Alexander Rossi at Spa
American driver Alexander Rossi detected a silver lining in his disappointment on Friday after a Formula One race debut was snatched away at the last moment.
The 22-year-old Californian had been announced on Thursday as a replacement for Max Chilton at Marussia due to contractual issues with the Briton.
The Russian-licensed team then performed a U-turn and announced while Rossi was on track for first Friday practice that Chilton would race after all.
Rossi said he found out the bad news only after he stepped out of the car, 'I don't think it was as hard as you would expect because it came so quickly and it went away in the same way.'
'I don't think it had fully sunk...
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