Neel Jani to try Force India simulator
New Delhi: Apart from Karun Chandhok, Force India will also put Swiss driver of Indian origin Neel Jani in the driver simulator to test his Formula One mettle.
“Apart from Karun, I have decided to put Neel Jani in the driver simulator to see how good he is,” Force India Chairman Vijay Mallya told reporters over phone.
Both would be assessed for the next year’s test driver’s role since the outfit is likely to continue with Adrian Sutil and Vitantonio Liuzzi as its race driver.
Twenty six-year-old Neel Jani is son of an Indian father and a Swiss mother who raced in the GP2 series before moving to A1 GP for Team Switzerland and won the 2007-8 championship.
In 2005, he was Toro Rosso’s third driver, alongside Scott Speed and Liuzzi.
Neel Jani recently signed with an Indian sports management company as his father Mukesh is hoping to launch his son’s F1 career.
Reports claim Mukesh is bidding for BMW Sauber, which would pull out of the F1 circuit after the 2009 season.
Neel and his father have been in touch with Mallya since last year and met Mallya in Barcelona to express their interest.
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