Force India planning to be in Jerez for first test 21 January, 2014 Nico Hulkenberg during testing for Force India at Jerez in 2012 Force India plans to be at Jerez with their Mercedes powered VJM07 for the opening test of the 2014 Formula 1 season, which begins on 28 January. A spokesman for the team confirmed to Grand Prix 247, “We are planning to be in Jerez. Driver schedule to be confirmed.” The team will have an all new driver line-up for the forthcoming season with the pairing of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez. Regarding the official launch on the team’s 2014 challenger he said, “Our plan for a presentation will be confirmed later this week.” Currently it is known that Lotus will skip the opening test in Spain, McLaren has yet to confirm whether it will be present, amid reports that the new MP4-29 will not be ready in time, while an announcement regarding Caterham plans, including their 2014 driver line-up, was made to members of the media at their Leafield headquarters. (GP247) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.