Alexander Rossi has thanked Manor Racing and his supports after losing his drive with the team for the 2016 season.
The American was one of three drivers in contention with claiming the second seat at Manor, which ultimately went to Indonesian Rio Haryanto, but isn’t disheartened by not competing a full season in Formula One.
Manor called him up at the end of the 2015 season, sharing the drive with Spaniard Roberto Merhi and was clearly a match for Will Stevens, impressing on several occasions including a best 12th place in Austin.
Rossi has been training in the American ski resort of Vail for most of the winter, and has suggested throughout that a deal to remain at the team was possible.
He said across social media this morning, “Thank you for your incredible support and to Manor Racing for the opportunities given; positive news coming soon.”