Alexander Rossi completed another strong race weekend with the Manor Marussia F1 Team, contributing to help notch up the team's tenth two-car finish of the season today in the 2015 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka. On a relatively attrition-free day, in which all 20 cars were classified, Rossi ended the 53 lap race in 18th position, ahead of his team-mate Will Stevens in 19th place, and in a reversal of their starting positions.
Friday’s initial session in Japan proved challenging. Rain fell throughout the day, with conditions varying from damp to standing water, meaning that Full Wet tyres were the order for much of the two sessions. As a result, the team elected to complete just a handful of laps with each driver, to assess the baseline set-up of the MR03B at this circuit. The day ended with Alexander in P19, although lap times were largely unrepresentative.