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Discussion in 'Drivers' started by Fenderman, Jun 8, 2013.
There will be over 1,900 miles of wall to cover with Rossi ads, so that might help.
Looks like Rossi's F1 dream might once again not be over!
F1 news: Andretti IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi to act as Manor F1 reserve
Sounds to me like Manor have him in position to take over when Hyranto's money runs out.
Amazing drive from Rossi in the 500. Really happy for him, but I will always maintain he should have never even had the chance to be in Indy this month. Haas should have signed him without a doubt.
Rossi in Hass would have been great.
Congrats to Rossi on his Indy500 win.
How odd it must feel to him that he's spent his entire career trying to break into the top flight in European single seated racing , and then he stumbles into racing over the Atlantic almost by accident and wins the big one at first time of asking!
In Feb he was still hopeful of being in a Manor at the rear of the F1 field.
Rossi was in Austria doing stuff with the Manor team. I do wonder if he'll get a race this year at somepoint.
When was the last time someone won the Indy 500 and raced in F1 in the sane year?
I would guess it would have been Graham Hill. A number of drivers have competed in Indy racing and F1 in the same year but not many have actually won Indy.
I'm going to look it up but I've just had a memory that Mario Andretti stood in at Ferrari when a driver past away(can't remember who). Might have been same year he won Indy.
82 Italian GP I think he stood in for Pironi after his huge shunt. I think Andretti put the car on pole and his team mate Patrick Tambay went on to win. Not sure if Mario won Indy in 82 though.
Further to my last, Mario won Indy in 69. He made a handful of appearances for Lotus in the same season so that would have been later than Hill who won Indy in 66.
You are correct. The Indy 500 winner in 82 was Gavin Johncock(I've not heard of him either). So I think you are right in Graham Hill. He might actually be the only one if you Don't count when it was an F1 race (which most people Don't).
Anyways my prediction is Rossi will make it 2 in the US Grand Prix.
And I was just done saying how right you were the first time!
Do you think that Rossi driving in a Manor, might be a death knell on any serious hope of getting back into top flight F1 ?
The Manor is a death knoll? Doesn't seem to be doing Wherlein any harm.
How did he get on in the race?
I guess you are a firm believer in the phrase 'a man is only as good as his last result'.
As Wherlain's rep is sky high due to his points in the Manor (so was Rossi's after his short spell last year) I'm not sure how getting to drive for Manor again would be a death knoll on his hopes of Rossi getting into F1.
In this article Rossi says he has turned down an offer to drive for Manor for the rest of the season to complete the Indycar series.
Rossi reveals he declined Manor race seat - PlanetF1
The interesting tidbit at the end of the article is that he has an offer on the table from another F1 team for 2017. Wonder who that is.
Interesting interview with Alexander Rossi:
An IndyCar driver in F1. How hard could it be?
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