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James Calado conducts test for Force India

First published: June 20, 2013, 10:52 AM IST | Updated: June 20, 2013
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James Calado conducts test for Force India
Calado, 23, competed with current Williams F1 driver Valterri Bottas for the GP3 title two seasons ago.

England's James Calado conducted his second straight-line test of the year for the Force India outfit sparking rumours of his possible deal with the Force India. Ahead of the British GP at Silverstone, Calado was seen conducted his second straight-line test of the year for the outfit at the Duxford Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire.

Calado, 23, competed with current Williams F1 driver Valterri Bottas for the GP3 title two seasons ago and last year won two races in his first season of GP2. The Birt races for ART Grand Prix in the feeder GP2 Series, ran through a variety of aerodynamic configurations ahead of next weekend's British Grand Prix.

In April, Calado signed an agreement to be managed by Nicolas Todt, whose group looks after the interests of Felipe Massa, Pastor Maldonado and Jules Bianchi.

Incidentally, although Force India started the season without a reserve driver in the car on Fridays, after Jules Bianchi's signing by Marussia, they will soon be filling that slot. Deputy team principal Robert Fernley confirmed in Bahrain to this website that the team will soon be announcing the identity of the reserve driver as reported by jamesallenonf1.com.

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