossi than Chilton though!

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cider_and_toast

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I wonder what will happen if he really does do the buisness. That's the trouble with these one off drives, it could unsettle the team.

If he's close to, or even beats Bianchi then will it lead to further drives? Given how close Marussia are to joining the big bucks brigade with consecutive top 10 WCC finishes and scoring points this year the last thing they need is to be flipping drivers every five minutes.

I agree that Chilton hasn't brought much (except cash) to the party and don't have a problem with dropping drivers in like this but if Rossi really does the job then Marussia are going to have to make a decision.
 
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RasputinLives

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Well I imagine Bianchi will make a move up next year so Rossi will be in prime place to take the spot. Especially with him being signed to Marussia already.

Rossi tends to make a huge splash when he first joins a series so it would not surprise me if he looked the business to start with.

His pattern appears to be showing lots of promise to start with and nkt ever quite fufilling it. I hope he breaks that pattern.

I would suggest he does bring some cash to the Marussia party as well by the way. If not himself then in sponsors.
 

siffert_fan

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What cracks me up is Chilton said he doesn't mind being sat down because it is bringing extra money to the team!! Does he actually think he got his seat on merit???????
 

RasputinLives

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Alexander Rossi
GP2 wins: 1
GP2 podiums: 3
Highest championship finish: 9th

Max Chilton
GP2 wins: 2
GP2 podiums: 2
Highest Championship finish: 4th
 

cider_and_toast

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Alexander Rossi
Formula Renault 3.5 wins 2
Formula Renault 3.5 podiums 6
Highest championship finish 3rd

I'm sorry RasputinLives but your point is?
 
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