I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s been a pretty good week for Conor Daly. A first GP3 win will do that for a driver.
If you somehow missed it, here’s Conor in his own words, exclusively here at F1B. (Yeah, I’m pimping that. Wouldn’t you?)
And it keeps getting better. On Thursday. Conor will get his first taste of a Formula 1 car, courtesy Force India. Here’s the team’s release:
Up and coming GP3 racer, Conor Daly, will enjoy his first taste of F1 power this week when he gets behind the wheel of the VJM05 on Thursday 17 May. The 20-year-old American driver will help the team with its aero testing programme, which takes place at Cotswold Airport in Gloucestershire.
Fresh from his race win during the opening round of the GP3 season in Barcelona last weekend, Conor visited the team’s Silverstone headquarters on Tuesday for a seat-fit and to familiarise himself with the systems on the car. It was a chance to meet his engineering crew and run through the functions on a Formula One steering wheel.
The programme on Thursday is one of the full-size aerodynamic tests that teams are allowed to complete during the course of the season. The focus is to measure aerodynamic forces to correlate with wind tunnel data.
Enjoy, Conor, and if it isn’t too presumptuous — don’t forget to pull your thoughts together for us. And, to Force India: You might want to give him a little time at the USGP. And I don’t care if that is presumptuous. Make it happen.