Juncadella to replace Hulkenberg in FP1 at Silverstone

Daniel Juncadella

Daniel Juncadella

Force India reserve driver, 23-year-old Spaniard, Daniel Juncadella will make his Formula 1 Free Practice debut at the British Grand Prix.

The he team confirmed that Juncadella, the reigning FIA European Formula 3 champion and winner of both the Macau Grand Prix and F3 Masters at Zandvoort, will replace Nico Hulkenberg in FP1 at their home circuit.

Juncadella who tested for Force India in preseason testing and in Barcelona last month said, “I am delighted and ready and I’d like to thank Sahara Force India for this opportunity,”

“This will be the first time I take part in an official grand prix weekend session, so it will be a very special day for me – I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time and it goes to show that hard work and determination can get you there!”

“Since the start of the year back in Jerez, where I got my first chance to drive the car, I’ve been working very hard together with the team and I’ve definitely learned a lot. My second outing at the test in Barcelona and all the hours we’ve spent together on the simulator have given me plenty of confidence. They were also the perfect way to get to know the team better, something which I think is always essential in order to do well.”

“This is also the team’s local race, which makes a day I will never forget even more special,” concluded Juncadella.

(Force India F1)