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An Interview with America’s Formula 1 Driver: Alexander Rossi

MONTREAL — Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will be on the track Friday morning for the first free practice session of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix. The 22-year-old is aiming to become the first American driver since Scott Speed, in 2007, to race in a Formula One grand prix, and these practice outings are part of his development program. On Thursday afternoon, I sat down with an apprehensive (his word), but self-assured Rossi in the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve paddock to discuss the new 2014 cars, a rough start to his GP2 season and F1's future in the United States. "Excited is one of the emotions," Rossi laughs when asked how he feels about getting back in an F1 car for the first time since last season's U.S. Grand Prix. "I'm a ...

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