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Conor Daly to test for Force India 16 May 2012

Conor Daly (USA) Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Italian Grand Prix, Race Day, Monza, Italy, Sunday 12 September 2010. Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India VJM05.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Practice, Barcelona, Spain, Friday, 11 May 2012 Race 2 winner Conor Daly (USA) Lotus GP celebrates on the podium. GP3 Series, Rd1, Barcelona, Spain, 11-13 May 2012.

GP3 racer Conor Daly will enjoy his first taste of Formula One power this week courtesy of Force India. Daly will carry out an aero test for the Silverstone-based team at the wheel of the VJM05 in the UK on Thursday at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire.

The American, fresh from his win at GP3’s opening round in Barcelona last weekend, visited the Force India factory on Tuesday for a seat fitting and to familiarize himself with the systems on the car. He also got the chance to meet the engineering crew he will work with at the test and acquaint himself with a Formula One steering wheel.

The 20 year-old is the son of former Formula One driver Derek Daly and started karting back in 2002. After winning several amateur and professional karting awards, he moved to compete in the Skip Barber national championship and Ontario Formula Ford 1600 in 2008.

The following year he finished third in the Star Mazda championship presented by Goodyear. In 2010 he enjoyed a record-setting year in the series claiming seven wins, nine pole poles and 12 podium finishes. He joined GP3 in 2011, driving for Carlin, but swapped to the Lotus GP3 team for this season.

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