Alexander Rossi Biography – 2016’s Indianapolis 500 Winner

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Alexander Rossi Bio

Alexander Rossi is a well-renowned racer who won the 2016 Indianapolis 500. Photo Source: Alexander Rossi's Instagram.

Last updated on March 26th, 2022 at 04:56 pm

When discussing IndyCar Series, we can’t miss the legendary Alexander Rossi. He gained much attention after winning the Indianapolis 500 in his debut year in 2016. In addition, he has ranked among the top five in many IndyCar series.

The racer had previously raced as a test driver in Formula One. Furthermore, he has also competed in numerous GP2 Series, Formula BMW, and Formula Renault.

So, let’s learn more about the IndyCar star’s family, salary, career, love life, and more in this biography.

Alexander Rossi’s Parents Funded His Career From Start

The driver was born Alexander Michael Rossi on September 25, 1991, in Auburn, California, USA. He grew up in Nevada and began racing go-karts at ten.

Alexander Rossi’s dad, Pieter Rossi, an architect, arranged money by opening an investment fund. Then, he launched Team Rossi Motorsports and One Motorsports Marketing and Management for his son. In addition, the father-son duo became investors and advisors in Evolution Development Group, Inc.


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Likewise, Alexander Rossi’s mother, Dawn Rossi, supported his racing passion and attended his races. His family’s commitment led him to enjoy a successful karting career.

The racer graduated from Forest Lake Christian School at sixteen. Afterward, he enrolled at Sierra College and majored in Business Administration and Management. He received his Associate of Arts degree in 2011.

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Alexander Rossi Net Worth And Career

Alexander Rossi’s net worth mainly comprises his earnings from his racing profession. His fortune comes from multiple endorsement deals, sponsors, partners, prize money, etc.

The sportsman’s karting accomplishments include winning Jim Russell Arrive and Drive Series and IKF Region 11 Sprint. He then switched to car racing and won his first title at the 2006 Skip Barber Western Regional Series.

Rossi won Formula BMW Americas and Formula BMW World Final in 2008. He then became a test-driver in the F1 for Caterham F1 Team and Marussia F1 Team. Finally, he raced in the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Alexander signed up with Andretti Autosport to compete in IndyCar Series in 2016. He raced in sixteen races and earned $3,285,413. He also cashed $2,548,743 after winning the 2016 Indianapolis 500. Let’s see some of his racing stats below:

Year Championship Team Position
2011 Formula Renault 3.5 Series Fortec Motorsport 3rd
2015 GP2 Series Racing Engineering 2nd
2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Andretti Autosport 2nd
2019 NTT IndyCar Series Andretti Autosport 3rd
2020 NTT IndyCar Series Andretti Autosport 9th

Alexander’s salary from Andretti Autosport was estimated to be between $500K – $700K in 2018. It must have increased now several years later. Similarly, Rossi’s earnings come from his sponsors TAG Heuer, Find Your Grind, AutoNation, NAPA KNOW HOW, etc. He has also released merch available from $15.5.

Aside from that, the sportsman has a podcast titled Off Track with Hinch and Rossi. Thus, Alexander Rossi’s net worth must be a notable amount. Another individual who has gained fame from IndyCar Series is Scott Dixon.

Is Alexander Rossi Dating Anyone?

The former Indy 500 champ is dating gorgeous Kelly Mossop. She is a customer success manager at PointClickCare. Moreover, Rossi was previously courting a former volleyball player, Kameron Combs.

The pair haven’t precisely shared when they first began their relationship. But, as per several sources, both might have started dating in 2016. Since then, the lovebirds have been living a comfortable life. As per Alexander’s partner, Kelly’s one IG post, both even share a house.

Alexander Rossi’s girlfriend, Kelly, often attends his races to cheer him. She is one of the biggest supporters in the racer’s career.

Alexander Rossi Girlfriend Kelly Mossop
Alexander Rossi’s girlfriend, Kelly Mossop, is a customer success manager at PointClickCare. Photo Source: Alexander Rossi’s Instagram.

The couple hasn’t shared any plans for the wedding. But who knows, Alexander might make his lady love his wife someday. So, let’s wish the duo good wishes ahead.