Alexander Rossi
Alexander  Rossi
Andretti Herta Autosport w/ Curb-Agajanian
Alexander Rossi
rank
09
Career stats
Verizon IndyCar Series
Championship
Indy 500 Wins
Total Poles
Race Wins
Birthday
Sep 25, 1991
98 Honda USA
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Hometown
Nevada City, California
Residence
Indianapolis, IN

IN HIS OWN WORDS:

"Obviously I'm looking forward to going back to Indianapolis in May, but by the same token, I'm just as excited about all the other races because I feel like we have a pretty big point to prove."

ON TRACK

  • Won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the first rookie to win the 500 since 2001 and the first American rookie to win at Indianapolis since 1928.
  • Returns to Andretti Herta Autosport’s No. 98 Honda for his second season in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
  • Moved to Europe at age 17 to chase Formula 1 dream. Made five starts for Manor Marussia team in 2015, and became the third American driver to race in Formula 1 in the last 25 years.
  • Has won races in GP2 Series and World Series by Renault and competed in 24 Hours of Le Mans.

OFF TRACK

  • A music lover, he enjoys everything from alternative rock to country music, including The 1975, Chainsmokers, Blink 182, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Prince, Flume, Diplo, The Weeknd and Lady Gaga.
  • Currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Indianapolis. Enjoys downhill skiing and mountain biking, and his favorite city is Lake Tahoe, California.
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CAREER STATS
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2017 Verizon IndyCar Series 9 0 0 2 5 23 6
2016 Verizon IndyCar Series 16 1 0 2 6 23 15
Total 25 1 0 4 11 46 21

** Includes all poles, including those awarded based on entrant points

RAF = Running at Finish


Andretti Autosport

Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Andretti Autosport also campaigns multiple cars in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

The company boasts four Verizon IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007 and 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008 and 2009), one USF2000 championship (2010) and has won the Indianapolis 500 in 2005, 2007 and 2014.

Andretti competed for 19 years in CART before moving to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2003. He retired from full-time driving following the 2003 Indianapolis 500 to concentrate on team ownership and drove for the final time in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

In 2016, Andretti Autosport partnered with Bryan Herta Autosport to form Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian, primary entrant for the No. 98 Honda.

Team Website andrettiautosport.com
First Start
March 13, 2016 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
May 29, 2016 (Indianapolis 500)

Verizon IndyCar Series Highlights

  • 2016
    • Won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian, leading the final three laps as his car ran low on fuel.
    • Finished 11th in Verizon IndyCar Series point standings.
    • Finished fifth at season-finale at Sonoma.
    • Led at Indianapolis, Belle Isle-2, Iowa and Pocono.
    • Started a career-best seventh at Pocono.
    • Won Sunoco rookie of the year honors for Indy 500 and 2016 season.

Alexander's Road To Indy

  • 2015
    • Made five starts for Manor Marussia in Formula One with best finish of 12th at Circuit of the Americas in his home grand prix.
    • Finished second in GP2 for Racing Engineering, winning at Spa- Francorchamps, Monza and Sochi.
  • 2014
    • Competed in 10 GP2 Series races for EQ8 Caterham Racing.
    • Served as Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver but left the team become Reserve Driver for Marussia F1, driving the car for the opening practice at Spa-Fracorchamps.
  • 2013
    • Was top rookie in GP2 Series for EQ8 Caterham Racing, winning the feature race at Abu Dhabi.
    • Served as Caterham F1 Team Reserve Driver.
  • 2012
    • Competed in World Series by Renault FR3.5 with Arden Caterham.
    • Served as Caterham F1 Test Driver.
  • 2011
    • Finished third in the World Series by Renault Championship and was Rookie Champion after winning two races (Aragon and Paul Ricard).
  • 2010
    • Finished fourth in GP3 Series for ART Grand Prix with two wins.
  • 2009
    • Was top rookie in International Formula Master Championship for ISR Racing.
    • Finished fourth in the championship recording wins at wins at Brno, Spa and Imola.
    • Finished ninth in GP2 Asia competing for Meritus Racing and Ocean Racing, recording three top-five finishes.
    • Tested a BMW Saber F1 car, granting him a F1 Superlicense.
  • 2008
    • Won Formula BMW Americas championship with 10 wins.
    • Won Formula BMW USA World Finals.
  • 2007
    • Finished third overall in Formula BMW Americas with three wins.
  • 2006
    • Finished third in the Skip Barber National Series, with four wins.
    • Was the youngest winner in Skip Barber National Championship history at age 14.
    • Won Skip Barber Western Regional Series.