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James Rossiter
James Rossiter
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British
Date of Birth 25 August 1983
Date of Death
Experience World Endurance Championship
Super GT
Japanese Super Formula
Formula E Career
Tests 3
Début Flag of Spain 2017 Valencia Test
Teams Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team
Current Season
Team Flag of China DS Techeetah
Role Test/Development driver
James Rossiter (born 25 August 1983 in Oxford, United Kingdom) is a British racing driver who is listed as the test and development driver for the DS Techeetah team during the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] A driver with vast experience in the World Endurance Championship, Super GT and Japanese Super Formula, Rossiter joined Techeetah to help develop their season five challenger, the DS E-Tense FE 19.[1]

Background

Rossiter's racing career would being in karting at the age of 14, with the Brit rising through the ranks of the Rotax Max class until his graduation to single seaters in 2001.[2] That year saw Rossiter test a Formula Palmer Audi car, before securing a seat in the British Formula Renault series for 2002.[2] A second season in British FR was required before Rossiter showed his potential, with the Brit the only man to seriously challenge eventual champion Lewis Hamilton.[2]

BAR Boosting

Rossiter secured a drive in the British Formula 3 Championship for 2004, with the Brit claiming three wins and third overall at the end of the season.[2] That enticed BAR, an entrant in Formula One to draft Rossiter into their development programme, allowing Rossiter to move into the European racing scene.[2] 2005 saw Rossiter competing the Formula 3 Euro Series and serve as test driver for BAR in F1.[2]

Formula E History

Rossiter would get his maiden run in an ABB FIA Formula E Championship car ahead of the 2017/18 season, when the Venturi Formula E Team drafted him in to take part in the 2017 Valencia Test.[3] The Brit subsequently missed out on a race seat with the team after the test, although he was offered a second test with the Techeetah team ahead of the 2018 Rookie Test.[4] An impressive run in Marrakech saw Rossiter set the fifth quickest lap of the day, with Techeetah deciding to offer the Brit a development role for the rest of the season.[5][1]

Techeetah Tester

Rossiter was heavily involved in the development of the DS E-Tense FE 19, although he would ultimately miss out on a race seat with Techeetah for 2018/19.[1] Regardless, Rossiter was retained as the team's test and development driver for the campaign, and duly took part in the 2019 Rookie Test, setting the second fastest time overall.[6]

Full Formula E Record

Shown below are a series of tables outlining James Rossiter's career in Formula E in statistical form:

James Rossiter's Formula E Test Record
Year Entrant No. Car Role
2017/18 Flag of Monaco Venturi Formula E Team[3] 5 Venturi VM200-FE-03 Test driver
Flag of China Techeetah[4] 18 Renault Z.E. 17 Test/Development driver
2018/19 Flag of China DS Techeetah[1] 25 DS E-Tense FE 19 Test/Development driver

