Who is Alexander Rossi and what is his net worth 2018? Alexander Rossi is one of the youngest talents to enter the racing world. He is an American motorsports driver. Alex was born on 25th of September in the year 1991. He won the 2016 Indianapolis 500 as a rookie. Alexander was born in Auburn which is located in California, in the United States of America. He was raised in Nevada City by his parents. They left California when he was young. Rossi decided at age ten that he would be an F1 driver when he grows up.
After his big win in 2016; he is seen as the next big thing in the racing circuit. In 2005, he became the IKF Grand National Champion. Alexander was also the semi-finalist in the Red Bull Formula One American Drivers search. He was in the top 5 out of 2,000 regional competitors. Alexander finished third and became the youngest winner of the Skip Barber National Championship at the age of 14.
Rossi decided to compete in the International Formula Master by joining Hitech Racing. He moved to ISR Racing for the rest of the season after a few rounds. Rossi won three races which helped him in achieving the second-highest tally in the number of victories in the 2009 season. Rossi moved up to be fourth in the championship which made him the highest placed rookie driver.
Rossi went ahead to compete in the Formula BMW USA series. He finished third in the Formula BMW USA championship. He had won three times in five races when he was in the Team Apex Racing competing with them, in the US. In the year 2008, Alex returned to complete his sophomore year in school and graduated. He participated in the Formula BMW championship with the team Euro International.
They had won the championship twice. He won the overall 2008 championship. Rossi became the first American Formula BMW Champion in the Americas Championship to ever win the title. He won ten out of fifteen races. Alexander completed the 2008 season as a World Champion. He won the 008 Formula BMW World Final which was held at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit located in Mexico City. He beat down Michael Christensen to win the title.
In 2010, Rossi decided to participate in the GP3 Series to compete for the team ART Grand Prix. He was joined by fellow racers Esteban Gutiérrez and Pedro Nunes. Their joined efforts help them win twice and finish in the fourth place of the series. After a season in GP3, Alex moved to compete in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series with the Fortec Motorsport. Italian Formula Three Champion César Ramos joined him. They finished third in the overall championship.
Rossi also competed in the 2009–1010 GP2 Asia Series successfully. At the beginning he was driving for Ocean Racing Technology then he moved to the Team Meritus. Alexander made a strong impression on the audience and the racing world. He finished in the fourth place in his debut race. Rossi became the second American to ever participate at the GP2 level. He finished with the ninth place in the overall championship.
Alex appeared in the GP2 Series in the year 2013. Rossi finished with the third place. On July 2014, Alex departed the Caterham’s team and went on to join Campos Racing. Rossi was linked to the US F1. He was contracted to be the reserved test driver. Rossi earned his FIA Super License from this event. He is the only American to hold this license.
In the 2012 F1 season, he joined Caterham F1 as a test driver. He departed from Caterham in the year 2014. Rossi joined Marussia F1 as a reserve driver at the end of 2014 season. He replaced the injured driver Jules Bianchi. Rossi became the reserved driver for Manor Racing in the 2016 season.
He was offered to take the place of Rio Haryanto as a full-time driver, but he declined the offer. Alex made a switch to the Indy Car Series in early 2016. During the first season, he won the Indianapolis 500. It was the biggest win of his career. Alex won the race by conserving his fuel in the final laps. His team started 11th on the grid. That was a huge jump for his team.
Education: Alexander was awarded with the Skip Barber National Scholarship in 2006, from the Skip Barber Racing School. The scholarship helped him in the Skip Barber National Championship.
Alexander Rossi Net Worth
Alexander Rossi is worth around $600 thousand.
Alexander is new to the racing world. He had his big win recently in 2016. Rossi has recently attracted the attention of the fans and big motor brands. We will see him endorsing brands soon in the coming years.
Rossi is one of the youngest and most promising rising stars in the racing world. He is at the peak of his career and is expected to rise higher. With the 2016 Indy 500 win, he is one of the most exciting new faces in the motorsports circle.