Fisichella to test for Force India – reports

Tue, 13 November 2007, 06:19

Giancarlo Fisichella is expected to join the growing list of established formula one drivers to test for Force India in the upcoming winter period.

The winner of three grands prix, who is looking increasingly unlikely to retain his Renault seat in 2008, will probably join fellow veteran Ralf Schumacher at the wheel of a Silverstone built car in December, numerous sources – including Diario AS, Die Welt and Sport Bild – are reporting.

Force India, formerly Spyker, has already confirmed that Christian Klien and Tonio Liuzzi will test at Barcelona this week alongside young hopefuls including Giedo van der Garde and Roldan Rodriguez.

Rodriguez told the Spanish news agency EFE that the addition of even more well-known names like Fisichella makes his quest for a race seat next year “slightly more complicated”.

“It seems that everyone wants to come to this team,” the Spanish GP2 driver said.

23-year-old Rodriguez admits that testing on day one (Tuesday) at Barcelona is a disadvantage compared to his rivals who will run on Wednesday and Thursday.

“But it’s the day that I have and there is nothing to do about it. I am sure the team will take this into account, anyway,” he added.

To Sport Bild, meanwhile, Ralf Schumacher’s manager would not confirm reports that the former Toyota driver is lined up to test for Force India next month.

“I can not comment,” Hans Mahr insisted.

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