10 July 2018

More Formula One testing for Nicholas Latifi

 

Nicholas Latifi will return to the cockpit of Sahara Force India’s VJM11 Formula One car for two more test appearances this month.

The 23-year-old has been working with the British-based team since the start of 2018 as its official reserve and test driver.

Six weeks after his maiden Free Practice 1 (FP1) session at June’s Canadian Grand Prix, Nicholas will take the wheel again on 20 July at the FP1 session ahead of the German Grand Prix.

The Canadian will drive Esteban Ocon’s car at the Hockenheim Circuit to gain further experience of working with the team during a Grand Prix event.

Nicholas will also drive for the team during the Formula One in-season test in Budapest on 31 July.

“Montreal was fantastic, it’s a day I’ll never forget, so I’m really looking forward to getting back in the car for a second FP1 outing at Hockenheim,” Nicholas said.

“Unlike Montreal, Hockenheim is a track I have driven before, and because I’m a bit more used to the car now, I’m feeling relaxed and more comfortable and confident.

“The goal is to do a good job for the team and get the data they need. I want to push along the programme for them as much as possible and build my own experience at the wheel of a Formula One car.”