Force India has announced that Yelmer Buurman and Antonio Felix da Costa will join the team for the post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test. It will be the first time both drivers get behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car.
Dutchman Yelmer, 23, has been competing in the Superleague Formula series this season. The 19-year old da Costa will become the youngest Portuguese to ever drive a Formula 1 car when he tests the Force India machine next week.
Da Costa raced in the F3 Euro Series in 2010, finishing as top rookie.
"We are pleased to be able to offer Yelmer and Antonio the opportunity to test an F1 car, which they both feel will be brilliant exposure and experience at this early stage in their career," said Force India CEO Otmar Szafnauer.
"Paul [di Resta] will set the benchmark times so they can assess their own performance and see how to work within a top level team."