Rossi hopeful of strong showing in final F1 race of 2015

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Alexander Rossi’s five-race stint with Manor will come to an end in Brazil on Sunday, but the American is hopeful of putting in another strong display to close out his Formula 1 commitments in 2015.

Rossi became the first American in eight years to start a grand prix when he joined Manor in Singapore, agreeing a five-race deal that would also allow him to continue with Racing Engineering in GP2, F1’s premier feeder series.

Rossi matched Manor’s best result of the season by finishing 12th in the United States Grand Prix last month, and is now hoping to wrap up a 5-0 clean sweep of victories over teammate Will Stevens in his final grand prix of the year.

“Brazil is my final race of 2015 for the team and I really hope it will be as positive as the past four have been for me,” Rossi said.

“I’m very satisfied with my performances thus far, so we will need to keep the momentum going to end on a really strong note. This is a track that I’ve raced and won on in the past, so I will be looking forward to hitting the ground running on Friday.

“The weather looks like it will be a variable again, as is so often the case with this circuit, but I have grown to be quite comfortable with the car in all conditions, especially after the past two race weekends.

“I can’t wait to get out there on Friday and resume the on-track battle with Will for one final time this year.”