Placing third overall in GP2 boosts his stock. He’s the best of the uh… “less-tenured” group by that measure. I don’t know if I’d stick him in a Force India over Kevin Magnussen though, if he were available.
A reserve driver role is much more likely in my view. The last 3 guys to be the Force India reserve were racing today, so it’s probably one of the best teams to test for, from a developing drivers point of view. And isn’t in-season testing making a return next year? Calado will have plenty to do even if he’s not racing.
I’d say Calado’s future depends on other driver movements within the team. If they drop one of their drivers and can’t find a suitable replacement, then Calado might be in with a shot. But Force India is the only team he could really join because sponsorship has always been an issue for him, but the team has a unique structure for funding itself. I could see him alongside Sutil or Maldonado if the team feel game enough to take him.