Force India announces driver schedule for Bahrain

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez

Force India have announced that Nico Hulkenberg will be first on duty in the cockpit of the VJM07 when Formula 1 testing gets underway in Bahrain on 19 February.

The German will be on track for the first two days, with Sergio Perez taking over for the final two days of the penultimate pre-season test.

Reserve driver Daniel Juncadella will be on hand throughout the test but is not scheduled to drive during the course of the four days.

Force India will be seeking to improve reliabilty as they were the Mercedes powered team who notched up the least laps during Jerez testing late last month.

The team managed 146 laps during the spell in Spain, which was half that managed by the Mercedes works team. (GP247)

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