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Local Racer Signs Formula One Contract

A 23 year-old Nevada City man is doing something very few people in the world do, and only few Americans have ever done-drive in a Formula One auto race. Alexander Rossi has signed a contract with Manor Marussia F-1, and will be driving in the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. Peter Rossi is Alexander’s father and manager, and just arrived in Singapore…

Listen to Peter Rossi 1

Alexander is the first American since 2007 to drive in Formula One, and just the fourth in about 40 years…

Listen to Peter Rossi 2

The younger Rossi is currently in second place in a junior circuit called the G-P-2 series, and will continuing racing there, but dad says Alexander’s contract will have him driving in five of the final seven Formula One races this season…

Listen to Peter Rossi 3

If you want to check out Rossi in action, set your DVRs or stay up late. Qualifying will be shown late Saturday night, and the race at 4:30am Sunday on the NBC Sports Network.

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