ROSSI HEADS TO SILVERSTONE RESOLUTE IN PURSUIT OF WSR CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE
American racing driver Alexander Rossi heads to the newly re-developed Silverstone circuit in the UK this week ready to close in on the 2011 World Series by Renault Championship title.
The Fortec Motorsports driver is determined to qualify at the sharp end of the pack and score points once again as the series enters its final stages. With three rounds and six races remaining of the 2011 season, Alexander has everything to play for as he currently sits in fourth place in the Championship on 101 points, with his Fortec team in second place in the Constructors’ Championship.
Host to some of the world’s most prestigious sporting events, Silverstone circuit is considered by many drivers to be quick and challenging. With five track layouts now available, it is one of the most versatile circuits and is best known as the home of the ‘iconic’ British Grand Prix which it first hosted in 1948.
Alexander Rossi “Usually the longest amount of time that I find myself out of a race car is in the offseason, so this big gap in the season was something new for me and all I can say is that I am very excited to be back on track next weekend. We came off of Budapest with good momentum and it will be vital for us to carry this forward to Silverstone in search of our second win of the season. This is a very familiar circuit to me, especially the new Grand Prix version, so I have full confidence in our ability to be on pace in order to fight our way back into title contention. It’s similar to Spa in the sense that it continues to reward the brave as the corners are mostly high-speed in a rhythmic succession. The team and I began our preparations last week and are working well to maximize every opportunity presented to us on and off track.”
Jamie Dye, Team Manager, Fortec Motorsport “We got back into the swing last week by attending a semi private test at Snetterton. The test went really well; Alexander was as cool as always and helped conduct half a day of aero runs which we hope will optimise our Silverstone set up. He also got a chance to run two new sets of tyres and at the end of the day he was happy with everything. Further preparation will be a simulator day on Wednesday followed by some video and track walks on Thursday this week. Alexander has really put a lot of effort in to training this summer and we wish him all the best for the weekend. Fortec had the pole at Silverstone in 2010 and are confident we can do it again.”
World Series by Renault round seven takes place on 20th – 21st August 2011 at Silverstone circuit, UK.