For someone like Alexander Rossi, who would be the first American to participate in a Formula One (F1) race since 2007, not many people will believe or know that he was disappointed for the first time in 2014 when he made his F1 debut at the eleventh hour. The following year, however, brought a turnaround in his favor and since then it has been a flourishing career for Alexander Rossi, about which you can read more here.
Alexander Rossi’s Bio
Alexander Michael Rossi was born in Auburn, California on September 25, 1991, and grew up with his parents in Nevada City: Peter and Dawn Rossi. He belongs to the white ethnic group and has American citizenship. Alex attended Forest Lake Christian High School in Auburn and graduated at the age of 16.
Like most other professional racers, he showed his interest in the sport at a young age and started racing karts. In 2005 he became Grand Champion of the International Karting Federation in the 100cc Yamaha class. He was a semi-finalist in the Redbull Formula One American Drivers Search, which earned him the 2006 Skip Barber National Scholarship from the Skip Barber Racing School, where he became the youngest champion at the age of 14 and finished 3rd overall.
Alexander Rossi Professional Career
Rossi began his Formula 1 career in 2007 in the Formula BMW USA series, where he finished third in the overall championship. He drove for Team Apex Racing, USA, and clinched three victories with five podium finishes. He moved to Europe to race under HiTech Racing and later under ISR Racing. In the 2009 Formula Master Championship, he finished 4th, which was no small feat for a starter.
In 2010 he joined the multiple victorious Team ART Grand Prix for the new GP3, where he won twice and finished 4th in the series. He finished third in the World Series by Renault as the best young driver and remained with the team for some time before switching to other teams for other championships.
In 2012 he was a test driver for Caterham F1 alongside reserve driver Giedo van der Garde. He was the first American driver to drive in a Formula 1 session since 2007. From 2012 to 2014 he continued to drive for Caterham at various other times before leaving the team.
After leaving Caterham, Alexander Rossi moved to Marussia F1 as a reserve driver for the remainder of the 2014-2015 season, where he made his debut at the 2015 Singapore Grand Prix. Rossi then drove in 5 of the 7 races of the 2015 season before switching to the Indy Car Series with Team Andretti Autosport for the 2016 Indy Car Series.
Alexander Rossi made his Indy Car debut at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix at the season opener, where he qualified in the 19th position behind and finished 12th as the highest rookie. He won the Indianapolis 500 after starting from the 11th position on the grid. After his impressive performance in the races he competed in, he was named “Rookie” of the 2016 season.
Alexander Rossi remains committed to Andretti Autosport after confirming that they will continue to use Honda engines in their race cars, of which Alexander is a fan. He has been driving for the team since the 2018 season, although he has not yet achieved an important first place win.
Family – Parents, Girlfriend
The names of his parents were given as Peter and Rossi Dawn, but beyond that, it was not disclosed who his parents are in the present day, where they live, and what they are doing at the moment.
However, as Alexander Rossi is making a good career as a racer, it is expected that his parents will be very proud of his achievements so far and even more so in the future.
For what is going on in his love life, Alexander Rossi is said to have been with former volleyball player Kameron Combs. She was born in Laguna Beach Combs and attended Laguna Beach High School, which she graduated from in 2009.
The love between the two seems to be so strong that it will probably lead to their marriage, as their relationship looks like one that is deeply rooted in love and admiration for each other, according to everything published on their social media sites. Although they are not married yet, there are no rumors about their relationship.
Alexander Rossi Net Worth
Alexander Rossi is without a doubt one of the best riders in the sport. His versatility and his ability to master tracks quickly and take the fastest corners have earned him victories in many races for which he has been well rewarded.
In 2016, he received over $2.54 million on record in addition to a $50,000 bonus. This shows how much he is rewarded for what we want him to do. The total amount of his net worth has yet to be disclosed, but whatever that amount is, we have no doubt that he should be in the millions.