By Parker Smith
Here we are, the silly season. It’s the hot stove edition as I feature the best driver who is creating the biggest rumor for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Tis the season for a 23 year-old California Kid who has F1 experience… six years of it.
This American climbed the racing ladder in Europe. He has been overseas since 2008, and he is only 23 years old! From Formula Renault, to GP3 and GP2 all the way to competing in (Free) Practice 1 in the United States Grand Prix, Rossi was in command to drive for Caterham in the 2015 Formula One season. Then, Caterham found out they are bankrupt, so that has left Rossi out of an opportunity to pilot an F1 car. Now Rossi has set his sights on landing an IndyCar ride for 2015.
“For 2015, I’m very excited about the prospects in IndyCar, and I’m not the first person to say it’s some of the best racing on the planet. It’s something I’m working to make happen every day, and I’m looking forward to being part of a successful campaign.” Rossi said in an interview on IndyCar.com Monday.
“I want to be in a competitive car, and after coming up the European ladder and being able to win races in all the championships I competed in, I feel I’m ready to do the job at home and compete straight away.”
This California Kid could land a seat Andretti Autosport or Chip Ganassi after meeting with them two weeks ago. Believe me, he is the real deal and he will make an impact in his first year in the cockpit because of his road racing ability and talent. He has raced with the best in the world, he is a young American who has won in Europe, and he is a competitor. IndyCar will see him take the series by storm come March.