Alex Rossi has been retained by the Caterham GP2 team for 2014. (Photo: LAT Photo)

Alex Rossi has been retained by the GP2 team for 2014. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Alex Rossi has been retained by the Caterham GP2 team for 2014, and will be the F1 team’s reserve driver at races where he is not on duty in the supporting category.

Rossi will be joined in GP2 by Indonesian driver Ryo Haryanto, and will share his F1 duties with Robin Frijns.

Caterham F1 boss Cyril Abiteboul said: “In GP2 we want to be competing for race wins and titles from the first race. Alexander showed last year that he’s ready to make a push for the championship, and we’re continuing his F1 development in 2014 by combining his GP2 commitments with another year as an F1 team Reserve Driver. I firmly believe he has the talent to achieve the ambitious targets we are setting him, and I’m excited about seeing him fulfill his potential in GP2 this year.

“Rio joins the team with two years of GP2 already under his belt and he and Alexander make a formidable pairing – we’re all excited about seeing them and the team add to Caterham Racing’s already crowded trophy cabinet, and use that as a benchmark for the F1 team.”

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