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Sutil has Force India seat fitting

ESPN Staff
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Adrian Sutil last drove for Force India in 2011 © Sutton Images

Former F1 driver Adrian Sutil has had a seat fitting at Force India's Silverstone base ahead of a possible test at Barcelona next week.

Sutil is among the drivers being considered by Force India for a race drive this year as the team heads for the second pre-season test with just Paul di Resta confirmed. Sutil drove for the team between 2007 and 2011 and is believed to be in the running alongside test driver Jules Bianchi, who drove the new VJM06 at Jerez last week.

"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 finalized but there is a possibility Adrian could be involved. The driving schedule will be communicated on Monday next week."

Sutil's manager Manfred Zimmermannm insisted this week that his driver is still in the running.

"We're convinced it will work out," he told Motorsport-Magazin. "But unfortunately we have to be patient and keep our fingers crossed."