Daniel Juncadella, Williams, Young Drivers' Test day one, Silverstone, 2013

Force India sign Daniel Juncadella as reserve driver

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Daniel Juncadella, Williams, Young Drivers' Test day one, Silverstone, 2013DTM driver Daniel Juncadella has been signed by Force India as their reserve driver for the coming season. He will participate in Friday practice sessions for the team.

The 22-year-old from Barcelona won the European Formula Three championship in 2012 before joining Mercedes’ DTM team last year.

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya described Juncadella as an “exciting prospect”.

“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.”

Juncadella, who drove for Williams in last year’s Young Drivers Test, said the move is a “fantastic opportunity” and hopes it will “take me a step closer to eventually racing in Formula One”.

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