Latifi confirmed for three more Force India practice runs

15-10-2018 15:50
by Nicolás Quarles van Ufford
Latifi confirmed for three more Force India practice runs

Force India have confirmed that their test driver Nicholas Latifi will be driving three more practice runs for the Pink Panthers, as the 23-year-old will be looking for more on-track experience in an F1 car.

Latifi already has had three FP1-outings for Force India, with the test and reserve being handed his debut in an F1 car in his native Canada. His other two practice runs were on the Hockenheimring in Germany and most recently in Sochi in Russia.

The Canadian, who like Lance Stroll is the son of a billionaire, will take the departing Esteban Ocon's seat for FP1 in the United States this weekend and again in Mexico a week later. He'll then take Sergio Pérez's VJM11 for FP1 in Brazil, the penultimate round of the season.

"Our reserve and test driver, Nicholas Latifi, will see plenty of free practice action in the final rounds of the 2018 championship with the young Canadian taking part in three further FP1 sessions before the end of the season - starting in Austin," Force India confirmed.

"Nicholas, who has already been in the car for three FP1 sessions, will reprise his testing roles at the USA, Mexican and Brazilian events. He will be standing in for Esteban Ocon in Austin and Mexico City, while deputising for Sergio Perez in Interlagos."

Source: Force India Media

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