James Calado says he is hoping to secure a future with the Sahara Force India
team on the back of his outing in the Young Driver Test at Silverstone last month.
The GP2 racer produced an impressive display when he got behind the wheel of the VJM06 on all three days of the test and has been linked with the role of third driver with the Silverstone-based outfit as a result.
Force India has been without a regular test and reserve driver all season following Jules Bianchi's move to a race seat with Marussia.
Speaking to Sky Sports F1
, Calado confirmed that talks have now taken place between his manager Nicolas Prost and the team over the possibility of more track time in future.
"Doing the Force India
test was fantastic,” he said. “It was amazing to get in a Formula 1 car. I was getting evaluated by the team and I'd like to say I did a fantastic job! I got to grips with it quicker than I expected actually and was able to give good feedback.
"I can't hide that we're having discussions with Force India, my manager Nicolas Todt is talking to them now, and it's hopefully likely that things will happen in the near future."
Calado added that his relationship with the team had already moved forwards in the time since the test took place.
"Driving away from the track at Silverstone I was confident,” he said. “I was pretty happy and then within a few days the team were ringing me up asking for more information, maybe a sim[ulator] work and things like that.
"So building up a relationship with the team now and hopefully we can do some more going forward."