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New Force India reserve Calado gets FP1 run
Monday 02nd September 2013, 18:11 by TF1T Staff
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Force India have confirmed the signing of Briton James Calado as their test and reserve driver for the remainder of the 2013 season.
Calado will get the opportunity to take part in "several" Friday practice sessions, starting with this weekend's Italian Grand Prix.
The GP2 driver drove for the Silverstone outfit during the Young Driver Test earlier this year and impressed the team's management, including team co-owner Vijay Mallya.
"I'm pleased to confirm that we've signed James as our third driver," he confirmed, ahead of the race.
"We worked with him during the Silverstone test and he impressed everyone with his speed and consistency. We've always tried to support young drivers and this is a great opportunity for James to gain some valuable experience of driving during F1 race events.
"James will take part in the opening free practice session on Friday [now] at Monza. He will also run in practice at several other races this year. It's always useful to get another driver's feedback on the car and it will help us evaluate James."
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