Alexander Rossi made his debut in Formula 1 last season replacing Roberto Merhi in five Major Prizes, thanks to their economic contribution. But in the fight for a position for 2016, along with Will Stevens and Rio Haryanto, the same contribution has been insufficient.
In statements to RACER, the american admitted that “when it was announced to Wehrleim, increased the pressure to bid for the second seat. Until a week ago, I thought we had an agreement, then they said that we needed a million more, just getting”.
When Rossi seemed to achieve his goal of staying in Formula 1 for the second year, the directors of Manor “they said that they felt it a lot, but that Haryanto had doubled the offer”, leaving the Formula 1, without an american pilot, one more season.
Now the future of Alexander Rossi passes by get a job in the IndyCar, being the team Herta and Andretti the more likely option at this time.