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Rossiter handed FP1 debut

Thursday 27th June 2013

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Rossiter handed FP1 debut

Rossiter handed FP1 debut

James Rossiter will get his first taste of action in a Formula One car this weekend after being handed a practice outing by Force India.

The 29-year-old simulator driver will replace veteran Adrian Sutil in Free Practice One at Silverstone on Friday morning.

"This is an amazing opportunity and I'm really looking forward to taking part in an official practice session during a grand prix weekend," an excited Rossiter said.

"The fact Silverstone is my home race makes the news even sweeter.

"The main reason for driving the car is to help progress the team's simulator programme, which I've been working on for almost 12 months.

"I drove the car during winter testing in February, but it's valuable to have another opportunity to experience the real car and make sure it's in harmony with the simulator."

Rossiter will be one of five Britons in action on Friday as his Force India team-mate Paul di Resta, Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, McLaren's Jenson Button and Max Chilton of Marussia will also be on track.

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