Alexander Rossi: Flying the flag for the United States

Alexander Rossi: Flying the flag for the United States

Alexander Rossi had his first taste of free-practice action in Barcelona on Friday. Edd Straw caught up with him to talk about his experience and what it's like to be America's best hope

On Friday, for the first time since the 2007 European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, an American driver took to the track in a contemporary Formula 1 car on a race weekend.

Alexander Rossi's outing was only for one session and the car was handed back to its regular driver Heikki Kovalainen in time for FP2, but it was a big step towards getting that all-important representation from the USA on the grid for the first time since Scott Speed was given the boot by Toro Rosso.

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