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Calado hopes for more Force India outings

James Calado confirms he is in talks with Force India about making more F1 outings on the back of last month's Young Driver Test
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."



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James Calado (GBR) Sahara Force India VJM06 Test Driver leaves the pits.
James Calado (GBR) Sahara Force India VJM06 Test Driver.
James Calado (GBR) Sahara Force India VJM06 Test Driver.
James Calado (GBR) Sahara Force India VJM06 Test Driver.
James Calado (GBR) Sahara Force India VJM06 Test Driver.
21.09.2014 - Race, Pit stop, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
21.09.2014 - Race, Pit stop, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03
21.09.2014 - Race, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03 leads Esteban Gutierrez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C33
21.09.2014 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
21.09.2014 - Race, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
21.09.2014 - Race, Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9 leads Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
21.09.2014 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
21.09.2014 - Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM07
21.09.2014 - Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03
21.09.2014 - Race, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
21.09.2014 - Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03
21.09.2014 - Race, Pit stop, Jules Bianchi (FRA) Marussia F1 Team MR03
21.09.2014 - Race, Max Chilton (GBR), Marussia F1 Team MR03 leads Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05

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