Alexander Rossi 2nd in Monza

150 views

Alexander Rossi, step back onto the podium again in 2nd place at the Autodromo Nationale Monza, scoring valuable points for the team.

An eventful weekend in Monza saw American driver, Alexander Rossi, step back onto the podium again in 2nd place at the Autodromo Nationale Monza, scoring valuable points for the team.

Second place Alexander Rossi
Second place Alexander Rossi

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

GP2 qualifying session with a red flag out on Alexander’s quickest lap, left him to abort his flying lap that would have put in toward the front of the grid for Saturday's feature race.

Starting 14th and .65 seconds off pole, Alexander fought hard despite being hit on lap one to finish the race in 8th place, scoring points for the team and earning himself pole position for the start of the sprint race. After a difficult start off the grid for Sunday’s race, Alexander managed to fight back in the short race, running in 4th position. As rain fell over the Italian circuit, Alexander drove superbly to overtake all the cars in front to reach 2nd position.

Consistently setting the fastest laps, Alexander showed true form and determination and was just a fraction behind race leader Adrain Quaife-Hobbs as the chequered flag fell.

Alexander Rossi: "The feature race was very challenging, however I was very pleased with the result and starting from pole for the sprint race is always a good position to be in.

“After I was hit at turn two and was out in the gravel I lost many positions and thought the race was pretty much over. I was luckily on the option tyre and was able to pit early and then it was about pushing one hundred percent all the way. It is good to have scored more points for the team.”

“In regards to Sunday's sprint race, I am very pleased for the team as the car was great and another podium is a brilliant reward.

“I had the worst start of the season at the worst possible time and from there I knew I had to take some risks to make back the positions. When the rain came I took the opportunity as I knew the others would be conservative and it paid off as I passed Bird at the exit of turn 2 and then Leal.

“From there I tried hard to catch Adrian but he made no mistakes and there was nothing I could do. I’m pleased I was able to recover from the start, but it’s a little bitter sweet to not have won.”

Alexander Rossi

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series GP2
Article type Race report
Tags caterham, gp2, monza, rossi

Latest gp2 photos

Yas Marina
GP2

Yas Marina

548 photos
Monza
GP2

Monza

352 photos
Spa-Francorchamps
GP2

Spa-Francorchamps

414 photos
Hungaroring
GP2

Hungaroring

310 photos
Hockenheim
GP2

Hockenheim

309 photos
Silverstone
GP2

Silverstone

370 photos
Spielberg
GP2

Spielberg

184 photos
View more gp2 photos

User photos

f1ramsay
GP2

f1ramsay

24 photos
gloster
GP2

gloster

2 photos
SanpedroAlice
GP2

SanpedroAlice

2 photos
JL06
GP2

JL06

23 photos
Upload photo