American drivers audition for F1 rides

Updated: November 30, 2009, 1:47 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com

It was an encouraging Thanksgiving week for U.S. road-racing fans, with news emerging from Europe that two up-and-coming American drivers will participate in the Formula One young drivers' test Dec. 1-3 in Jerez, Spain.

Firestone Indy Lights champion JR Hildebrand will share time with DTM ace Paul di Resta in a car run by the Force India team. And in one of the BMW F1 team's final functions, 18-year-old American Alexander Rossi also will test at Jerez as part of his prize for winning ...

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