WEC driver James Rossiter is to get a chance to test the Force India VJM06 at Jerez next week.
Rossiter is the team’s regular simulator driver, and – like Ferrari with Pedro de la Rosa – the team has opted to give him a chance to sample the real car so he can help to correlate the virtual version.
The 29-year-old is likely to get a maximum of half a day in the car, while Paul Di Resta will have it to himself for the rest of the week.
“We’re developing the simulator so we need to benchmark it,” deputy team principal Bob Fernley told this writer. “It will only be a short run, but just enough to do the benchmarking process.”
Rossiter has previously tested for BAR/Honda and Super Aguri, and had his most recent run for the latter outfit at Jerez in January 2008.
2 responses to “Rossiter to test Force India at Jerez”
29 years old! Good heavens! Can I foresee a 50 year old driver being a new signing in the racers seat in a few short years? Michael and Reubens should have hung around after all.
I don’t think James has any expectations of ever racing an F1 car… He’s a solid guy for the simulator job and this is a nice bonus.