Hulkenberg to get first drive of VJM08

Force India

Force India has announced Nico Hulkenberg will drive the VJM08 first when it is ready to run at the final pre-season test.

Having used the 2014 car last week, Force India is due to run its 2015 car for the first time this week with the car scheduled to arrive at the Circuit de Catalunya on Friday morning. The team hopes to be able to take part in the afternoon session on day two, and says Hulkenberg will drive the car first having had limited running on Sunday due to a power unit issue.

Hulkenberg will then remain in the car for Saturday's running before handing over to team-mate Sergio Perez for the final day, meaning Perez is scheduled to complete just one day of running in the VJM08 before heading to the first race in Australia on March 15.

Force India is sitting out the opening day of the final test, with just eight teams running on Thursday.

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