Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi is the hot topic of conversation as the Verizon IndyCar Series driver market begins to open up.
The Californian native who drives for Andretti Autosport in the No.98 Bryan Herta Autosport Castrol EDGE / Curb Honda is on a one year contract with the team and is currently the highest placed driver in the Sunoco Rookie field in the points standings in 11th place on 316 points.
Rossi who is also contracted to the Manor F1 Team as their reserve driver revealed that the team had a approached him about racing in Formula One for the second part of the season but that declined the offer as he wants to focus on his Verizon IndyCar Series career with Andretti Autosport.
However it would appear that for 2017 Rossi has a number of options on the table including remaining in the Verizon IndyCar Series with Andretti Autosport.
The American has also confirmed that he and his management have been approached by a second Formula One team with regards to a race deal for 2017 and that at least one other IndyCar series team have approached him about next season but he has not elaborated on that is.
Rossi revealed that while he still has aspirations to race in Formula One it has to be the right deal for him.