Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2015

Rossi endures rocky start

Alexander Rossi, 23, had a baptism of fire on his F1 debut for tail-enders Manor Marussia when he hit the barriers at Turn 18 with three minutes to go before the end of the 90-minute first practice session. The American, flown in at short notice to r
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Alexander Rossi, 23, had a baptism of fire on his F1 debut for tail-enders Manor Marussia when he hit the barriers at Turn 18 with three minutes to go before the end of the 90-minute first practice session. The American, flown in at short notice to replace Spaniard Roberto Merhi, managed to complete 18 laps at the back of the field before he crashed.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2015, with the headline 'Rossi endures rocky start'. Print Edition | Subscribe