Adrian Sutil has had a seat fitting for Force India ahead of a possible outing for the Silverstone squad in next week’s Barcelona test.
The German is a strong contender for the vacant seat alongside Paul di Resta, with Jules Bianchi also in the running.
The team is not expected to make any announcements about its second driver this week, but confirmed its plans for the Barcelona test would be revealed on Monday.
“Adrian has had a seat fitting with the team this week,” a spokesperson told AUTOSPORT.
“At this stage, the test driving schedule for the Barcelona test is not finalised but there is a possibility Adrian could be involved.
“The driving schedule will be communicated on Monday next week.”
Force India are the only team yet to confirm their full driver line-up. Paul di Resta debuted the VJM06 at Jerez last week, with reserve driver Jules Bianchi – also seen as a candidate for the second seat alongside di Resta – getting a run alongside James Rossiter.
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