Adrian Sutil is expected to become the second Force India
hopeful to run with the team in pre-season testing, following reports of a seat fitting at the its Silverstone base.
The German, who lost out to fellow countryman Nico Hulkenberg
in the 'three into two' scenario that preceded the 2012 campaign, has emerged from his assault case to become a viable option for the squad, which already has 2011 team-mate Paul di Resta confirmed for the coming year. Sutil is just one of a number of options open to Force India, with Jules Bianchi
– who tested at Jerez last week – and HRT refugee Narain Karthikeyan though to be the other main contenders.
"Adrian has had a seat fitting with the team this week," a team spokesperson told Autosport
magazine, "At this stage, the test driving schedule for the Barcelona test is not finalised but there is a possibility Adrian could be involved.”
Force India is expected to reveal its Barcelona test line-up on Monday, a day ahead of the four-day session getting underway at the Circuit de Catalunya.