Juncadella to make practice debut

By on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Daniel Juncadella will make his Formula 1 practice debut when he participates in the first session at next weekend's British Grand Prix.

Juncadella, Force India's reserve driver, will replace Nico Hulkenberg during the first 90 minute session at Silverstone.

The Spaniard sampled the VJM07 during pre-season testing at Jerez and also received a day in the car at the post-race test in Barcelona.

"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," he said.

"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."

Juncadella is not the only driver making his practice debut at Silverstone as Williams development driver Susie Wolff will test the FW36 during the first session.

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