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Force India and BMW sign up young testers - The team grant Paul di Resta a drive, whilst BMW keep their promises

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It’s the 24th November 2009 and this is F1Minute.

We have some more teams signing up young drivers for the upcoming test. Firstly, Force India have confirmed they’ll be running DTM driver Paul di Resta, and Indy Lights champ JR Hildebrand. di Resta is popular within Mercedes and finished third in the DTM series this year. He has previously tested for McLaren, and is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Force India. Hildebrand has less idea what he is getting into but says: “I’m ecstatic to get my first taste of F1. I’ve heard so much about the performance of the cars and know this is going to be quicker and more responsive than anything I’ve ever sat in before.”

Meanwhile, BMW have confirmed they’ll run Alexander Rossi and Esteban Gutiérrez, despite not having an entry next year. Mario Theissen says the pair were promised the test after winning Formula BMW championships, and depriving them of it was not an option.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.