At age 17, Alexander Rossi made U.S. history after he became the youngest open-wheel racing champion. He then moved to Europe to pursue a spot in Formula One. After a short stint in F1, where he competed in five Grand Prix races, Rossi returned to his home U.S. to become an IndyCar Driver. Here’s what Rossi, now 29, has to say about his life and career so far.
Great Success at IndyCar so Far
After his return to the IndyCar series and over the span of just five seasons, Rossi managed to score seven wins and 33 top-five finishes. That includes his very first victory in the 2016 Indianapolis 500. To date, his most successful seasons were 2018 and 2019, with his latest win at the 2019 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America.
New Business Ventures
Most recently, Alexander and his father have become investors in a new startup known as Evo (Evolution Development Group, Inc). The goal of the startup is to offer training and mentoring to young athletes in high-cost sports like motorsports. Both fans and investors can get involved by making a minimum investment of $150. To diversify the risk, fans won’t be allowed to select individual athletes, and their investment will go into the collective portfolio. It’s become clear that Rossi is looking to expand his career beyond the IndyCar series by contributing to the success of motorsports.
His Advice to Young Drivers
His main advice to young drivers is to accept that things don’t always go according to plan, and that’s more than OK. After all, his own career journey is proof of that. When he didn’t get the Formula One deal at the beginning of 2016, he really thought it was going to be the worst year in his career. Yet, that’s exactly when the opportunity to race for Andretti Autosport in the IndyCar series came along, and look where he is today!
Hyundai Is Giving Customers The Blueprints To Build This Vehicle At Home
Let’s face it; many of us have been stuck at home for too long in 2020. Hyundai looks to solve our boredom by giving customers the blueprints to build this vehicle at home.
Looking For A Project
With many people still spending more time at home than they might like, it’s important to have projects that keep us busy. Some people have taken up baking, while others are painting to pass the time. Not everyone feels that artistic, though, and some people like to get their hands dirty and work with cars.
Hyundai has the answer for everyone mechanically-minded after releasing the blueprints to this amazon soapbox car. The South Korean car manufacturer has been bringing sound technology to its customers for years, and it’s time to give something back.
The Downhill Rush
To allow friends and family to spend quality time together, Hyundai released a design blueprint that can be put together using standard building materials. The details are on offer for free and anyone feeling like taking up the project can.
Although it’s not built in compliance with the American Soap Box Derby regulations, it’s still a fun way to spend the time with friends and family. Parents are encouraged to take on the build with their children as only kids can fit inside.
Hyundai explained that their approach to building the soapbox was the same as any other car the Korean manufacturer creates. Engineers first designed the chassis before designers sketched the body and created it virtually using a 3D modeling system. While Hyundai’s soapbox is painted yellow to “capture the optimism and joy of childhood,” the company welcomed people getting creative with personalizing however they want.
Hyundai has generously put time and research into making this soapbox car a reality. Amazingly, the company is giving the blueprint away for free in the hopes of spreading joy around the world.