Force India reserve driver Paul di Resta will have his first taste of the team's 2010 car at Jerez on Feb. 17. The British driver is scheduled to take the wheel of the Force India VJM03 on the opening day of next week's Jerez test, and will also run on the first day of the Barcelona test on Feb. 25.
Di Resta, who tested Force India's 2009 car during last December's rookie testing at Jerez, is getting the testing opportunity to ensure that he has the necessary F1 superlicense to participate in the first free practice session at grands prix this year.
Di Resta is likely to be the only reserve drive to appear in the tests. McLaren's Gary Paffett is the only other non-race driver scheduled to run after his appearance on the first day of last week's Valencia test.
Tonio Liuzzi, who drove the Force India at Jerez today, and Adrian Sutil will share the remaining six days at the second Jerez and Barcelona tests.