Caterham picks American & Chinese reserve pilots

Formula One team Caterham has selected American Alexander Rossi

and Chinese Ma Qing Hua as its reserve drivers for this season.

The 21-year-old Rossi was a test driver for Caterham last

season.

Caterham says Rossi will take part in practice sessions, while

Ma will drive in the practice session for the Chinese Grand Prix

besides competing in the GP2 series.

Caterham’s race drivers for this season are Charles Pic and

Giedo van der Garde.

Caterham didn’t score a point last season. It’s owned by

Malaysian airline tycoon Tony Fernandes, the majority shareholder

of English soccer club Queens Park Rangers.

The season opens with the Australian Grand Prix on March 17.