Spanish Grand Prix – Sahara Force India’s Reserve and Test Driver, Nicholas Latifi, will make his first appearance in the VJM11 at the Barcelona test session following the Spanish Grand Prix.
The first in-season test of 2018 takes place at the Circuit de Catalunya on the 15th & 16th of May. Force India are the first team to announce their line-up, with Latifi set to drive on the Tuesday of testing. Currently racing in F2 with DAMS, the 22 year old Canadian finished on the podium in the sprint race in Baku last weekend.
Development driver Nikita Mazepine takes over for the day’s running on Wednesday.
The team are also helping Pirelli with their 2018 tyre testing program, and will run a second VJM11 throughout the two days. Current Mercedes reserve driver and reigning GP3 Champion George Russell will drive this second car on the Tuesday, with Latifi taking over on the Wednesday.