Juncadella to make FP1 debut at British GP
25 June 2014 – Force India F1 reserve driver Daniel Juncadella will make his debut in an official practice session at the British Grand Prix next week.
Juncadella, who is racing in the DTM again this year with Mercedes, will use Nico Hülkenberg's car during FP1 on Friday morning. It will be his third outing in the VJM07 as he also drove it in pre-season testing and more recently in the official post-Spanish Grand Prix test.
"I am delighted and ready and I'd like to thank Sahara Force India for this opportunity," the 23-year-old said. "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," he added.