Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

SINGAPORE - SEPTEMBER 26: Heikki Kovalainen of Finland and McLaren Mercedes prepares to drive during final practice prior to qualifying for the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 26, 2009 in Singapore. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Caterham says Alexander Rossi will drive in Spanish Grand Prix practice this week to be the first American driver behind the wheel of a Formula One car in five years. The former Lotus team says Rossi will replace Heikki Kovalainen for the first practice on Friday at the Catalunya Circuit outside Barcelona. The 20-year-old Californian says his goal is ''not to make any mistakes and learn as much as I can over the whole weekend as I take the next step in my career.'' The last American to drive in F1 was Scott Speed for Toro Rosso in 2007.
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