Conor Daly lands Force India aero test chance

The Daly name is back in F1 for the first time since 1982

Conor Daly will have his first F1 experience when he undertakes an aero test for Sahara Force India on Thursday at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire.

The 20-year-old, who scored his first GP3 win in Barcelona on Sunday, spent part of the Spanish GP weekend with the F1 team. He was at the Silverstone factory on Tuesday for a seat fitting and to familiarise himself with the controls of the VJM05.

Daly’s opportunity comes some 30 years after his father Derek enjoyed his final F1 season with Williams, as team mate to the 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg.

Although his father is Irish by birth, Daly Jr was born in Noblesville, Indiana, and has always raced under the American flag.

He drives for the Lotus (formerly ART) team in GP3, whose co-owner Nicolas Todt also manages regular Sahara Force India test driver Jules Bianchi.

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