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Rossi hopeful of Manor drive

American Formula One driver Alexander Rossi is hopeful for a return to the sport with Manor this season.

After driving for the team at the latter end of the 2015 season, Rossi believes he in in contention of a seat in what should be a much more competitive car. He impressed on his debut in Singapore, and was regularly quicker than team mate Will Stevens while also continuing his GP2 campaign with Racing Engineering where he finished behind runaway champion Stoffel Vandoorne.

Talking to Sky Sports at the Zoom Charity Auction in London on Friday, Rossi said, “Talks are every day. I think the deadline is really when cars roll in Barcelona in a couple of weeks.

“Things sometimes get pushed out in this sport and it is something I am used to and hopefully it doesn’t go on to much longer. Things are looking positive and hopefully we get it done very soon.”

There are four rumoured contenders for the two remaining seats on the grid at Manor, including Rossi. Will Stevens has continued to be linked to the team along with Mercedes backed Pascal Wehrlein and Indonesian Rio Haryanto.

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