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British Grand Prix: Rossiter gets Force India run

James Rossiter to appear for Force India during Friday practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone
Force India has confirmed that simulator driver James Rossiter will make his debut in an official F1 practice session this weekend at Silverstone.

The 29-year-old - who has tested with Honda, BAR and Force India in the past – will replace Adrian Sutil for the opening session of the British Grand Prix weekend to gain extra experience of the car, which he drove at Jerez during pre-season testing earlier this year.

The team revealed that the decision to give Rossiter time on track had been taken to 'ensure the team's simulator remains as close to the real car as possible' and to allow the Briton to give greater feedback from the simulator work he carries out.

Rossiter's run is dependent on dry track conditions to ensure the team can gain meaningful information from his running.

“This is an amazing opportunity and I'm really looking forward to taking part in an official practice session during a Grand Prix weekend,” he said. “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.”



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