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Alexander Rossi

  • HOME TOWN Nevada City / California
  • D.O.B. SEP 25, 1991
  • HEIGHT 6'1
  • DRIVER NO. #7
  • WINS 8
  • PODIUMS 28
  • POLES 7

Alexander Rossi was born in 1991 and grew up in Nevada City, California. By age 10, he began racing go-karts and by 14 years old, he won multiple national and international karting championships. Moving on from karting, Alexander made the jump in 2008 to becoming Formula BMW World Champion, winning the most poles and victories in series history.

At 17, Alexander moved to Europe in his pursuit for F1 and, at the time, was the youngest driver to hold an F1 Super License. Six years later, in 2015, he made five F1 Grand Prix starts for Manor Racing.

Alexander moved back to the United States in 2016 to race for Andretti Herta Autosport as a rookie in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. That’s where, in his fifth start, he won the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, coasting to the finish line without fuel. With Andretti Autosport, Alexander’s resume includes eight wins, seven poles and 32 podium finishes. Through the 2022 season, Alexander raced to a win at the Gallagher Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and secured pole position Road America.

This year, Alexander seeks to build on that success in the No. 7 VELO Arrow McLaren Chevrolet as one of three full-time entries for the team. Alexander will be teammates with Pato O’Ward and Felix Rosenqvist among the McLaren Racing IndyCar Team’s stable of drivers.

Currently residing in Indianapolis, Alexander spends his time with his fiancé and two dogs, while training in the gym and by cycling. He also is the co-host of a weekly SiriusXM podcast called “Off Track with Hinch & Rossi” and also has competed on the CBS show “The Amazing Race.”

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