Rossi set to stand in for Bianchi in Russia


Alexander Rossi is set to replace Jules Bianchi in this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

After days of speculation over whether the team would field just one car or even miss the event, following last weekend's tragic incident, officials in Sochi today issued an entry list that featured test and reserve driver Rossi driving Marussia number 42.

The team has yet to make an official announcement but this is to be understood as it is still reeling following last weekend's horror. However, his name has been provisionally registered for the event alongside regular driver Max Chilton.

Rossi only joined Marussia in mid-July having left Caterham two weeks after the team was bought by a Middle East/Swiss consortium.

Having participated in one FP1 session with Caterham (Canada) this season, since joining Marussia the American has taken part in a further practice session at Spa.

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Published: 09/10/2014
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