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Chris Stevens, 'James Rossiter announced as Techeetah Formula E development driver', formulaspy.com, (Formula Spy, 03/07/2018), https://formulaspy.com/formula-e/james-rossiter-announced-as-techeetah-formula-e-development-driver-54883, (Accessed 21/02/2019)
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Ros
  3. 3.0 3.1 'New faces to make Formula E debut in Valencia', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 01/10/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/september/new-faces-to-make-formula-e-debut-in-valencia/, (Accessed 01/10/2017)
  4. 4.0 4.1 'Rossiter and Mako to test for TECHEETAH', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/12/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/december/rossiter-and-mako-to-test-for-techeetah/, (Accessed 19/12/2017)
  5. Scott Mitchell, 'Audi's Muller sets lap record in Formula E rookie test', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 14/01/2018), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/audi-muller-tops-formula-e-rookie-test-with-new-lap-record-995760/, (Accessed 15/01/2018)
  6. 'Nico Muller tops the times in Marrakesh rookie test for second year in succession', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/01/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/january/nico-muller-tops-the-times-in-marrakesh-rookie-test-for-second-year-in-succession, (Accessed 16/01/2019)
2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerDragon RacingDS Virgin RacingMahindra RacingMS&AD Andretti Formula ENIO Formula E TeamPanasonic Jaguar RacingRenault e.DamsTecheetahVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
Andretti TEAudiDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNextEVPenskeRenaultVenturi Automobiles
Cars
Andretti ATEC-03Audi e-tron FE04DS Virgin DSV-03Jaguar I-Type IIMahindra M4 ElectroNextEV NIO 003Penske EV-2Renault Z.E. 17Venturi VM200-FE-03
Drivers
1 Lucas di Grassi • 2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Edoardo Mortara/Tom Dillmann • 5 Maro Engel • 6 Neel Jani/José María López • 7 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 8 Nicolas Prost • 9 Sébastien Buemi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 18 André Lotterer • 19 Felix Rosenqvist • 20 Mitch Evans • 23 Nick Heidfeld • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Kamui Kobayashi/Tom Blomqvist/Stéphane Sarrazin • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 Alex Lynn • 66 Daniel Abt • 68 Luca Filippi/Ma Qing Hua
E-Prix
Hong Kong IHong Kong IIMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityPunta del EsteRomeParisBerlinZürichNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaRookie Test
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2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONHWA RacelabMahindra RacingNIO Formula E TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingVenturi Formula E Team
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraNIONissanPenskeVenturi
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE05BMW iFE.18DS E-Tense FE 19Jaguar I-Type IIIMahindra M5ElectroNIO Sport 004Nissan IM01Penske EV-3Venturi VFE 05
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr./Alex Lynn • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
E-Prix
Ad DiriyahMarrakechSantiagoMexico CityHong KongSanyaRomeParisMonacoBerlinBernNew York City INew York City II
Tests
ValenciaAd DiriyahRookie TestMexico City
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2018/19 Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Nelson Piquet Jr. • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Maximilian Günther/Felipe Nasr • 7 José María López • 8 Tom Dillmann • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 16 Oliver Turvey • 17 Gary Paffett • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 António Félix da Costa • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein/Felix Rosenqvist
2018/19 Test/Reserve Drivers
Simona de SilvestroAntonio FuocoDaniel JuncadellaMa Qing HuaNico MüllerNorman NatoJames RossiterBruno SpenglerMitsunori TakaboshiHo-Pin TungBeitske Visser
Former
Jaime AlguersuariMarco AndrettiNathanaël BerthonTom BlomqvistMatthew BrabhamAdam CarrollMichela CerrutiKarun ChandhokMike ConwaySalvador DuranLoïc DuvalMaro EngelLuca FilippiAlex FontanaAntonio GarciaPierre GaslyEsteban GutiérrezNick HeidfeldNeel JaniKamui KobayashiKatherine LeggeFabio LeimerVitantonio LiuzziAlex LynnFranck MontagnyCharles PicNicolas ProstRené RastStéphane SarrazinTakuma SatoBruno SennaOriol ServiàScott SpeedJarno TrulliJacques VilleneuveJustin WilsonSakon Yamamoto
Test
Alexander AlbonAmna Al QubaisiMichael BenyahiaAndrea CaldarelliTatiana CaldéronPatrick CarpentierJamie ChadwickStefano ColettiDa Sheng ZhangSam DejongheGil de FerranNyck de VriesPaul di RestaJoel ErikssonPietro FittipaldiAntonio GiovinazziJamie GreenEsteban GuerrieriRio HaryantoColton HertaJake HughesAlexandre ImperatoriCarmen JordáNicolas LapiereArthur LeclercJuan Manuel LópezFrédéric MakowieckiPippa MannRaffaele MarcielloJann MardenboroughCarrie SchreinerSergey SirotkinDean StonemanHarry TincknellBenoît TréluyerMarco Wittmann
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