American Conor Daly will spend Wednesday, May 1 doing aero testing in the Force India team’s 2013 F1 car. The test will take place at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire, England.
Daly will have a new seat made at the Force India factory on Monday prior to a simulator session on Tuesday.
“These sessions are vital data-gathering times for F1 teams and I’m glad to be able to assist. F1 cars are very complex machines and the day provides me with a great opportunity to learn many of the systems,” said Daly.
This will be Daly’s third F1 test session, having taken part in two last season (ABOVE).
Grand prix teams are allowed to do four aero test sessions during the season. Formula 1 testing has resumed at the Imperial War Museum facility after having been suspended since Marussia test driver, Maria de Villota suffered serious injuries in a crash while testing there in July 2012.
Daly has either tested or raced a remarkable variety of racecars in the past 12 months including; Formula 3, GP3, GP2, World Series Renault 3.5, IndyCar, Formula 1 and in December/January he won the Indian MRF Challenge. He will make his IndyCar race debut at the Indianapolis 500 with AJ Foyt Racing.