Catch up with U.S. Formula 1(tm) Reserve Driver Alexander Rossi

Caterham F1 Team prepares for return to Texas with Rossi set to drive in first practice session Nov. 15

Austin, Texas, Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As Circuit of The Americas™ (COTA) prepares for its second FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, Nov. 15-17, Alexander Rossi, the only U.S driver in the world's most popular motorsport, Formula 1™ racing, is getting ready to show his home country what he can do in the cockpit of a Caterham CT03 F1™ race car.

The 22-year-old native Californian, who is one of the Caterham F1 Team's Reserve Drivers, is scheduled to do laps during the F1 USGP first practice session on Friday, Nov. 15, at the United States' only racetrack purposely built for F1™ racing. This will be the first time Rossi has participated in a Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend in his home country.

"Circuit of The Americas is excited to welcome back Alexander Rossi to our world-class sports and entertainment venue and to see him be part of our biggest racing event of the season," COTA spokeswoman Julie Loignon said. "While Formula 1 racing is a huge sport internationally, it's great to have a U.S. driver like Alexander working to promote the sport in our country. Alexander has been helping us with outreach to U.S. F1 fans since before COTA opened, and we wish him well as he prepares for this important milestone in his racing career."

Media representatives interested in interviewing Rossi in advance of this year's F1 USGP can schedule interview opportunities through Caterham F1 Team Head of Communications Tom Webb at or by dialing internationally +44 (0) 7581 208 504. High-resolution photos of Rossi are available for download at or via Caterham F1 Team's Flickr site

Tickets for reserved seats to the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, along with general admission passes and parking, can be purchased online at or through For information on personal seat licenses for Formula 1 events and other motorsports and entertainment programming at Circuit of The Americas, call the Circuit's Sales Team at 512.301.6600 and press "1" to be connected to a sales representative.

For individuals, groups and companies looking to experience the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX race weekend in a special way, Circuit of The Americas™ Official program, Circuit of The Americas Experiences (, 866.801.6975), is offering racing enthusiasts a turn-key elevated race weekend experience to the 2013 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX.

About Circuit of The Americas

Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, is a world-class destination for premium sports and entertainment. It is the first racing facility in the United States purposely built for Formula 1™ racing and is designed to host a variety of sports and entertainment events. The Circuit is home to the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, which was named the 2012 "Sports Event of the Year" by SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, and is the new North American host of the summer edition of ESPN's X Games.  Additionally Circuit of The Americas welcomes spectators from around the world for some of the most prestigious national and international motorsports series, including MotoGP™, V8 Supercars™, GRAND-AM Road Racing™, American Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championships.

Circuit of The Americas' 1,500-acre campus includes a variety of permanent structures designed for business, education, entertainment and sporting use. Its signature 3.4-mile, 20-turn undulating racetrack features remarkable elevation changes and a number of challenging turns patterned after some of the world's iconic Grand Prix tracks. The Austin360 Amphitheater is an expansive outdoor live music space, featuring the largest permanent stage in Central Texas and the capacity for 14,000 guests. The Circuit's iconic 25-story Observation Tower has a viewing platform offering 360-degree views of the venue, downtown Austin and Texas Hill Country. The 44,000-square foot Event Center offers an expansive convention and banquet space that doubles as an international Media Center during sports and entertainment event.  The Event Center includes more than 30 broadcast booths, an internal café and dedicated news conference room. The Circuit's massive Main Grandstand features permanent seating for 9,000, a variety of well-appointed suites, and the Velocity Lounge and hospitality area.  Circuit of The Americas also offers a state-of-the-art on-site medical facility, parking for 25,000 vehicles, taxi and shuttle bus depots and a permanent heli-stop. For more information and downloadable video, audio and photos, visit:, www.Austin360Amphitheater.comor the Circuit's dedicated FTP site,


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