Trident Racing is very proud to announce the arrival of a new key-figure in its racing staff. Coming from the World Series Renault, Daniele Rossi, despite the young age, is set to represent a vital addition to the team`s lineup. After six years in the spent working with top teams like RC Motorsport and Carlin Motorsport, Daniele accepted with a lot of enthusiasm the long-term involvement proposed by Trident Racing, completing a great technical lineup. The team is now ready to enter a tougher-than-ever 2008 Season.
Alessandro Alunni Bravi - Team Principal
"Daniele Rossi is with no doubt one of the best engineers on the European scene. He proved, by working with RC and Carlin, to have great resources from both a technical and a personal perspective. His long-time commitment will help Trident Racing to face the upcoming three years of racing. He`ll be joining Graziano Michelacci and Matteo Frolino, both coming from Toro Rosso F1, completing a dream line-up. We hope that this new agreement will help us to complete a further step forward; all we have to do is start working hard to prepare the 2008 season in the best possible way".
Daniele Rossi Q&A
You enjoyed a long stay at Carlin Motorsport, one of the best open-wheel teams around Europe. How did the decision to join Trident Racing come?
"After six years in the World Series Renault, I was feeling ready to face a new challenge and, in the European motorsport`s panorama, the GP2 Series is, besides F1, the top level. The meeting I had with Trident Racing was quite convincing, and I felt that their professional approach to the sport was very similar to the one I use to have . With such a number of things in common, it felt like a very natural choice to me".
During your career, you had the chance to work at almost all levels of open-wheel racing. What are your feelings about joining the GP2 Series?
"The GP2 Series has a mix of great factors: the best drivers around, very fast and powerful cars. Plus, this type of racing requires an highly-professional kind of preparation, close to the one seen in Formula 1, and nothing can be left to fate. You must evaluate every single thing that might be happening during the weekend, and that`s so challenging..."
The 2007 season is set to start a new era in GP2 Racing. What are the main problems in fielding a new car instead of a well-known one?
"The hardest part will be to discover and get used to the new car: that will happen even before the first race. For an engineer, it`s always one of the toughest parts, also because the first tests will be proving how good your work was since the first day. Of course, I`ll be advantaged, since I`ll have the chance to learn in what`ll be a new situation for everyone".
What do you expect from this long term relationship with Trident Racing?
"I hope to see the first results of the co-operation come sooner than possible, since we started this adventure with a lot of enthusiasm. I`m very excited about joining Trident Racing, and I hope to face even more challenges with them in the future..."