Juncadella joins Force India as reserve driver

By on Friday, January 24, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Spanish driver Daniel Juncadella has been announced as Force India's reserve driver for the 2014 season.

The 22-year-old won the Formula Three Euroseries title in 2012 and drove for Williams at last year's young driver test.

Juncadella will continue to race in the DTM for Mercedes and also receive some Formula 1 outings during Friday practice sessions.

"Joining Force India is a dream come true," he said.

"It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to learn and will hopefully take me a step closer to eventually racing in Formula One."

"To work with the team at the track and in the factory will give me some valuable experience and I will do my best to make a contribution to help the team achieve its goals in 2014."

"Daniel is an exciting prospect and I am delighted to welcome him to Force India," said team principal Vijay Mallya.

"Over the last few years we have always tried to support young, talented drivers and we will continue down this path by giving Daniel the opportunity to drive the VJM07 on Friday mornings at selected races."

"Daniel will also play an important role in our simulator programme at the factory, which remains an increasingly important development tool."

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