AirAsia Pledges Further Support for American Driver Alexander Rossi
Team Rossi Motorsports is proud to confirm further support for American driver Alexander Rossi by Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia and his low-cost airline. Alexander is currently the senior driver for the AirAsia Team Lotus Driver Development Program and AirAsia is now also supporting Alexander’s aspirations of reaching Formula 1 through his participation in World Series by Renault: Formula Renault 3.5 Championship, racing for UK based Fortec Motorsports Ltd.
Earlier this year, Alexander formed a long term relationship with Team Lotus in his pursuit to reach Formula 1. Since he entered the Team Lotus Driver Development Program, both Team Lotus and Alexander have built a strong relationship and each has proven their intentions and commitment to see him become the next American in Formula 1.
Alexander Rossi, Fortec Motorsports
“I am very proud to be supported by AirAsia for the closing rounds of the 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 season. This is a very exciting time for me as an American racing driver, with many alignments commercially on the forefront. The continued support given to me by Tony Fernandes, Team Lotus and AirAsia is invaluable in helping me to achieve my goal of reaching Formula 1 in the near future. I have very good relationships already formed within Team Lotus and AirAsia. This is another fabulous step forward in my career and I’m extremely grateful to Tony Fernandes and AirAsia for their continued belief and commitment to me.”
Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia Berhad
“Alexander is already a member of the AirAsia Team Lotus Development Driver Program and is proving himself in World Series by Renault with consistent podium finishes and great race craft. We are very happy to confirm that AirAsia has been supporting Alexander since round seven of the Championship at Silverstone, someone who is proving to be a great prospect at the highest echelons of global motorsport in the future.”
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