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Rossi's Caterham FP1 run rescheduled for Canada

ESPN Staff
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Alexander Rossi will driver the Caterham in FP1 in Canada © Sutton Images

Caterham reserve driver Alexander Rossi will take part in Friday morning practice at the Canadian Grand Prix after the team rescheduled his debut in this year's CT03.

Rossi was set to drive the car in Bahrain but a call up for Heikki Kovalainen and the news that he would race for Caterham's GP2 team meant his first FP1 drive of the season was delayed. He will now take to the wheel during Friday practice at the Canadian Grand Prix, when there is no GP2 round, and is hoping to get another Friday run towards the end of the year.

"Obviously the weekends that I'm not doing GP2 I'll be looking to be drive the F1 car in Friday practice sessions and that will start in Montreal," he told ESPN in his latest column. "Beyond that I'll be doing at least one more, and possibly others, but it's hard to say exactly what will happen because in F1 you never know for certain until you're in the car. Whatever happens, the more time you can spend in an F1 car the better."

Rossi finished third in the feature race during his debut weekend in the GP2 Series in Bahrain and is setting his sights on the title despite missing the first round in Malaysia.

"I don't see any reason why we can't have a run at the championship this year and that's what I've got to target," he added. "I've only scored points in one of the opening four races but I'm still seventh in the championship. There are still 18 races left so it's a long season and I wouldn't want to go into a championship thinking about anything other than a shot at the title."