Alexander Rossi stays in Formula Renault 3.5 with Arden Caterham

Alexander Rossi has been confirmed with the Arden Caterham partnership for the 2012 Formula Renault 3.5 season

Alexander Rossi stays in Formula Renault 3.5 with Arden Caterham

The 20-year-old American finished third in the standings with Fortec last year.

The announcement of Rossi's FR3.5 deal was made as it was revealed that he would be Caterham's official Formula 1 test driver this year - a role that will include some Friday practice appearances.

Rossi will join Lewis Williamson in the Arden Caterham line-up as the team makes its debut in the series, and after being the main threat to the dominant Carlin team last year, he expects to take another step up in 2012.

"I am very eager for World Series by Renault testing to begin next week and to get down to work, where I'll be running with Arden Caterham in the classic green and yellow colours," said Rossi.

"The 2011 season was good, but now I have that experience under my belt and I'm determined to fight for the championship throughout the 2012 season. This is going to be an incredible year."

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