American Rossi to get FP1 outing in Bahrain

Caterham F1 Team

31 March 2013 by TF1T Staff

Alexander Rossi will get behind the wheel of the Caterham CT03 at the fourth round of the championship in Bahrain.

The American will take part in Friday's first free practice session where he will replace Giedo van der Garde for the 90 minutes.

It is his second outing after he was given the same chance at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix where he impressed with the 21st quickest time.

He is hoping to show the teams up and down the paddock what he's capable of.

"The main focus is to carry out the programme for the team, but let's be real here; motor sport is all about lap times isn't it? So I'm going to need to find the balance between carrying out the job for the team and performance," he told ESPNF1.

"At the end of the day everybody is going to look down at the results and see how you do, so while you have to ensure you can get through the run plan and you have to save the tyres, you can't be out for a Sunday drive because that will hurt you in another way.

"I'm confident because I've already had an FP1 session with the team in Barcelona last year, but the performance is going to be something that will be important to me."