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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

American Rossi seclected for Young Driver Excellence Academy

19-year-old American Alexander Rossi was among the 12 finalists selected in the FIA Institute’s inaugural Young Driver Excellence Academy after a three-day shootout. The selectees will be coached in the car by Alex Wurz and in the classroom by former World Rally Champion co-driver Robert Reid.

Rossi will be taking part in the World Series by Renault this season. Learn more about this young American F1 hope here.

The full list:

  1. Kevin Abbring (21, Netherlands)
  2. Paul-Loup Chatin (19, France)
  3. Albert Costa (20, Spain)
  4. Alon Day (19, Israel)
  5. Philipp Eng (20, Austria)
  6. Robin Frijns (19, Netherlands)
  7. Timmy Hansen (18, Sweden)
  8. Egon Kaur (23, Estonia)
  9. Andreas Mikkelsen (21, Norway)
  10. Alexander Rossi (19, US)
  11. Richie Stanaway (19, New Zealand)
  12. Stoffel Vandoorne (18, Belgium).
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