Rossiter to drive Force India in Friday practice

James Rossiter

James Rossiter

British racing driver James Rossiter will drive for Force India in first Friday practice at this week’s British Grand Prix to help him with simulator work, the Formula 1 team has announced.

They said the 29-year-old would drive Adrian Sutil’s car, weather permitting, to gain more experience and to help ensure that the team’s simulator at their factory remained as close to the real car as possible.

“The main reason for driving the car is to help progress the team’s simulator programme, which I’ve been working on for almost 12 months,” he said in a statement.

“I drove the car during winter testing in February, but it’s valuable to have another opportunity to experience the real car and make sure it’s in [line] with the simulator.”

His debut at a grand prix weekend will mean five British drivers on track at their home race on Friday morning. (Reuters)

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