As reported first and exclusively by Autoweek on Tuesday, Indiana-born Conor Daly, son of ex-Formula One driver Derek Daly, is taking one more step in his father’s shoes as the Force India Formula One team announced on Wednesday umorning that Daly will be testing for the team.
Daly is currently racing in the GP3 series for his second year, presently for Lotus GP, for which Daly won his first GP3 race last weekend. So it’s a bit of a surprise for Daly to be testing for Force India instead of Lotus, but it appears to be a good opportunity nonetheless. Details of the deal have not been revealed, but it seems comparable to the duties assigned to Alexander Rossi, the 20-year-old California racer, who has tested for Caterham.
There likely will be no American driver at the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin in November, but with Daly, Rossi and fellow American open-wheel rising star Michael Lewis, it doesn’t seem out of the question for the inaugural race in New Jersey next summer.