Calado set for Silverstone test drive for Force India

GP2 Series 2013, Grand Prix of Monaco, #3 James Calado
GP2 Series 2013, Grand Prix of Monaco, #3 James Calado Credit: PA Images

British GP2 driver James Calado is to drive for Force India during the three-day Young Driver Test which begins at Silverstone tomorrow.

ART Grand Prix driver Calado, who has already taken part in straight-line aero testing in the VJM06, will share duties at the Northamptonshire circuit along with Force India race drivers Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil.

The team will decide the driving schedule on each morning of the three-day test.

Vijay Mallya, Force India team principal and managing director, said: "We are pleased to give James the opportunity to test with us at Silverstone.

"As a graduate of the Racing Steps Foundation, his talent and determination have brought him to our attention and this is the ideal occasion to evaluate him further.

"The priority this week is to give the team a better understanding of the new Pirelli tyres due to be introduced next week in Budapest.

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