James Rossiter will drive in first practice for Force India at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
The 29 year old Brit is the team’s simulator driver and will take to the track to ensure Force India’s simulator is as accurate as possible.
He will replace Adrian Sutil for the 90 minute session.
“This is an amazing opportunity and I’m really looking forward to taking part in an official practice session during a Grand Prix weekend,” said Rossiter.
“The fact that 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.”
Force India currently sit in fifth place in the 2013 championship.