Calado to practice at Monza and elsewhere - Mallya

Current GP2 Series ART Grand Prix driver, James Calado, has been signed as a reserve driver for the Sahara Force India Formula One team.

Sep.3 (GMM) James Calado will drive a Force India on Friday morning at Monza.

A month ago, rumours suggested the GP2 frontrunner - a 24-year-old Briton - would soon be signed as the Silverstone based team's new reserve driver.

The news was confirmed officially by team boss Vijay Mallya on Monday.

"I'm pleased to confirm that we've signed James as our third driver," he said.

James Calado, Sahara Force India VJM06, Young Drivers Test at Silverstone
James Calado, Sahara Force India VJM06, Young Drivers Test at Silverstone

Photo by: XPB Images

Mallya said Calado, who is managed by Nicolas Todt, will drive on Friday morning at Monza, and also in initial 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," he added.

Force India's current race drivers are Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil.

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Series Formula 1 , GP2
Drivers Paul di Resta , Adrian Sutil , Nicolas Todt , James Calado
Teams Force India , ART Grand Prix
Article type Breaking news
Tags calado, force india, gp2, mallya, monza, morning practice, reserve driver, todt