James Rossiter (born 25 August 1983 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom) is a British racing driver who last served as a test driver for Force India in 2013. Outside of Formula One, he currently competes in the Japanese Super GT series and the Japanese Super Formula series, and has raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the past two years.
His first involvement in F1 was with the BAR team in 2005, serving as a test driver for two years, including when the team became Honda. In 2007, he tested for Super Aguri before testing for Honda once again in 2008. He left Honda as they left F1 at the end of 2008, and was reported to have signed for US F1 before they folded before their first race at the start of 2010. Midway through 2012, he signed with Force India as their test and simulator driver, a role he had held.
In 2013, Rossiter was supposed to drive for the first Free Practice session at the 2013 British Grand Prix, but missed out due to bad weather. He could find the next races to drive for the first Free Practice sessions, but could not find one before the season ended.
After 2013, he has not found a team to be a test driver on in 2014.
Rossiter did not find a team, as Super Aguri folded after the 2008 Spanish Grand Prix.
After the US F1 Team withdrew from Formula One, Rossiter did not find a team to be a part of.
After not finding a team to be a part of, Rossiter joined Force India as a test driver.
Rossiter remained with Force India.
Rossiter did not find a team to be a test driver.
Formula One CareerEdit
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Formula One RecordEdit
|Year||Entrant||Team||WDC Points||WDC Pos.||Report|
|2005||Lucky Strike BAR Honda||BAR-Honda||Test Driver|
|2006||Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team||Honda||Test Driver|
|2007||Super Aguri F1||Super Aguri-Honda||Test Driver|
|2008||Honda Racing F1 Team||Honda||Test Driver|
|2009||Did not compete|
|2010||US F1 Team||US F1-Cosworth||Team folded|
|2011||Did not compete|
|2012||Sahara Force India F1 Team||Force India-Mercedes||Test Driver|
|2013||Sahara Force India F1 Team||Force India-Mercedes||Test Driver|
|V T E||Force India|
11. Sergio Pérez · 31. Esteban Ocon
Vijay Mallya · Otmar Szafnauer · Andrew Green
Giancarlo Fisichella · Vitantonio Liuzzi · Adrian Sutil · Paul di Resta · Nico Hülkenberg
Force India VJM01 · VJM02 · VJM03 · VJM04 · VJM05 · VJM06 · VJM07 · VJM08 · VJM09 · VJM10