Rossiter gets Silverstone practice outing
26 June 2013 – Force India's simulator driver, James Rossiter, will make his Formula 1 race weekend debut during the opening practice session for the British Grand Prix on Friday.
The 29-year-old Briton, who completed a day of pre-season testing for the outfit back in February, will take over Adrian Sutil's car for the 90 minute session, with the team aiming to better correlate its simulator for the remainder of the 2013 campaign.
"This is an amazing opportunity and I’m really looking forward to taking part in an official practice session during a Grand Prix weekend," Rossiter explained. "The fact that Silverstone is my home race makes the news even sweeter.
"The main reason for driving the car is to help progress the team’s simulator programme, which I’ve been working on for almost twelve months. 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 harmony with the simulator."
Force India stated that Rossiter's outing is dependent on dry weather conditions.